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)

              • 16 May 15:Between The Ears: In The Shadow of Kafka: Mr Rainbow

                Sun, 17 May 15

                14 mins

                Mr Rainbow fuses elements of drama with real voices and is inspired by The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Part of Radio 3's series "In the Shadow of Kafka" exploring the enduring power of the writer's work. Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz Gregory ..... Tom Bennett

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              • Into the Valley

                Sat, 21 Mar 15

                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

                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

                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

                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

                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

                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

                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

                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

                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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