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Mirror Image

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 15 November 2009

Mark Tully reflects on reflections - in mirrors, photographs, film and art. What particular insight do these different reflectors offer us?

The readers are Emily Raymond, David Westhead and Frank Stirling.

A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

  • Music

    Music 1: ‘A Moment in Time’ by Atlan. Available on the album The Runaway Sunday, released by Virgin Records.

    Music 2: ‘My Old Photos’ composed by Alla Pavlova, performed by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, released by Naxos.

    Music 3: ‘The Public Eye’ from The Public Eye: Original Film Soundtrack composed by Mark Isham. Released by Varese Sarabande.

    Music 4: ‘Bars Shouldn’t Have Mirrors’ by Chris LeDoux, available on Sounds of the Western Country. Released by Capitol Nashville.

    Music 5: ‘The Hall of Mirrors’ by Kraftwerk. Available on the CD Trans-Europe Express, released by Capitol.

    Music 6: ‘Spiegel im Spiegel’ composed by Arvo Part. Available on the CD Stabat Mater.

  • Readings

    Reading 1: ‘Oleander, Jacaranda written by Penelope Lively. Published by Penguin.

    Reading 2: ‘On Photography’ written by Susan Sontag. Published by Penguin.

    Reading 3: ‘The Mirror’ by Steve Turner. Available in the book Don’t Panic!, published by Macmillan.

    Reading 4: The Body written by Hanif Kureishi. Published by Faber.

    Reading 5: Metamorphoses written by Ovid. Translated by A.S. Kline


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