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SOMETHING UNDERSTOOD
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SOMETHING UNDERSTOOD
Sundays 06:05-06:35
Rpt: Sunday 23:30-24:00
Each week the programme examines some of the larger questions of life, taking a spiritual theme and exploring it through music, prose and poetry.
Programme details: Sunday 26 August 2007
In the Beginning Was the Word

Today's programme was presented by Judith French.

The readers were Liza Sadovy, Paul Shelley and Benjamin Zephaniah reading his own work ‘’Dis Poetry’.

Readings:

Reading 1: Nightmail by W. H AUDEN (Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957) Faber & Faber ISBN o-571-08735-3 (Susie, this isn’t the full poem, don’t know if you have to tell them what was used.
DUR: 01.01

Reading 2: The Wonderful O by James Thurber, extracts from pgs99, 105, 117, 118.
Publisher: Puffin Books; New Impression edition (26 Nov 1962)
ISBN-10: 0140301801
ISBN-13: 978-0140301809
DUR: 02.02

Reading 3: Genesis, Chapter 1, verses 1-31 from ‘The Bible’.

Reading 4: The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Paperback.
ISBN: 9780140367225
Published : 30 Mar 1995
Publisher : Puffin Classic
DUR: 01.53

Reading 5: Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell. Extract from Appendix: ‘The Principles of Newspeak’
Published: Penguin Books, reprinted 1990, P312/313
ISBN-13: 978-0-140-12671-6 ISBN-10: 0-140-12671-6
DUR: 01.46

Reading 6: Dis Poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah, from City Passion
Published: Bloodaxe, 1992)
ISBN 185224-230-2


Music:

Music 1:
‘The Alphabet Song – ‘A’you’re Adorable’ by Jo Stafford and Gordon Macrae. Taken from the album ‘Down Memory Lane.  MEMOIR CDMOIR402.

Music 2: ‘D.I.V.O.R.C.E. (Braddock/Putnam) performed by Billy Connolly. Taken from the album ‘The Pick of Billy Connolly. POLYDOR 8355312.

Music 3: ‘God Said’ from ‘Mass’ by Leonard Bernstein. Taken from the album ‘Mass’ CBS M2K44593.

Music 4: ‘L’isle Joyeuse’ by Debussy. Performed by Martino Tirimo.Track 16 from ‘Debussy Piano Works’ I.M.P. MCD.

Music 5: ‘2nd movement from Symphony no. 10 in E minor’, by Shostakovich.


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