Specialist subjects tonight comprise venomous snakes, the life of British naval officer and colonial governor Robert FitzRoy , Henry Reed 's Hilda Tablet plays and World Cup football from 1930 to 2002.
Director Derek Hallworth ; Producer Karina Brennan
3: Namingof Parts by Henry Reed. How poet and dramatist Reed fused the natural world with military terminology in a poem that has become one of the most anthologised of the Second World War. Repeated from Sunday
3: Naming of Parts by Henry Reed. Peggy Reynolds traces the experience that led poet and dramatist Henry Reed to fuse the natural world with military terminology in a poem that has become one of the most anthologised of the Second World War and continues to resonate across the generations. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
As the Royal Opera House reopens, opera director Elijah Moshinsky dips into the archives following its last reopening after the Second World War. Music includes
Walton's Troilus and Cressida, plus Henry Reed and Donald Swann 's Emily Butter - an Occasion Recalled - a Satire on the Esoteric Circles in Current British Music. Producer Paul Hindmarsh
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Rudely Truncated. In the second of three documentaries charting the history of the Third Programme and Radio 3, Humphrey Carpenter investigates how the Third captured the intellectual high-ground with talks by the likes of Isaiah Berlin and Bertrand Russell. The Hilda Tablet plays of Henry Reed offered a lighter touch, and the Third broadcast one of the most famous programmes ever - Under Milk Wood. In 1957, cuts to the Third provoked a high-profile protest campaign. Meanwhile. the arrival of William Glock brought more contemporary European music to the network, leading to rumours that some British composers were officially excluded. Repeat
Memories of favourite moments heard on the Third Programme or Radio 3. Today, Robert Robinson on A Very
Great Man Indeed by Henry Reed , and John Bellany on plays by John Fletcher , Stan Hey and Harold Pinter. Producer Tim Dee
In the second of three documentaries charting the history of the Third
Programme and Radio 3, Humphrey Carpenter investigates how the Third captured the intellectual high-ground with talks by the likes of Isaiah Berlin and Bertrand Russell. The Hilda Tablet plays of Henry Reed offered a lighter touch, and the Third broadcast one of the most famous programmes ever - Under Milk Wood. In 1957, cuts to the Third provoked a high-profile protest campaign. Today's programme includes the first broadcast of a speech by TS Eliot as part of the protest, in which he defends the rights of those who prefer the symphony orchestra to the dance band.
Meanwhile, the arrival of William Glock brought more contemporary European music to the network, leading to rumours that some British composers were specifically excluded.
The Queen and the Rebels
To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Italian playwright Ugo Betti , another chance to hear
Irene Worth as Argia in his most famous play, about the conflict of power and personality in the wake of revolution.
Translated by Henry Reed Director R D Smith
The Streets of Pompeii Henry Reed's radio classic set in 1952. Tourists. archaeologists and young lovers explore the ruins of Pompeii, only dimly aware of the brooding terror of the volcano.
Music by Anthony Smith-Masters .
Sidney Fell (solo clarinet) Orchestra/Patrick Savill
Director Douglas Cleverdon
A sequence of five poems by Henry Reed read by the author, with Frank Duncan. Producer Douglas Cleverdon
with Derek Jacobi.
A dramatisation of part of the final and most exotic book of the Bible, in which apocalyptic visions of the four horsemen, the seven trumpets, the defeat of Satan and the coming of the New Heaven and New Earth are recorded by St John.
BBC Singers conductor Barry Rose Music composed at the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop by Peter Howell
Director James Whitbourn Stereo
The first of six plays
The Land Where the King
Is a Child (La Vilk dont le prince est un enfant) by HENRI DE MONTHERLANT translated by HENRY REED with The action takes place between the two World Wars in the Auteuil district of Paris at a Catholic boarding school. Narrator PETER BARTLETT
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN (R)
(Peguy 'The Mystery of the Chanty of Joan of Arc ' Friday, 9.15pm)
A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts.
William Feaver (in the Chair) talks with Robert Carver Christopher Cook and Gillian Reynolds This week's subjects:
Between East and West by RICHARD NELSON at the Hampstead Theatre, London; CHRISTINE EDZARD 'S film of Little Dorrit; revivals of Henry Reed s A Very Great Man Indeed and The Primal Scene, as It Were
(Radio 3); Cartoons by Vicky at the National Portrait Gallery, London; S. J. Perelman : A Life by DOROTHY HERRMANN ; and Don't Tread on Me, the selected letters of S. J. Perelman. Producer PHILIP FRENCH
Nine studies in disloyalty by HENRY REED
(first broadcast in 1958) Music composed by Donald Swann. Mono
A discovery for radio by HENRY REED
(first broadcast in 1956) Fragments of Hilda Tablet 's
Musique concrète renforcée and settings of There Once Was a Garden realised by Donald Swann. Mono
(first broadcast in 1961) with Hugh Burden as the scholar, Herbert Reeve
The first of three investigations by Henry Reed , broadcast as a tribute to the poet and to Douglas Cleverdon , who produced the series.
Settings of Schopenhauer and Don Hurl My Heart composed and played by Donald Swann Mono
('A Hedge, Backwards' on Wednesday at 5.10pm)
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A memoir by John Wells of Douglas Cleverdon (1903-87), the man who brought Dylan Thomas 's Under Milk Wood,
Henry Reed 's Hilda Tablet and David Jones 's In Parenthesis to radio.
HENRY REED 'S radio version of the novel by HERMAN MELVILLE with music by ANTONY HOPKINS
BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BBC NORTHERN SINGERS Produced and directed byJOHNTYDEMAN and IAN COTTRELL Stereo (R)
(First broadcast in 1979, this production is re-broadcast as a tribute to poet Henry Reed and actor Colin Blakely. )
Richard Mayne (in the Chair) talks with Helen McNeil , Alexander Walker and John Wilders.
This week's subjects:
Ron Peck 's film Empire State; Chekhov's Three Sisters at the Albery Theatre; Henry Reed's Private Life of Hilda Tablet and Emily Butter on R3; The Winifred Nicholson retrospective at the Tate
Gallery; Compton Mackenzie , A Life by Andro Linklater. Producer PHILIP FRENCH
An Occasion Recalled
The occasion is the first performance of Hilda Tablet 's opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
The music realised by DONALD SWANN
The orchestrations realised by MAXSAUNDERS
The words realised by HENRY REED
SINFONIA OF LONDON conducted by PATRICK SAVILL
The production suddenly realised by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON
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