Poetry and music on the theme of enemies. Struan Rodger and Siobhan Redmond read William Blake, Dorothy Parker, Baudelaire with music from Bach, Walton and Shirley Bassey.
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good. So said Jonathan Swift, and this week's Words and Music takes a closer look at what we have to fear from those who wish us harm. Struan Rodger and Siobhan Redmond read work by William Blake, Dorothy Parker, Charles Baudelaire, Penelope Shuttle and Naomi Shihab Nye, with music from Mozart, Handel, Berlioz and Shirley Bassey.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Naomi Shihab Nye
What He Said to His Enemies, read by Struan Rodger
J P Dancing Bear
Natural Enemies, read by Siobhan Redmond
Enemies, read by Struan Rodger
Thief, read by Siobhan Redmond
Skopje, 17-18 March 2004, read by Struan Rodger
Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters
Bruises Heal, read by Siobhan Redmond
Arthur Conan Doyle
Excerpt from The Final Problem, read by Struan Rodger
Mortal Enemy, read by Siobhan Redmond