David Pownall At 75

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Blitzma20130514 (BBC7)
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Goebbels tries to create a Nazi version of Tommy Handley's popular radio show ITMA.

4 Extra Debut. Confused by how Britain continues to defy him, Hitler and Goebbels try to create a Nazi version of Tommy Handley's popular radio show ITMA. Stars Sam Kelly.

Concorde20130510Episode 1 (of 3):

Concorde by David Pownall

Read by Bernard Cribbins

The first of three specially commissioned stories marking the 75th birthday of David Pownall, the distinguished playwright, novelist and poet.

Determined to win a race in his catamaran, an elderly sailor weighs up a newly arrived visitor.

Director: Martin Jenkins

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

The first of three specially commissioned stories marking the 75th birthday of David Pownall, the distinguished playwright, novelist and poet.

David Pownall At 7520130511 (BBC7)
20130512 (BBC7)
To mark his 75th birthday, the British playwright discusses his work with Mike Greenwood.

To mark his 75th birthday, the British playwright David Pownall discusses his work with Mike Greenwood.

Flos20130512 (BBC7)
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In 1216, a stonemason urgently needs to collect his debts from the ailing King John.

4 Extra Debut. It's 1216, and King John is dying. In Carlisle, a row between a mason and a prior epitomizes power struggles within church and state. Stars Michael Williams.

Hard Frosts In Florence20130516 (BBC7)
20130517 (BBC7)
A deeply troubled Michelangelo returns to Florence to view his David for the last time.

4 Extra Debut. A troubled Michelangelo returns to Florence to view his statue of David - 'flesh caught in stone' - for the last time. Specially written for the late Paul Scofield.

I Want To Go Home20130515 (BBC7)
20130516 (BBC7)
And on the eighth day God created language. Little did He expect the confusion that ensued

4 Extra Debut. And on the eighth day, God created language. Little did He expect the confusion that would ensue. Stars David Bamber, Joanna Monro, Ben Crowe.

No Two Rooms Alike20130517Episode 2 (of 3):

No Two Rooms Alike by David Pownall

Read by Robert Glenister

The second of three specially commissioned stories marking the 75th birthday of David Pownall, the distinguished playwright, novelist and poet.

Director: Martin Jenkins

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Episode 2 (of 3):

The second of three specially commissioned stories marking the 75th birthday of David Pownall, the distinguished playwright, novelist and poet.

Nyama20100423 (BBC7)
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A money-crazed entrepreneur transports a pickled whale from the Cape of Good Hope.

David Pownall's cautionary tale about a money-crazed entrepreneur who transports a pickled whale from the Cape of Good Hope round Southern Africa and makes a fortune.

Other parts played by Alison Pettitt, John Biggins, David Seddon, Michael Shelford and Keeley Beresford

Music composed and performed by Russell Taylor and Steve Cooke.

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

A money-crazed entrepreneur who transports a pickled whale from the Cape of Good Hope.

Ploughboy Monday20130511 (BBC7)
20130512 (BBC7)
Harold leaves home after falling out with his parents. Award-winning radio play.

4 Extra Debut. Harold leaves home after falling out with his parents. His single-minded approach brings him success in everything but his personal relationships.

The Known Facts20130524An encounter with a local museum curator has a profound effect on three elderly academics.

Episode 3 (of 3):

The Known Facts by David Pownall

Read by Hannah Gordon

The last of three specially commissioned stories marking the 75th birthday of David Pownall, the distinguished playwright, novelist and poet.

During a visit to Ireland, a chance encounter with a local museum curator has a profound effect on three elderly academics and their different attitudes towards mortality.

Director: Martin Jenkins

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Under The Table20130518 (BBC7)
20130519 (BBC7)
A boy witnesses the impact of war on his family from under the kitchen table.

4 Extra Debut. A boy witnesses the impact of war on his family from under the kitchen table. Stars David Calder and Kenneth Cranham.