Illusions of Power
A sequence of poetry, prose and music on the theme of power, with readings by Sheila Hancock and Tom Hollander.
With poems from Percy Shelley, Ted Hughes, Rudyard Kipling and Margaret Atwood, as well as music by Prokofiev, Ligeti and Handel.
Please note this programme contains strong language.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
King James Bible
Revelation 6:12-16 read by Sheila Hancock and read by Tom Hollander
Fragment read by Sheila Hancock
The Conjurer read by Sheila Hancock
Ode to Didcot Power Station read by Tom Hollander
Joseph Seamon, Jr. Cotter
from Out of the Shadows: An Unfinished Sonnet-Sequence read by Tom Hollander
From: Circe / Mud Poems read by Sheila Hancock
Toads read by Tom Hollander
Amir Gilboa [adapted from Hebrew by Dannie Abse]
Blood not paint ... read by Sheila Hancock
Anthem for Doomed Youth read by Tom Hollander
from Civilization and its Discontents read by Sheila Hancock
Landscape with distant relatives: Sirens
Heiner Goebbels""Added, go to My Music