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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)
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Based on Henry James 's 1898 ghost story, Britten's disturbing 1954 chamber opera
The Turn of the Screw explores themes of sexual repression and the corruption of innocence.
Charles Mackerras , who knew and worked closely with Britten, conducts David McVicar 's English
National Opera production, live from London's Coliseum. Presented by Martin Handley. Britten The Turn of the Screw
Members of the Orchestra of English National Opera, conductor Charles Mackerras
At 7.25 Martin Handley and documentary-maker and author John Bridcut explore the themes and composition of the opera, and Valentine Cunningham discusses Henry James 's novella. At 7.45 Act 2
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Dramatisation of Henry
James's 1898 ghost tale, with Charlotte Attenborougn
Charlotte Attenborough, Rosemary Leach, Sam
Crane and Sarah Jane Derek star in a dramatisation of Henry James's 1898 ghost tale in which a governess suspects her two charges are harbouring a secret, one that conceals a truth more terrifying than she could have imagined
In the settlement of Ait. a young girl is upsetting normal life with her claims of second sight. Psychologist Alice Pyper arrives with tried-and-tested solutions but finds that what works elsewhere is dangerously ineffectual in Ait. By Michael Butt.
Producer/Director John Taylor
Cork - Forest in a Bottle. Cork producer and wildlife enthusiast Francisco Garrett explores the Alentejo region of Portugal where the ancient cork oaks of Montado provide a sustainable local economy, harmonious space for some of Europe's rarest wild flowers and nesting places for booted eagles. This idyll is under threat, however, as the wine industry increasingly eschews cork for plastic stoppers or screw-tops. Monty Don narrates.
Producer Mike Salisbury ; Series editor Tim Martin Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
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Could water be the answer to the country's need for electricity? Matt Baker visits
Grassington in North Yorkshire to find out about plans to revive a hydroelectric plant that generated electricity at the turn of the last century using the Archimedean screw, invented 2,000 years ago.
Producer Helen Lennard Rptd on Thursday at 1.30pm
Gabriel Gbadamosi presents the arts discussion programme. Tonight, a first-night review of the new English National Opera and Mariinksy theatre production of Benjamin Britten 's ghost story opera, The Turn of the Screw. Producer Aasiya Lodhi
With Sarah Walker.
Wolf Die Geister am Mumme/see; Gebet Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
10.07 Kabalevsky Cello Concerto
Steven Isserlis , London PO, conductor Andrew Litton
10.35 Britten The Turn of the Screw (excerpt)
Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conductor Daniel Harding
10.54 Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op 70 (Ghost) Wilhelm Kempff (piano), Henryk Szeryng (violin), Pierre Fournier (cello)
11.21 Priuli, arr Empire Brass Canzone seconda a 6; Canzona Bergamasca Empire Bass
11.29 Grainger I'm Seventeen Come Sunday; Brigg Fair; The Lost Lady Found
Monteverdi Choir , English Country Gardiner Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
11.40 Delius Brigg Fair
Halle Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
The Turn of the Screw
From this summer's Glyndebourne Festival comes Jonathan Kent 's production of Benjamin Britten 's The Turn of the Screw. Presented by Martin Handley with soprano Vivian Tierney , who gives her insights into performing Britten on stage.
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Edward Gardner
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7/10. The Turn of the Screw. John Evans talks to the veteran director Basil Coleman , who worked closely with Britten during the 1950s, and directed the premiere of his chamber opera The Turn of the Screw, based on Henry James 's ghost story, at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1954.
Michael Berkeley talks to award-winning actor Alex Jennings , whose film credits include The Queen and Babel. He has also appeared in TV dramas such as A Very Social Secretary, Spooks and The State Within. His musical tastes range from Frank Sinatra and Marvin Gaye to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson singing Bach, Laurence Olivier declaiming Shakespeare to Walton's music, and Britten's opera The Turn of the Screw.
by Henry James
3/5. With Donald Macleod.
Interlude; Bounce Me High, Bounce Me Low (Albert Herring ); Five Flower Songs, Op 47; At Night (The Turn of the Screw) Repeated from Wednesday
4/5. After the premiere of The Turn of the Screw in 1954, the composer felt that he had reached the end of a musical trajectory. Two years later,
Britten visited Bali, where he found inspiration in the sound of the gamelan. Mervyn Cooke , author of Britten and the Far East, joins Donald Macleod. Antiphon, Op 56b Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor Christopher Robinson The Prince of the Pagodas (excerpts)
London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Noye, Noye, Take Thou Thy Company; Sir!, Heare Are Lions, Leapardes, In (Noye's Fludde)
Children's chorus of animals and birds from
Salisbury and Chester schools, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Missa Brevis in D, Op 63 Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell (organ)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts)
New London Children's Choir, London
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight
3/5. Donald Macleod is joined by author John Bridcut to discuss how Benjamin Britten 's relationships with adolescent boys influenced the music he wrote.
Interlude; Bounce Me High, Bounce Me Low (Albert Herring )
Northern Sinfonia, conductor Steuart Bedford Five Flower Songs, Op 47
Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton Blow Her Away (Billy Budd )
Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer Choral Dances (Gloriana)
Finzi Singers, director Paul Spicer At Night (The Turn of the Screw)
Mahler CO, conductor Daniel Harding Repeated on Tuesday at 12 midnight
Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets dramatist Nick Dear and novelist AN Wilson , who have both been inspired by The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Producer Stephen Hughes