Radio, TV, Concert and Theatre Work


Lagoa lecture


Sun-Tamer (with composer Barry Anderson) Morley College, London 1975, Battersea Arts Centre, London 1978

Black Bird Shout (TV play with Ron Pember & Pamela Miles, dir. Jane Howell) BBC2 1976

Mask (music theatre with Barry Anderson) St John’s Smith Square, London 1976 and 1985 CD: Mask – CCD 1008

Domingus (poetry/electro-acoustic score by Barry Anderson, with John Franklyn Robbins, dir. Fraser Steel) BBC Radio 3 1979 & 1980, Almeida Theatre, London 1983, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 1987 etc. CD: Arc – CCD 1009

Colla Voce (with Barry Anderson for Jane Manning, soprano) Wigmore Hall 1979, St John’s Smith Square 1985, Helsinki, Auckland N.Z.

The Greatest Englishman (drama-documentary, dir. Shaun MacLoughlin) BBC Radio 4 1980

Dancing Ledge (stage and radio play, dir. Shaun MacLoughlin) Arts Council/BBC Radio/Theatre ‘81. The first BBC radio play to be recorded entirely on location.

Poems of Z (with Maurice Denham as Z, dir. Shaun MacLoughlin) BBC Radio 3 1982

Tremor in the Raven’s Throat (documentary on Lisbon & fado, dir. Brian Miller) BBC Radio 4 1988

The Black Heart (travel/biography on the Congo River, dir. Alec Reid) BBC Radio 4 series 1990

Crick in the Neck (feature on contemporary Portuguese writers, dir. Julian Hale) BBC Radio 3 1994

Once-and-Future Portugal (historical documentary, dir. Julian Hale) BBC Radio 3 1994

Otter: Lutra lutra on the Stour (with Helen Porter/Confluence) Wimborne Minster 2001, Guildford Cathedral 2002

The Book of Silk (with composer Helen Porter) Whitchurch Silk Mill / Basingstoke & Deane Wordfest 2003

Open Country Cranborne Chase (dir. Gabi Fisher) BBC Radio 4 2004

Island Voices (with composer/conductor Sammy Hurden, Artsreach) in Purbeck and Portland 2005/2006

Entrances & Exits (with musicians Malcolm Creese, Alcyona and Robin Fincker) Art & Mind Festival, Winchester, 2007; Swaledale Festival, 2008.

Dorchester Roman Town House audioguide commissioned by Dorset County Council 2008

Who’s In The Next Room? Thomas Hardy project with Kate Scott, Catherine Simmonds & Pam Zinnemann-Hope, 2009… Max Gate, Dorchester; Thomas Hardy Conference; Kings Place, London.

Glamour of Water, Grammar of Rocks ongoing project with poets Kate Scott & Pam Zinnemann-Hope, 2009…

Art of The Impossible, an evening with Paul Hyland: poetry and traveller’s tales laced with subtle magic, 2012…

Words & Music: I Love No Leafless Land, including ‘To Make a Tree’ BBC Radio 3 2013

Song of the Wild Otter with composer David Everett, first perf. by Mark Milhofer, tenor, Wessex Festival, August 2013.

Wedding Song with composer David Everett, Purbeck Art Weeks, June 2014.