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THE TURN OF A SCREW

MICHAEL BURGESS served as a gaoler in New Zealand for more than five years
In a series of anecdotes he reveals the relationship that can spring up between the ' screw ' and the convict, and describes the character, habits, and social outlook of some of his clients.
BBC Radio 3

* pm Turn of the Screw

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
BBC Two England

Turn of the Screw

Benjamin Britten 's opera, based on Henry James 's story, with music performed by the City of London Sinfonia, showing as part of the Summer of Opera season. A governess takes charge of two children at a remote country house, but begins to see ghosts. When the apparitions - of a former governess and her valet lover - begin to affect the infants, she realises she must either leave or confront the spirits. A profile of Britten follows.
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper ; Producer Fiona Morris ; Director Katie Mitchell
BBC Two England

The Innocents

starring Deborah Kerr A chilling ghost story for Christmas Eve; a classic adaptation of Henry James 's The Turn of the Screw.
A governess believes tne children in her charge are possessed by the spirits of two dead lovers. But is the mysterious country mansion they inhabit truly haunted? Or is the children's strange behaviour a fantasy of her neurotic imagination?
Screenplay by WILLIAM ARCHIBALD and TRUMAN CAPOTE, based on The Turn of the Screw by HENRY JAMES Produced and directed by JACK CLAYTON
0 FILMS: page 27
BBC Radio 3

The Horror at Bly

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
Network Three

RECOLLECTIONS OF HENRY JAMES IN HIS LATER YEARS

Compiled and introduced by MICHAEL SWAN
Produced by DOUGLAS CLEVFRDON
The various friends and acquaintances who recorded these recollections in 1936 included Sir Max Beerbohm. Ruth Draper. Lady Violet Bonham Carter , Theodora Bosanquet , Ethel Sands , Sir Compton Mackenzie , and Henry James 's valet, Burgess Noakes.
Fourth broadcast
The Turn of the Screw: Monday at 8.30 p.m. (Home)
The Lesson of the Master: Friday at 9.0 p.m. (Third)
BBC Radio 3

The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
FAIREST ISLE
1.00 British Opera Matinee
Britten The Turn of the Screw
A new governess arrives at Bly to take charge of two angelic children, but soon she is plunged into a twilight world of ghostly characters and innocence corrupted. Britten took his inspiration from
Henry James 's novella. Presented by Humphrey Carpenter.
Aldeburgh Festival Chamber Ensemble, conductor
Steuart Bedford Discs
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Musical Directors

Richard Baker presents eight conversations with leading directors about working with music in the theatre, the opera house and on film. The second programme features Deborah Warner , whose recent productions include Richard at the National Theatre and Britten's The
Turn of the Screw for the Royal Opera. Producer Tony Cheevers
BBC One London

The Innocents

Starring
Deborah Kerr
Michael Redgrave Peter Wyngarde
A chilling ghost story based on Henry James 's short story The Turn of the Screw.
Screenplay William Archibald and Truman Capote
Producer/Director Jack Clayton
0 FILMS: pages 51-64
BBC Radio 3

Performance on 3

A performance of Welsh National Opera's new production of Benjamin Britten 's chamber opera The Turn of the Screw, given at the New Theatre, Cardiff, last week. This taut drama, which Britten and his librettist Myfanwy Piper crafted from Henry James 's ghost story, is set in an isolated country house in the east of England.
Presented by Huw Tregelles Williams in conversation with John Crowley , who explains how he has attempted to convey the drama of the piece in this, his first opera production.
Welsh National Opera Orchestra, conductor Carlo Rizzi
BBC Radio 3

Opera on 3

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
RT DIRECT: Britten's The Turn of the Screw (2 CDs), featuring Phyllis Cannan , Eileen Hulse , Philip Langridge , Felicity Lott , Sam Pay and the Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble conducted by Steuart Bedford, is available for £10.99 inc p&p. Send cheque payable to Selections, to: [address removed], or ring [number removed] (national rate) quoting B46-L102






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