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Derek Jarman - Blue

Derek Jarman's experience confronting HIV and Aids. First broadcast on Channel 4 and BBC Radio 3 in 1993. With Tilda Swinton.

"You say to the boy open your eyes. When he opens his eyes and sees the light you make him cry out. Saying O Blue come forth...."

Blue is Jarman's moving account of his experiences confronting HIV and Aids.

BBC Radio 3 and Channel 4's unique collaboration was simultaneously broadcast on radio and TV with the voices of John Quentin, Nigel Terry, Derek Jarman and Tilda Swinton.

Music scored by Simon Fisher Turner.

Producer: Jeremy Howe

Director: David Lewis.

A Basilisk Production first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Channel 4 TV in September 1993.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 30 Jun 2019 20:00

Music Played

  • Brian Eno


    • The Shutov Assembly.
    • Opal.
  • Marden Hill & The King of Luxembourg


    • the Lost Weekend.
    • Cherry Red.
  • Coil


  • Vini Reilly


    • Sex and Death.
    • Factory.


Dungeness: More Than a Desert

Dungeness: More Than a Desert

Poet Kate Tempest with a portrait of the Kent Beach where film-maker Derek Jarman lived.