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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 11 May 2014

This week, it's all in the delivery - Dylan Thomas reads There Was a Saviour in his incantatory way that implied the spoken word was no less than a spiritual act. Archive of Virginia Woolf speaking before her death, in an arch, Empire voice that reminds us of a very musical register that we no longer hear. And Jim Broadbent reads The Taylor Of Gloucester with all the sweet melancholy of Beatrix potter's finest books. Also, amorous policemen, weeds cadging lifts on trains. Madame Bovary, Das Kapital, butter-churners and polytunnels. And Haydn in an excellent mood.

Dylan Thomas Day
The 2014 BBC Food and Farming Awards
The Garden Party
Pulped Fiction
Book of the Week, Eleanor Marx: A Life
The Archers
The Documentary: Being Brazilian
Radcliffe and Maconie
Tweet of the Day
Lunchtime Concert
Sir Neville at 90
The Taylor of Gloucester.

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