Beckett Season:1st - 16th April 2006
Find details of plays, features and interviews celebrating the centenary of Samuel Beckett's birth. Listen again for seven days.
The Verb - 1st April
To celebrate the centenary of Samuel Beckett's birth, Hollywood director Anthony Minghella joins Ian MacMillan to present a specially commissioned play he has written for The Verb . And leading lady and long time Beckett muse, Billie Whitelaw, shares her unique and intimate insight into the mind of the playwright and his work, reminiscing on her 25 years as his close artistic collaborator.
Night Waves: Landmarks - 6th April
"Remarkable twaddle" was the verdict of one critic when Sir Peter Hall, then a 24 year old director, brought Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' to the stage for the first time.
The Verb - 8th April
The spotlight is on award winning playwright Kay Adshead's 'Of the End', her new radio play inspired by Samuel Beckett.
A celebration of Samuel Beckett, marking the centenary of his birth. Including newly recorded versions of three of his greatest works, and a documentary investigating Beckett's unique way of directing and inspiring actors. Presented by Robbie Meredith.
The Verb - 15th April
The Verb commissions a third drama inspired by Beckett, this time from Richard Bean.
Drama on 3: Waiting For Godot - 16th April
A new production for radio, adapted and directed by John Tydeman. With Sean Barrett as Vladimir, David Burke as Estragon, Nigel Anthony as Lucky/Narrator, Terence Rigby as Pozzo and Zachary Fox as Boy.