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Lord Bateman inspired Radio 4

GUEST,Derek Schofield 12 Dec 12 - 05:52 PM
Herga Kitty 13 Dec 12 - 04:36 AM
Herga Kitty 13 Dec 12 - 04:39 AM
Nigel Parsons 13 Dec 12 - 05:56 AM
Leadfingers 13 Dec 12 - 01:45 PM
John MacKenzie 13 Dec 12 - 02:07 PM
John MacKenzie 13 Dec 12 - 04:23 PM
GUEST,Shirley Dixon 15 Dec 12 - 12:21 PM
Mary Humphreys 15 Dec 12 - 12:55 PM
JohnH 15 Dec 12 - 01:20 PM
Desert Dancer 07 Feb 13 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,Guest - Jim Younger 08 Feb 13 - 11:27 AM
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Subject: Lord Bateman inspired Radio 4 play
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 12 Dec 12 - 05:52 PM

BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama tomorrow (Dec 13th) at 2.15pm is 'The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman', a play by the writer Joseph Wilde and musician Tim van Eyken, and directed by Julian May. It is a new departure for all three – Joe and Tim's first piece for radio, and Tim usually makes documentaries and features. It is inspired by a very old song, The Ballad of Lord Bateman, but is absolutely contemporary. Here's a link

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p7ddf

And here's another to a piece Julian wrote about it for the Radio 4 Blog
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/posts/The-Loving-Ballad-of-Captain-Bateman-How-an-Old-Folk-Song-Became-a-Modern-Radio-Drama

(This was briefly featured in the current issue of English Dance & Song).

Derek


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Subject: RE: Lod Bateman inspired Radio 4
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 13 Dec 12 - 04:36 AM

Here's Derek's link to the BBC programme as a http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p7ddf, and another for the blog .

I still have a copy of the 1969 edition (price 5s or 25p)of the ballad version concocted jointly by Dickens and Thackeray and published originally in 1839.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lod Bateman inspired Radio 4
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 13 Dec 12 - 04:39 AM

That first link should have been a
blue clicky - let's hope it works this time!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lod Bateman inspired Radio 4
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Dec 12 - 05:56 AM

Any chance a mud-elf could correct the title so that searches for Lord Bateman win find this thread?

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lord Bateman inspired Radio 4
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Dec 12 - 01:45 PM

Listened ! Good Play .


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Subject: RE: Lord Bateman inspired Radio 4
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Dec 12 - 02:07 PM

Thought it was rubbish meself. It might appeal to a TvE fan, or a traditional folkie, but I would have thought that to the average Radio 4 listener, it was a lost cause.
Don't get me wrong, I like traditional music, but a Radio 4 drama's the platform.


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Subject: RE: Lord Bateman inspired Radio 4
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Dec 12 - 04:23 PM

not the platform


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Subject: RE: Lord Bateman inspired Radio 4
From: GUEST,Shirley Dixon
Date: 15 Dec 12 - 12:21 PM

I've just listened to it on i-player, and thought it superb. Why would 'the average Radio 4 listener' not like something that intertwines so much of contemporary concerns with glimpses of something they may not have encountered before (i.e. traditional song), and does it so grippingly?


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Subject: RE: Lord Bateman inspired Radio 4
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 15 Dec 12 - 12:55 PM

I loved it too, in spite of knowing versions collected by Percy Grainger and knowing what the ending would be. I hope that TvE does more of this sort of collaboration. Highly recommended!


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Subject: RE: Lord Bateman inspired Radio 4
From: JohnH
Date: 15 Dec 12 - 01:20 PM

Well said, Mary!


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Subject: RE: Lord Bateman inspired Radio 4
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 01:27 PM

Via Tim on Facebook:

You can still hear the music for the BBC R4 play I made here, it's a bit weird out of the context of the play, but for those who have been asking about it, here it is:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p7ddf

It's a 14+ minute track.

Works for me. :-)

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Lord Bateman inspired Radio 4
From: GUEST,Guest - Jim Younger
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 11:27 AM

Tim Van Eyken did a great job on the music, and it was a bold and original work altogether. Lord Bateman, the ballad, is perennial. One of the finest versions was Nic Jones's.


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