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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.
National Programme Daventry

Music for Radio

A broadcast recollection of some of the music especially composed for Radio Drama and A discussion of its use between Val Gielgud; Director of Features and Drama, and Grace Wyndham Goldie (Radio Critic of The Listener)
Among the composers represented will be: Robert Chignell, Gerrard Williams, Victor Hely-Hutchinson, Leslie Woodgate
The plays from which passages will be recalled will include: 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Reconnaissance', 'Opium-Eater', 'The Man who Could Work Miracles', 'Poet, Take Thy Lute', 'The Turn of the Screw', 'Yes and Back Again '
The BBC Variety Orchestra (augmented) conducted by Charles Shadwell
Programme arranged by Maurice Brown and Felix Felton






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