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The Low Countries

Maxine Peake and Samuel West embark on a journey through dream and nightmare in the Low Countries. Treading the shifting boundary between land and sea, between memory and experience they navigate a course through a landscape which accommodates Erasmus as well as Louis Aragon, Louis Andriessen as well as Cesar Franck; a terrain that's home to nameless beasts as well as Flanders lilacs and a place where, though the light of reason shines brightly, the shadows cast are long and dark.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 22 Sep 2013 18:30

Producer's Note

Maxine Peake and Samuel West embark on a journey through dream and nightmare in the Low Countries. Treading the shifting boundary between land and sea, between memory and experience they navigate a course through a landscape which accommodates Erasmus as well as Louis Aragon, Louis Andriessen as well as Cesar Franck; a terrain that's home to nameless beasts as well as Flanders lilacs and a place where, though the light of reason shines brightly, the shadows cast are long and dark.

Samuel West

Samuel West
Samuel West

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