Sound Of Cinema: The Essay - Praising Powell & Pressburger

Friday 27 September



Award-winning writer and stand-up comedian AL Kennedy on the inconveniences of love in the 1945 Powell and Pressburger romance I Know Where I'm Going, set on a remote Scottish island.

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, together known as The Archers, were one of the most influential and audacious filmmakers of the 1930s and 40s. Their groundbreaking works include The Red Shoes, The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, A Matter Of Life And Death and Black Narcissus.

BBC’s Sound Of Cinema season is dedicated to exploring the composers, songs and film scores that form the soundtrack to the big screen. The season started on 12 September on BBC Four, accompanied by three weeks of programming on BBC Radio 3. Further programmes take place on BBC Radio 6 Music, Radios 1 & 1xtra, Radio 2 and the Asian network.

Presenter/ A L Kennedy, Producer/ Justine Willett for the BBC

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