John King with Award – photos from Gail Herbert

Photos from Gail Herbert, no reproduction without permission.

Pebble Mill, Entertainment Executive Producer, John King, recorded  a dramatisation of author Laurie Lee’s book about his return to Andalusia with his bride after the Spanish Civil War in the mid 1930s.  It was written and narrated by Laurie Lee.  The two part drama was called  ‘A Rose for Winter’, and went out in 1989.

John King accepted this award from the Mayor of Almunecar, in Spain in November 1989, on behalf of Laurie Lee.  It was called ‘The Golden Avocado’!

The second photo shows John preparing for a radio interview in Spain around the same time, with fixer, Trini.

John King died in 1999.

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  • Hi Vanessa,

    We made ‘As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning’ before ‘Rose for Winter’. It was also made as a two part drama with Laurie Lee’s commentary. The award John has was actually for Laurie Lee and John accepted it on his behalf. It was presented by the Mayor of Almunecar and was called the golden avocado! The lady in the radio studio was our fixer called Trini.

  • Thanks for that Gail, I’ll add it into the original post.

    Best wishes


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