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Words and Music Episode guide

  1. Reach for the Sky

    Texts and music about mankind's yearning to fly. Readers: Kate Fleetwood and Will Howard.

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2014

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  2. The Servant Problem

    Texts and music about domestic service. Readers: Adrian Scarborough and Sophie Thompson.

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2014

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  3. Ruins

    Texts and music on the theme of ruins, with readings by Kenneth Cranham and Joanna David.

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2014

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  4. Women Beware Women

    Texts and music on the theme of women, with readings by Anne Reid and Michelle Terry.

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2014

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  5. Solo

    Actor Toby Jones charts the uncertain terrain between loneliness and solitude.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2014

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  6. Jewels

    Words and music inspired by jewels, with readings by Robert Glenister and Fenella Woolgar.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2014

  7. Blue

    Texts and music inspired by the colour blue. Readers: Angel Coulby and Raymond Coulthard.

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2014

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  8. Passing the Time of Day

    Texts and music about the duration of a day. Readers: Sally Phillips and Jonathan Keeble.

    First broadcast: 12 Jan 2014

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  9. Music on the Brink

    Poetry, letters, diary excerpts and music about the world on the brink of war.

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2014

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  10. Party!

    Texts and music for the festive season, with readings by David Neilson and Naomi Bentley.

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2013

  11. No Stronger than a Flower

    Texts and music inspired by flowers, with readings by Emilia Fox and Jamie Glover.

    First broadcast: 15 Dec 2013

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  12. Fairy Tale

    Texts and music on the theme of fairy tales. Readers: Hayley Atwell and Tim Pigott-Smith.

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2013

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  13. Words and Music: Britten's Poets

    Britten's favourite verse with settings by him. Readers: Alex Jennings and Diana Quick.

    First broadcast: 23 Nov 2013

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  14. Loving the Alien

    Brian Cox and Amara Karan read poems about the fascination with and love of the strange.

    First broadcast: 17 Nov 2013

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  15. Hard Times

    Texts and music about money and its lack. Readings by Sarah Smart and Nathaniel Parker.

    First broadcast: 10 Nov 2013

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  16. Village Minstrel

    Texts and music inspired by John Clare's poetry. Readers: Karl Johnson and David Annen.

    First broadcast: 03 Nov 2013

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  17. Free Thinking: Who's in Control?

    A special live edition from Radio 3's 2013 Free Thinking festival of ideas.

    First broadcast: 27 Oct 2013

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  18. After Life

    A selection of poetry, prose and music by women and men who have lost loved ones.

    First broadcast: 20 Oct 2013

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  19. Verdi 200: Verdi - Conflict and Liberty

    Exploring the themes of Verdi, conflict and liberty. Readers: Jemma Redgrave, David Sibley

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2013

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  20. Mermaids

    Texts and music on the theme of mermaids, with readings by Amanda Root and Toby Stephens.

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2013

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  21. The Low Countries

    Texts and music on the theme of the Low Countries. Readers: Maxine Peake and Samuel West.

    First broadcast: 22 Sep 2013

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  22. Twilight

    Texts and music on the theme of twilight, with readings by Paul McGann and Hermione Norris

    First broadcast: 18 Aug 2013

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  23. There Will Be Blood

    Texts and music on the theme of blood, with readings by Indira Varma and Rory Kinnear.

    First broadcast: 11 Aug 2013

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  24. Neptune's Kingdom

    Texts and music evoking the undersea world. Readers: Emily Taaffe and Nicholas Farrell.

    First broadcast: 21 Jul 2013

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  25. Suburbs

    Emily Joyce and Philip Franks walk through the suburbs of Betjeman, Dickens and Kureishi.

    First broadcast: 14 Jul 2013

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  26. Temptation

    Texts and music on the theme of temptation. Readings by Emma Fielding and Tom Goodman-Hill

    First broadcast: 23 Jun 2013

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  27. Three

    Texts and music evoking the power of three. Readers: Hattie Morahan and Jonathan Slinger.

    First broadcast: 16 Jun 2013

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  28. Untitled

    Texts and music on the theme of the untitled. Readers: Andrew Scott and Amelia Lowdell.

    First broadcast: 09 Jun 2013

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  29. Crowds

    A sequence of poetry, prose and music on the theme of crowds.

    First broadcast: 02 Jun 2013

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  30. Richard Wagner: Transformations and Transfigurations

    Texts and music evoking the spirit of Wagner, with Juliet Stevenson and Michael Pennington

    First broadcast: 19 May 2013

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