In the 1950s, I was preparing to direct a BBC dramatised documentary, Black Furrow, written by Elaine Morgan and my television debut. I visited Elaine at her home near Aberdare, overlooking an opencast coalmine. The evening was spent in the company of her husband, Morien, a Spanish civil war veteran, playing chess on the carpet with their two sons, who were both reading and would take turns to crawl out of the shadows to make their moves. I have always been grateful for the privilege.David © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds …read more

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