A Fine Turn of Speed by MEG SEATON
Read by Carleton Hobbs
' Good healthy life inside,' said Spider. ' No dissipations.... You should see me in the exercise yard. The screws have bets on my time.'
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
The Turn of the Screw
' If rates go on increasing like this,' calculated a ratepayer at a meeting with his local authority, ' the £130 I paid in 1974 will be £1,000 by 1978.' Last spring, local government was reorganised: hundreds of councils were swept away and a rash of new names appeared on the map.
Jack Pizzey and a Man Alive team went to one of these new creations, Kirklees - made up from Huddersfield, Batley, Dewsbury and other parts of the West Riding - to find out where the money goes and why so many ratepayers think it's wasted.
Desmond Wilcox brings the ratepayers and the rate spenders together in the studio to ask whether there's a fairer way of paying for all the things local government provides.
Producer PHILIP GEDDES Editor ADAM CLAPHAM
' One of the most satisfactory things about working in opera Is the wide contrast of styles and periods of music which may come my way in any one year,' says opera producer ANTHONY BESCH. He discusses and Illustrates four operas from his recent repertory: Mozart's Cost fan tutte, Britten's The Turn of the Screw, Szymanowski's King Roger and Mozart's La clemenza di Tito. gramophone records
Leonard Rossiter investigates a Victorian phenomenon: Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859)
At the age of 20, Brunel was engineer in charge of the Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel ever driven under a river, now used by the Underground. At 27 he designed the Great Western Railway, completed from London to Bristol when he was 35. He also built the first transatlantic steam-ship, the first screw-propelled liner, and the Great Eastern, each in turn by far the largest ships to sail the seas.
While he was directing his great works, Brunel confided his private doubts and ambitions to secret journals. Leonard Rossiter, using many unpublished letters and diaries, plays a dual role, as Brunel himself, and as narrator visiting the scenes of Brunel's triumphs.
Man of iron: pane 4
Britten Song: The journeying boy (Winter Words): PETER PEARS (tenor), THE COMPOSER (piano) Ellen's Aria: Embroidery in childhood (Peter Grimes ) CLAIRE WATSON (soprano)
COVENT GARDEN OPERA ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER
Churchyard Scene (The Turn of the Screw) (mono): SOLOISTS ENGLISH OPERA GROUP ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER
Song-cycle: Who are these children?: PETER PEARS (tenor) THE COMPOSER (piano)
The Games of Apollo (Death in Venice) Apollo
JAMES BOWMAN (counter-tenor)
Aschenbach.PETER PEARS (tenor) ENGLISH OPERA GROUP CHORUS
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by STEUART BEDFORD gramophone records
Bryan Marshall , David Savile with Andrew Burt , Caroline Mortimer Special guest Frederick Jaeger First Turn of the Screw by IAN MACKINTOSH
A remote Hebridean island, a lost love ... and mounting suspicion.
Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Producer JOE WATERS Director PHILIP DUDLEY
A Midsummer Night's Dream
An opera in three acts, with libretto by PETER PEARS and THE COMPOSER, based on SHAKEspeare's play.
CHOIR OF DOWNSIDE AND
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER gramophone records
Act 1: The depths of a wood near Athens: Act 2: The same
3.55* Interval Reading
4.5* A Midsummer Night's Dream
Act 3: The same, changing to the palace of Theseus
(The Turn of the Screw: 25 June)
The next two in the series are the operas inspired by Henry James
The Turn of the Screw An opera in two acts
Libretto by MYFANWY piper after the story by HENRY JAMES
Last year's Wexford Festival production recorded by Radio Telefis Eireann
Peter Quint , ghost of the former manservant
LEE WINSTON (tenor)
Miss Jessel , ghost of the former governess. ANNE CANT (soprano)
WEXFORD FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE leader COLIN STAVELEY conducted by ALBERT ROSEN Act 1
Prologue; Sc 1: The journey; Sc 2: The welcome; Sc 3: The letter; Sc 4: The tower; Sc 5: The window; Sc 6: The lesson; Sc 7: The lake; Sc 8: At night
Act 2 Sc 1: Colloquy and soliloquy; Sc 2: The bells; Sc 3: Miss Jessel; Sc 4: The bedroom; Sc 5: Quint; Sc 6: The piano; Sc 7: Flora; Sc 8: Miles
by HENRY JAMES , abridged in five episodes by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Anna Massey (1)
' In going on with the record of what was hideous at Bly I not only challenge the most liberal faith - for which I little care; but - and this is another matter - I renew what I myself suffered.'
Producer MAURICE LEITCH
by HENRY JAMES (2)
Read by ANNA MASSEY (3)
by HENRY JAMES (4)
by HENRY JAMES
Read by ANNA MASSEY (5)
Not the Cheapest but the Best
Leonard Rossiter investigates a Victorian phenomenon:
Isambard Kingdom Brunei (1806-1859)
At the age of 20, Brunei was engineer in charge of the Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel ever driven under a river, now used by the Underground. At 27 he designed the Great Western Railway, completed from London to Bristol when he was 35. He also built the first trans-Atlantic steamship, the first screw-propelled liner, and the Great Eastern, each in turn by far the largest ships to sail the seas.
Written by TIM ASPINALL Editor PETER GOODCHILD
Director MICHAEL ANDREWS
1 Key words are: Jew. Palestinian. Arab, Pakistani, 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
' 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
Zorba the Greek by NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS translated by CARL wilbman abridged for radio in 15 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by JOHN shrapnel (15) Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS
( Starting on Monday: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James , read by Anna Massey )
The Turn of the Screw by HENRY JAMES , abridged in five parts by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Anna Masscy (11
' la going on with the record of what was hideous at Bly I not only challenge the most liberal faith - for which I little care: but - and this is another matter -1 renew what I myself suffered.'
Producer MAURICE LEITCH
(The Horror at Bly: tomorrow
9.45 pm Radio 3)
Written by NEVILLE TELLER
Narrated by Gavin Campbell
In the 80 years since it first appeared in print The Turn of the Screw. Henry James 's classic horror story, has inspired a variety of films, plays and novels and a Benjamin Britten opera, to say nothing of an immense critical literature. Was it simply a tale of possession of two young children or had it a deeper Freudian significance? Others taking part: HEATHER BELL , MARGOT BOYD , JOHN GABRIEL , UN HOARE, HENRY KNOWLES. JENNIFER PIERCEY , ROY SPENCER. ROBERT TROTTER. PHILIP VOSS and MANNING WILSON.
Directed by MAURICE LEITCH