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THE TURN OF THE SCREW

A radio adaptation by John Tydeman of the novel by HENRY JAMES with Jane Wenham
'This story is too horrible. It Is beyond everything. Nothing at all that I know touches it for sheer terror. And the fact that it is about two children gives the effect of an extra turn of the screw.'
Cast in order of speaking:
Music composed by JOHN BUCKLAND
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN
See facing page
Network Three

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

An opera in a prologue and two acts
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER after a story by Henry James on gramophone records
English OPERA GROUP ORCHESTRA
Conducted by THE COMPOSER
The action takes place in and around Bly. a country house in the East of England, in the middle of the last century
4.55* ACT 2
See previous page
BBC Radio 4 FM

Classic Serial: The Turn of the Screw

By Henry James. A new version of the classic Victorian ghost story. When a new young governess arrives at Bly, a remote country house in Essex, she fears that her two young charges may be hiding a dark secret. Dramatised by Neville Teller. Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated on Saturday at 9pm

A country house, two children, their new governess and ghostly goings-on in Henry James's The Turn of theScrew The Turn of the Screw

3.00pm R4 FM Henry James's novel must be one of the scariest stories of all time, so close the curtains and get ready for the hairs on your arms to stand on end in this dramatisation by Neville Teller. The story centres on a young governess, sent to a country house to look after a London gentleman's nephew and niece. The children, Miles and Flora, seem almost too angelic to be true at first, but who is that man with curly red hairand sharp eyes that keeps staring at Miles, and why is Flora getting out of bed at night to look at a mysterious woman in the garden? Cathy Sara (whom you may remember as Lauren Walsh from The Archers, one of the women who had the misfortune of being two-timed by Tom Archer) plays the governess who may have stumbled upon some evil ghostly forces at work or, alternatively, could easily be a psychologically damaged woman who poses a potentially terrible danger to her charges.
BBC One London

The Turn of the Screw

Henry James's chilling ghost story is given a 1920s makeover in this dramatisation by Sandy Welch, starring Michelle Dockery and Sue Johnston. A young governess is sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, but is unsettled by the sense of intense evil that seems to lurk within. (S) (AD)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 213)
Snow queen: page 30
Third Programme

FLORA ROBSON with Gladys Young and Marjorie Westbury in 'THE TURN OF THE SCREW'

A version for broadcasting, by E'. J. King Bull, of the famous story by Henry James
Music composed by Gerrard Williams
London Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Bernard
Produced by E. J. King Bull
' It Is the fact that there were two children, you see, that gives it the effect of ... an extra turn of the screw '
Third Programme

FLORA ROBSON with Gladys Young and Marjorie Westbury in ' THE TURN OF THE SCREW '

A version for broadcasting, by E. J. King Bull, of the famous story by Henry James
Music composed by Gerrard Williams
London Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Bernard
Produced by E. J. King Bull
It is the fact that there were two children, you see, that gives it the effect of ... an extra turn of the screw '
Third Programme

FLORA ROBSON with Gladys Young and Marjorie Westbury in 'THE TURN OF THE SCREW'

A version for broadcasting by E. J. King Bull, of the famous story by Henry James
Music composed by Gerrard Williams
London Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Anthony Bernard
Produced by E. J. King Bull
' It is the fact that there were two children you see, that gives it the effect of ... an extra turn of the screw '
Third Programme

Flora Robson with Gladys Young and Marjorie Westbury in ' THE TURN OF THE SCREW

A version for broadcasting by E. J. King Bull of the story by Henry James
' It is the fact that there were two children, you see, that gives it the effect of ... an extra turn of the screw.'
The music composed by Gerrard Williams played by the London Chamber Orchestra conducted by Anthony Bernard Production by E. J. King Bull
BBC Radio 3

The Turn of the Screw

An opera in two acts
Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER after the story by HENRY JAMES Music by Benjamin Britten
A young governess attempts to rescue the two children in her charge from the evil power of the ghosts that haunt them.
A Scottish Opera production direct from the MacRobert Centre, Stirling
SCOTTISH BAROQUE ENSEMBLE leader LEONARD FRIEDMAN conducted by RODERICK BRYDON Producer ANTHONY BESCH Act 1
8.55* Henry James : a recording from the BBC Sound Archives in which COMPTON MACKENZIE and MAX BEERBOHM recall memories of the author.
.10* The Turn of the Screw Act 2
BBC Radio 3

The Turn of the Screw

Opera in two acts
Music by Benjamin Britten Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER , after the story by HENRY JAMES
Britten's music graphically underlays the deepening spiral of horror into which the characters are driven by whatever ghosts they seem to see.
INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE OF THE NEW PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA OF RADIO FRANCE conducted by JULIUS RUDEL Act 1
3.25* Interval Reading
3.35* The Turn of the Screw, Act 2
National Programme Daventry

