Diese Sendung ist seit dem 12. Juni 2014 im Programmschema
und läuft monatlich am 2. Donnerstag von 13:06 bis 14:00
und monatlich am 4. Donnerstag von 13:06 bis 14:00
und als Wiederholung monatlich am 3. Freitag von 11:06 bis 12:00
und als Wiederholung monatlich am 1. Freitag von 11:06 bis 12:00


You enjoy listening to poems? Responding to them? Discussing them? Even analyzing them?
On every second and fourth Thursday, at 13.06, we do precisely that in a series of programmes, in English.
For example, we read poems by Roger McGough, Liverpool pop poet of the 1960s and now the presenter of BBC Radio 4' s popular request programme 'Poetry Please'. And yes, we too at Freirad hope that you will ask for particular poems to be read and discussed.

A taster? Here's a short poem by Roger:

Once upon a love
we spent our nights
blowing kisses across
the pillow
now we spend them
throwing plates across the kitchen

We hope your relationship is not quite like this! Mind you, it is said to be an old story: "It starts when you sink into his arms, and it ends with your arms in his sink."

We'll also be listening to pop songs and talking about them. After all, so many poems are singable. Take Leonard Cohen, for example. Also, many English composers (eg. Benjamin Britten) set poems to music.

In our programmes we will also be running a Poetry Workshop. Here you can learn how to actually write poems. In fact, we will be running a Poetry Competition.

So, "Turn on, tune in and drop out", as the 1960s guru Timothy Leary said!

MacherIn: Andrew Milne-Skinner, Sandra Milne-Skinner

Speziell zur Sendung am
Freitag, den 06. November 2020

Australia (4)
Playlist: texts read & music played
1. Quiz on Ned Kelly
2. Ballad on the Kelly Gang
3. Ballad, 'The Kellys'
4. Douglas Stewart, 'Australia's the violent country...'
5. Peter Carey, from 'The True  History of the Kelly Gang'
6. Shakespeare, the Crispian speech from Henry V
7. Film music for Henry  V  by William Walton
8. Bill Bryson on Ned Kelly at Glenrowan, from 'Down Under'
9. Judith Wright, 'The Old Prison'
10. 'Voices in the Wind', from Spirit Alive, Kristian Benton
11. David Malouf speaking on BBC Radio 4 Kaleidoscope (Aug 1996)
12. Will Lawsom, 'Echuca Way'
13. Hyllus Noel Mareis, 'Spiritual Song of the Aborigine'
14. Joan Lindsay, from 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'
15. Beethoven, Adagio from 5th. Piano Concerto
16. Peter Weir, filmscript for 1975 film
17. Pan Pipes, film music by G. Zamfi
18. Suzanne Howard, 'The 12 Apostles'
19. Jules Verne, from '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'
20. Tennyson, 'the Kraken'
21. Clive James, 'Unreliable Memoirs'
22. Clive James, 'The River in the Sky' (2018)
23. Clive James, from 'Injury Time' (2017)
24. Barry Humphries on Germaine Greer
25. Bill Bryson, on the Austrian couple lost in the Outback, from 'Down Under'
26. Men at Work, 'Down Under'


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