Simon Schama introduces readings to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Samuel West reads Creation, Emilia Fox reads Noah and Dan Stevens reads Sodom and Gomorrah.
The King James Bible is one of the great works of English literature. For centuries it has had an extraordinary influence on the English language and culture. To mark its 400th anniversary, Radio 4 is broadcasting readings throughout the day from the King James Bible and essays to celebrate its language, imagery, poetry and storytelling.
This first collection of readings from the Book of Genesis is introduced by the historian Simon Schama.
0815 Samuel West ........Creation
0830 Emilia Fox .............Noah and the Ark
0845 Dan Stevens ..........Sodom and Gomorrah
Abridgers: Amanda Hancox and Richard Hamilton
Producers: Mark O'Brien and Elizabeth Allard
Editor: Christine Morgan.
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