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Great Lives [07/08/2007]

Synopsis
Radio series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris. In this episode Jude Kelly, artistic director of London’s Southbank Centre, nominates Edwardian theatre producer Lilian Baylis. Among various Shakespeare references the programme also features a sound clip made at the home of the medium Leslie Flint. The excerpt purportedly records Baylis speaking from beyond the grave about meeting Shakespeare: "what a different person he turns out to be...very interesting and very charming ... and he doesn’t speak
in old English".
Series
Great Lives
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
7 Aug 2007 at 16:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Mark Smalley

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); theatre history; Baylis, Lilian

Notes

History
First episode of a nine-part new series of GREAT LIVES.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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