The Eve Of St Agnes

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20060119

By John Keats.

Keats' atmospheric poem telling the story of the lovers Porphyro and Madeline and their secret meeting on St Agnes Eve - introduced by the poet Laureate Andrew Motion.

Madeline is desperate on that bitterly cold night for a vision of her dearly loved Porphyro who is neither of her place nor of her race.

The relations between their families are so hostile that Porphyro's arrival at the castle of the wealthy sire of Madeline is considered taboo.

Angela, the Beldame, takes pity and hides Porphyro in Madeline's bed chamber so the two can meet.

The tense and tricky Angela quite literally holds the key to the couple's fulfillment of love.

Narrator....Samuel West

Porphyro....Daniel Evans

Madeline....Zoe Henry

Dame....Ann Rye

With music composed by Gary Yershon.

Lute....Jacob Heringman

Flute....Catherine Greenwood

Director Susan Roberts

20060119

By John Keats.

Keats' atmospheric poem telling the story of the lovers Porphyro and Madeline and their secret meeting on St Agnes Eve - introduced by the poet Laureate Andrew Motion.

Madeline is desperate on that bitterly cold night for a vision of her dearly loved Porphyro who is neither of her place nor of her race.

The relations between their families are so hostile that Porphyro's arrival at the castle of the wealthy sire of Madeline is considered taboo.

Angela, the Beldame, takes pity and hides Porphyro in Madeline's bed chamber so the two can meet.

The tense and tricky Angela quite literally holds the key to the couple's fulfillment of love.

Narrator....Samuel West

Porphyro....Daniel Evans

Madeline....Zoe Henry

Dame....Ann Rye

With music composed by Gary Yershon.

Lute....Jacob Heringman

Flute....Catherine Greenwood

Director Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951029]

To celebrate the bicentenary of his birth, John Keats 'sfamous poem is dramatised by Carey Harrison. A gothic fantasy in which the heroine Madeline hopes to be visited, on St Agnes' Eve by the vision of the man she is to marry. with Geoffrey Whrtehead , Stephen Critchlow and Jonathan Keebte. Music composed by Elizabeth Parker. Director Cherry Cookson. Rptd Fri 2.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951029]

Unknown: John Keats

Dramatised By: Carey Harrison.

Unknown: Geoffrey Whrtehead

Unknown: Stephen Critchlow

Unknown: Jonathan Keebte.

Composed By: Elizabeth Parker.

Director: Cherry Cookson.

Beadsman: David Calder

Keats: Michael Maloney

Porphyro: Robert Glenister

Madeline: Emma Fielding

Angela: Tessa Worsley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951103]

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm