A SPECIAL reading of the wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her husband Peter Fleming will be given by their daughter Lucy Fleming.

Lucy, who is an actor in The Archers, will read the letters alongside Simon Williams, another actor in the radio soap, in Posting Letters to the Moon.

Lucy and Simon play Miranda and Justin Eliot in The Archers and are a real life couple.

This is a romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia and her explorer and writer husband Peter (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming) posted to India and the Far East during the war ‘as far away as the moon’ working for Military Intelligence.

The letters are read by their daughter Lucy Fleming (Miranda in The Archers, Survivors) and her husband Simon Williams (Justin in The Archers, EastEnders, Upstairs Downstairs) and give an insight into a young mother’s life coping during the war, mixed with wonderful stories about Celia Johnson working with Noel Coward and David Lean, leading to her starring role in the classic film Brief Encounter in 1945.

*Posting Letters to the Moon, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, Friday, April 26, 8pm. Call the box office for tickets and more information.