The Turn of the Screw

A version for broadcasting by E. J. King Bull of the famous story by Henry James.
The famous story by the Anglo-American writer, Henry James, on which this play is based, is perhaps the greatest psychological thriller written by a man of genius, certainly outstanding in its power to terrify by suggestion. It tells of the gradual haunting of two beautiful children by malignant spirits, and of the struggle waged for their souls by a loving governess. There is little action, but the mounting excitement of the struggle is conveyed in writing of great subtlety and beauty, heightened in this broadcast version by the music faded in and out above the dialogue to denote the interplay of the supernatural apparitions and the lives of the characters. Lilian Harrison, whose performance in 'Jane Eyre' will be remembered, has the leading part.
BBC Radio 3

The Turn of the Screw

From the Barbican Theatre,
London. Deborah Warner's new Royal Opera production of Britten's opera based on a story by Henry James , in which the ghosts of Peter Quint and Miss Jessel try to claim the souls of Miles and Flora, the children of the haunted house of Bly.
Soloists of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Colin Davis
Act
8.40 Turning a Ghost Story into Opera Tom Rosenthal examines the novella by Henry James on which
Benjamin Britten based his opera and investigates the differences between the two versions and the process by which a ghost story became a ghost opera.
9.00 Act 2
BBC Radio 3

* The Turn of the Screw

' Key words are: Jew, Palestinian, Arab. Pakistan, Mohammedan and Negro - and there are others.'
R. W. Burchfield. Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionaries. describes the problems of the lexicographer in dealing with socially and politically sensitive words. and argues that controversy should not prevent dictionaries from setting down an objective record of the language of their time. BBC Manchester
Third Programme

Flora Robson with Gladys Young and Marjoric Westbury in ' THE TURN OF THE SCREW '

A version for broadcasting, by E. J. King Bull, of the story by Henry James
Music composed by Gerrard Williams
. London Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Anthony Bernard
Produced by E. J King Bull
(The recorded broadcast of December 5. 1946. repeated)
Third Programme

The English Opera Group in ' THE TURN OF THE SCREW

An opera in two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper after the story by Henry James
Music by Benjamin Britten
Cast in order of singing:
English Opera Group Orchestra
(Leader, Olive Zorian )
CONDUCTKD BY THE COMPOSER
Producer, Basil Coleman
(Continued in next column)
The action takes place in and around the country house at Bly, about the middle of the last century.
From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
(by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Trust. Ltd.)
Act 1
Prologue; Scene 1 The Journey; Scene 2 The Welcome; Scene 3 The Letter; Scene 4 The Tower; Scene 5 The Window; Scene 6 The Lesson; Scene 7 The Lake; Scene S At Night
Third Programme

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

An opera in a prologue and two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper after the story by Henry James
Music by BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Cast
English Opera Group Orchestra CONDUCTKD BY THE COMPOSER on gramophone records
The action takes place in and around Bly,
-a country-house in the East of England, in the middle of the last century. ACT 1
Prologue; Scene 1, The Journey; Scene 2, The Welcome; Scene 3, The Letter; Scene 4, The Tower; Scene S, The Window; Scene 6, The Lesson; Scent 7, The Lake; Scene 8, At Night
BBC Radio 3

The Turn of the Screw

Opera in a prologue and two acts
Music by benjamin BRITTEN Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER after the story by HENRY JAMES gramophone records
Cast in order of singing:
ENGLISH OPERA GROUP ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER
In and around Bly, a country house, in the middle of the last century. Act 1
BBC Radio 3

The Turn of the Screw

Opera in two acts. Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER after the story by HENRY JAMES. Music by Britten
Direct relay from the London Coliseum of a performance by English National Opera
Orchestra of English National Opera leader ROLF WILSON conducted by Lionel Friend Act
BBC Two England

The Turn of the Screw

In 1954 a young boy made his stage debut - alongside the celebrated tenor Peter Pears - in a new opera by Benjamin Britten. The boy - David Hemmings - went on to become a famous actor and director and he now introduces this Scottish Opera production of the work that he appeared in 40 years ago.
This production, directed by David Leveaux and based on the Henry James ghost story, was recorded at Glasgow's
Tramway and stars Philip
Salmon, Anne Williams-King and Colin McLean. The
Orchestra of Scottish Opera is conducted by Timothy Lole. Producer Mike Newman
Regional Programme London

'The Turn of the Screw'

A Version for broadcasting by E. J. KING BULL of the famous story by HENRY JAMES
The Cast will include:
LILIAN HARRISON , OLIVE WALTER, JOYCE MOORE ,
IRENE FREEMAN , H. R. HIGNETT ,
DENIS FREEMAN
Incidental Music by GERRARD WILLIAMS
THE ORCHESTRA directed by LESLIE WOODGATE
Produced by E. J. KING BULL






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