Pam Ayres - The Works: The Classic Collection

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In a 2006 interview (aired on Radio New Zealand's Nine To Noon programme, 24 October 2006), she stated that, at the age of twelve, she enjoyed writing parodies of the Lonnie Donegan songs popular at that time. [15] Career [ edit ] Many of her poems are in school textbooks around the world including the UK, USA, China, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, South Africa, Ireland and Singapore. Pam’s autobiography, The Necessary Aptitude, was the UK’s bestselling female autobiography of 2011.

a b c Plomley, Roy (29 September 1979). "Pam Ayres". Desert Island Discs. BBC . Retrieved 13 April 2022. (from 12m0s on) I settled down to live in Witney, I had a flat there, a little flat. And then I started to go the local folk club, which is where I used to listen to all this wonderful folk music I'm so keen on. And then I started to write poems, because I wanted to stand up and do something, and my singing voice is not that hot. So I had a few poems, and I wrote a few more, and I used to stand up and recite those in the folk club, and as a result of that, anybody who was organising something charitable in the area tended to say "Would you come along too, Pam, and give us one of your famous poems?" And I had a T-shirt with 'Famous Broadcasting Personality' written across the front, so I used to put my FBP T on and recite some poems, and as a result of these charitable dos, a friend had a friend at Radio Oxford, and this friend said "Would you like me to suggest you for Radio Oxford?" & I said "Yes, please." The Cotswolds & Beyond with Pam Ayres: Air date destinations | Worcestershire News Online". 24 August 2022. In September 2021, her TV series The Cotswolds with Pam Ayres premiered on Channel 5. Each episode features a special guest and ends with Pam reciting a short, uplifting verse summing up her adventures. In 2022, the programme was recommissioned as The Cotswolds and Beyond with Pam Ayres, [22] as the programme expanded its remit to have Ayres visit the market town of Pershore to meet Toyah Willcox, [23] [24] as well as going to the Henley Regatta with Steve Redgrave, the Dean Forest Railway and the gardens at Highgrove, where she met the then Prince of Wales. [25] Influence [ edit ]In 2009, she made her first appearance on the BBC TV programme, QI. In 2011 she said in a Daily Telegraph magazine interview that she was "about to go on my 14th tour of Australia".

Young, Kirsty (5 August 2018). "Pam Ayres". Desert Island Discs. (from 11m40s on): Bob Dylan, I discovered him when I was 17 years old and for the first time in my life I felt it was music and songwriting that was relevant to me.... I felt as though he was talking to me, we were of similar age; and also, because I wanted to be a writer but I didn't know how to express it. He made me feel that I wanted to write my own things. I didn't ever want to write like Bob Dylan, I wanted to write my own things, and he accentuated that feeling. The Magazine Monitor". 8 September 2006. Archived from the original on 22 January 2009 . Retrieved 16 August 2021– via In 2007, Ayres acted in a radio sitcom, Potting On for Radio 4, co-starring Geoffrey Whitehead. [19] She wrote and recorded six series of her Radio 4 programme Ayres on the Air, the latest of which was broadcast in 2018. [18] [20]In September 2006, the BBC's Magazine Monitor's "10 Things...", claimed, though without providing details, to have learnt that week ( 1-8 Sep) that Bob Dylan inspired Ayres to write poetry. [11] However, although Ayres has often spoken of her admiration of Dylan, [12] [13] in a 2015 interview, she stated that "I don't know that he [Dylan] ever was the inspiration to start writing poetry... I certainly loved him." [14] In March 2021 a new edition of Pam’s book, With These Hands, was re-issued by Ebury Press/Penguin Books. First published in 1997, this book includes many of Pam’s most popular earlier poems including Yes I’ll Marry You My Dear, Will I Have To Be Sexy at Sixty, The Wonderbra, and How Can That Be My Baby? I met my husband on broadway... Lewisham Broadway' |". Archived from the original on 25 July 2021 . Retrieved 25 July 2021. Pam is the author of several best-selling poetry collections, including The Works, With These Hands, Surgically Enhanced, You Made Me Late Again!, and Up In The Attic. Rees, Jasper (7 October 2022). "Pam Ayres gets a royal treat – a tour of Highgrove from King Charles himself". The Telegraph.

After a forty plus years’ career, and ten years on since Pam Ayres’ last live recordings were released, Pam’s latest audiobook brings together two recent live recordings of her solo stage shows, one at London’s Cadogan Hall, and the other at the Regent Centre, Christchurch. Pam introduces each recording and then, as a bonus, reads many of her poems which have not been previously recorded from her two most recent books, You Made Me Late Again and Up In The Attic. Pam had appeared three times for HM The Queen – at the Silver Jubilee Royal Variety Performance in 1977, at a Royal Gala Charity Reception at St. James Palace in 1996, when Pam, as the only entertainer, performed part of her solo stage show, and finally at Sandringham Women’s Institute in 2004, when the Queen attended in her capacity as President of the Sandringham WI. Subsequently, Pam was honoured to be awarded the MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2004. Lewis, Roz (20 September 2011). "Pam Ayres reveals why Birmingham put her off Bob Dylan". Birmingham Mail . Retrieved 13 April 2022. I adored Dylan when I was 17, but I don't love him any more. Pam Ayres is celebrated in the UK (and far beyond) as a favourite radio, TV and stage entertainer; it is impossible to read her comic poems without hearing her voice in your head. She says that she wrote them to be proclaimed out loud with gusto. BBC Radio 4 - Ayres on the Air". BBC. Archived from the original on 23 June 2021 . Retrieved 16 August 2021.BBC One - The TV That Made Me, Series 1, Pam Ayres". BBC. Archived from the original on 3 October 2018 . Retrieved 16 August 2021. Pam Ayres was born in Stanford in the Vale, Berkshire (now administered as part of Oxfordshire), the youngest of six children (having four elder brothers and a sister) of Stanley and Phyllis Ayres. Her father worked for 44 years as a linesman for the Southern Electricity Board, having been a sergeant in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War. Ayres considered her upbringing "a country childhood"; she was raised in one of a row of small council houses. [2] [3] [4] Oliver, Gill (26 September 2011). "Interview with Pam Ayres". Oxford Mail . Retrieved 13 April 2022. Pam Ayres: Ayres and graces". The Independent. 1 March 2008. Archived from the original on 25 July 2021 . Retrieved 25 July 2021. Top poetry is complete nonsense". BBC News. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018 . Retrieved 16 August 2021.

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