Between The Ears: Adventures in  Radio

Between The Ears: Adventures in Radio

Innovative and thought-provoking features, that make adventurous use of sound, explore a wide variety of subjects and are made by leading radio producers. Between the Ears is broadcast on Radio 3 on Saturday evenings and lasts between 20 and 30 minutes.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Into the Valley

    Sat, 21 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Larry Holiday, Navajo guide to Monument Valley on the border of Utah & Arizona, takes Mark Burman & his microphone through trails of memory ancient and modern.

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  • bte:School For Harmonicas

    Sat, 7 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Kim Addonizio meets the world's top blues harmonica aficionados in the capital city of 'harps' -Trossingen in Germany - where the streets echo with the sound of the small organ with a big noise.

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  • The Simpson Ferrograph

    Sat, 21 Feb 15

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Alan Dein presents the story of a 1950s Ferrograph tape machine and a mysterious collection of home recordings.

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  • The 21-Gun Salute Suit

    Mon, 9 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A funny and moving autobiographical documentary about one of Britain's most brilliant performance poets, John Cooper Clarke; a revealing look at John's relationship with clothes, monkeys and fatherhood. John takes us to a gig, a Savile Row tailors and a journey into his mind exploring his relationship with clothes from childhood to present day, and culminating in his feelings of paternal love.

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  • Wilfred Owen - The Soldiers' Poet 27 Jun 14

    Sat, 28 Jun 14

    Duration:
    32 mins

    Wilfred Owen wrote that he was a 'poets' poet'. He also wrote, in the preface to 'War Poems', 'Above all I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War'. Owen is, then, a soldiers' poet, and the people who figure in his poems are all soldiers. In this Between the Ears, soldiers, all serving when they were recorded, choose a Wilfred Owen poem, explain why, read it and speak about the impact it has on them.

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  • Between the Ears: Dear Mr Eliot - When Groucho Met Tom

    Mon, 16 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Lenny Henry stars in a musical fantasy by Jakko M Jakszyk, woven round the real-life 1964 dinner encounter between the greatest poet in the English language of the twentieth century, T S Eliot, and the legendary star of A Night at the Opera, Duck Soup and Horse Feathers, Groucho Marx.

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  • How was your day Joe? 07 Jun 14

    Sat, 7 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Through sound and interview, Joe and his mum Emma explore where he and others on the autistic spectrum go to in their minds as they struggle to process what is being asked of them.

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  • Play and Record

    Sat, 18 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As part of the twentieth birthday party for Between The Ears a new commission from the poet and writer Paul Farley. In Play and Record he describes the sonic impoverishment of his bird-obsessed childhood in Liverpool and how he made up for it as a would be time-travelling sound man.

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  • Re: Union

    Mon, 13 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Realised for the radio by Steven Rajam, the poem is woven around the sounds and sensations of a real international matchday: the violence of the training pitch, the crowds thronging to the centre of Cardiff, the intensity of the stadium - and much more. Voiced by Scott Arthur, and featuring contributions from Peter Stead, Ceri Wyn Jones and Martin Johnes.

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  • at 20 Shadowplay (4of4 Final Movement:Art Values)

    Sat, 26 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sue Tilley was the subject of a nude portrait by Lucian Freud which became the most expensive painting by a living artist. She shares more of her life and work with a cast of voices from the art world, including Tracey Emin, Ai Wei Wei, Jeff Koons, Robert Hughes, Roy Lichtenstein and Gilbert and George. Produced by Alan Hall.

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