Texts and music inspired by the 1940s, with readings by David Haig and Deborah Findlay. Includes Cecil Day-Lewis, Betjeman and Auden, plus Prokofiev, Vaughan Williams and Britten.
David Haig and Deborah Findlay read poetry and prose inspired by the 1940s, including work by C Day Lewis, John Betjeman, WH Auden, Dannie Abse, Simone de Beauvoir, Louis Aragon and Freya Stark, with music by Prokofiev, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Django Reinhardt and Peggy Lee.
Producer: Lisa Davis.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Cecil Day Lewis
Where are the War Poets? read by David Haig
Ilya Ehrenburg, translated from the Russian by Gordon McVay
Retribution, read by Deborah Findlay
Louis Aragon, translated from the French by Louis MacNeice
The Lilacs and the Roses, read by David Haig
Air Raid, read by Deborah Findlay
Goodbye, read by David Haig
The Doodlebug, read by Deborah Findlay
At the Bomb Testing Site, read by David Haig