The Wreck of the Deutschland
When, in the winter of 1875, Gerard Manley Hopkins read of the loss of the steamship
Deutschland off the mouth of the Thames, he was so moved that he wrote his famous poem. But
Hopkins was unaware of the dramatic story behind the newspaper reports.
One hundred years after the death of the poet, Sean Street pieces together the jigsaw of events.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol. Stereo
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A series of six programmes to mark the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This week's presenter, Tessa Shaw , visits
Mozambique and the Philippines to look at the condition of children whose lives have been destroyed by armed conflict.
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A season of seven dramatised stories. 1: The Son by GRAHAM SWIFT. dramatised by JOHN SCOTNEY.
Kosta always meant to tell his 'son' that he was adopted. But when Adoni insists on going to Athens, Kosta realises that the truth will soon be out....
Directed by ENYD WILLIAMS Stereo
The second of two sketches from the life and music of Claude Debussy by DAVID BUCK. Starring and The song, based on themes by Debussy, composed by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT , who also devised and plays
Debussy's piano sketches.-Directed by JOHN POWELL Stereo
Pierre Louys in Guns:
Woman at funeral:
At the 'Black Cat' Marie Krysinska, singer:
Master of Ceremonies:
Debussy composed his famous Prelude in 1894. It was to change the face of music. In 1912,
Nijinsky choreographed and danced the Faun for Diaghilev's Ballets
Russes. although Debussy had originally thought that his music would accompany Mallarme's poem
L 'Apres-midi d'un faune. With and Anna Cropper as Romola Nijinsky.
Directed by JOHN POWELL Stereo
In June 1888, Margaret Stevenson set sail from San Francisco with her son, Robert Louis
Stevenson, and his wife, bound for the South Seas. With the help of Margaret's journal, Barbara Brill has compiled an account of their travels.
With Colette O'Neil as Margaret. Narrator
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)
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