Actors Tony Gardner and Janie Dee read from a selection of literary feasts with music by Charpentier, Beyonce, Schubert and Charles Aznavour.
Does a feast always conjure images of rich food and eating too much? The actors Tony Gardner and Janie Dee read from a selection of literary feasts including F Scott Fiztgerald’s account of an opulent garden party thrown by Jay Gatsby to the small scale "This Is Just To Say" by William Carlos Williams (a cheeky note left on a fridge admitting to have eaten someone else's plums) and Chinua Achebe's Yam Feast from Things Fall Apart. Plus poems including Flowers in the Interval by Louis MacNeice and All Souls by Kit Wright. Music by Copland, Charpentier, Beyoncé, John Barry, Charles Aznavour and Schubert.
Producer: Paul Frankl
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Butter read by Janie Dee
Lu Ming (trans. Ezra Pound) read by Tony Gardner
Things Fall Apart [Chinua Acheba] read by Janie Dee
Heartburn [Nora Ephron]
Heartburn read by Janie Dee
Jonathan Coe: The Rotters Club read by Tony Gardner
F Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby read by Tony Gardner
Tis the Feast of Corn (Verlaine) read by Janie Dee
Jonathan Swift: ORourkes Feast read by Tony Gardner
William Carlos Williams: This Is Just To Say read by Janie Dee""Added, go to My Music