Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats

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An all-star cast read T S Eliot's 15 poems about an assortment of lovable and not so lovable cats over the next four days. 1: The Naming of Cats, The Old Gumbie Cat, Growltiger's Last Stand and The Rum Turn Tugger.

Today's readers are Alec McCowen , Anna Massey , Roger Daltrey and Richard Briers. Producer Glyn Dearman

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Unknown: Alec McCowen

Unknown: Anna Massey

Unknown: Roger Daltrey

Unknown: Richard Briers.

Producer: Glyn Dearman

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by TS Eliot.

2: The Song of the Jellicles, Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, Old Deuteronomy and MrMistoffelees.

Readers are Fenella Fielding, Wendy Hillier , Maurice Denham and Derek Jacobi.

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Unknown: Wendy Hillier

Unknown: Maurice Denham

Unknown: Derek Jacobi.

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byTS S Eliot. 3: Of the Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Follicles, Macavity the Mystery Cat and Gus the Theatre Cat. Readers Penelope Keith , Michael Bryant and Max Wall.

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Readers: Penelope Keith

Readers: Michael Bryant

Readers: Max Wall.

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by T S Eliot. Final part: Bustopher Jones: the Cat about Town, Skimbleshanks: the Railway Cat, the Ad-dressing of Cats and Cat Morgan Introduces Himself. Readers are Charles Gray , Alan Bennett , Ian McKellen and Bernard Cribbins.

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Unknown: Charles Gray

Unknown: Alan Bennett

Unknown: Ian McKellen

Unknown: Bernard Cribbins.

0120151225

On Christmas Day 1937 , nearly two years before book publication, five of T.S Eliot's Practical Cats poems were broadcast as readings by Geoffrey Tandy on BBC Radio. The Radio Times wrote' For some time past Mr Eliot has been amusing and instructing the offspring of some of his friends in verse on the subject of cats. These poems are not the kind that have been usually associated with his name'.

Over 75 years later, one of our greatest actors, Oscar- winning Jeremy Irons re-visits the original five poems along with the further ten which make up the Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

In this treat for Christmas day you will find familiar much-loved characters including Growltiger, Mungojerrie , Rumpleteaser, Old Deutoronomy, Mr Mistoffelees, Macavity Gus and Skimbleshanks. These are cats who are notorious , lurk in shadows, baffle Scotland yard, dance by the light of the moon and who must not be woken. They are found on trains, in the theatre, in the high street. They juggle, sleep, conjure, are curious and bore but they all show another side of one of our most important British poets.

T.S Eliot 's poems have been enjoyed by many in the musical Cats, but here we return to the poems without any music and celebrate the inventiveness in the original words. Following on from his powerful readings of The Waste land , Four Quartets and The Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock for BBC Radio 4 Jeremy Irons continues his radio journey through the works of T.S Eliot with the cats.

The Naming of Cats

Skimbleshanks The Railway Cat

Growltiger's Last Stand

The Rum Tum Tugger

The Song of the Jellicles

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer

Old Deuteronomy

Of the Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles

Mr Mistoffelees

Macavity:The Mystery Cat

Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts.

0120151225

On Christmas Day 1937 , nearly two years before book publication, five of T.S Eliot's Practical Cats poems were broadcast as readings by Geoffrey Tandy on BBC Radio. The Radio Times wrote' For some time past Mr Eliot has been amusing and instructing the offspring of some of his friends in verse on the subject of cats. These poems are not the kind that have been usually associated with his name'.

Over 75 years later, one of our greatest actors, Oscar- winning Jeremy Irons re-visits the original five poems along with the further ten which make up the Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

In this treat for Christmas day you will find familiar much-loved characters including Growltiger, Mungojerrie , Rumpleteaser, Old Deutoronomy, Mr Mistoffelees, Macavity Gus and Skimbleshanks. These are cats who are notorious , lurk in shadows, baffle Scotland yard, dance by the light of the moon and who must not be woken. They are found on trains, in the theatre, in the high street. They juggle, sleep, conjure, are curious and bore but they all show another side of one of our most important British poets.

T.S Eliot 's poems have been enjoyed by many in the musical Cats, but here we return to the poems without any music and celebrate the inventiveness in the original words. Following on from his powerful readings of The Waste land , Four Quartets and The Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock for BBC Radio 4 Jeremy Irons continues his radio journey through the works of T.S Eliot with the cats.

The Naming of Cats

Skimbleshanks The Railway Cat

Growltiger's Last Stand

The Rum Tum Tugger

The Song of the Jellicles

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer

Old Deuteronomy

Of the Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles

Mr Mistoffelees

Macavity:The Mystery Cat

Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts.

0220151225

On Christmas Day 1937 , nearly two years before book publication, five of T.S Eliot's Practical Cats poems were broadcast as readings by Geoffrey Tandy on BBC Radio. The Radio Times wrote' For some time past Mr Eliot has been amusing and instructing the offspring of some of his friends in verse on the subject of cats. These poems are not the kind that have been usually associated with his name'.

Over 75 years later, one of our greatest actors, Oscar- winning Jeremy Irons re-visits the original five poems along with the further ten which make up the Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

In this treat for Christmas day you will find familiar much-loved characters including Growltiger, Mungojerrie , Rumpleteaser, Old Deutoronomy, Mr Mistoffelees, Macavity Gus and Skimbleshanks. These are cats who are notorious , lurk in shadows, baffle Scotland yard, dance by the light of the moon and who must not be woken. They are found on trains, in the theatre, in the high street. They juggle, sleep, conjure, are curious and bore but they all show another side of one of our most important British poets.

T.S Eliot 's poems have been enjoyed by many in the musical Cats, but here we return to the poems without any music and celebrate the inventiveness in the original words. Following on from his powerful readings of The Waste land , Four Quartets and The Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock for BBC Radio 4 Jeremy Irons continues his radio journey through the works of T.S Eliot with the cats.

Gus:The Theatre Cat

The Old Gumbie Cat

Bustopher Jones:The Cat about Town

Cat Morgan introduces himself

The Ad-dressing of Cats.

0220151225

On Christmas Day 1937 , nearly two years before book publication, five of T.S Eliot's Practical Cats poems were broadcast as readings by Geoffrey Tandy on BBC Radio. The Radio Times wrote' For some time past Mr Eliot has been amusing and instructing the offspring of some of his friends in verse on the subject of cats. These poems are not the kind that have been usually associated with his name'.

Over 75 years later, one of our greatest actors, Oscar- winning Jeremy Irons re-visits the original five poems along with the further ten which make up the Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

In this treat for Christmas day you will find familiar much-loved characters including Growltiger, Mungojerrie , Rumpleteaser, Old Deutoronomy, Mr Mistoffelees, Macavity Gus and Skimbleshanks. These are cats who are notorious , lurk in shadows, baffle Scotland yard, dance by the light of the moon and who must not be woken. They are found on trains, in the theatre, in the high street. They juggle, sleep, conjure, are curious and bore but they all show another side of one of our most important British poets.

T.S Eliot 's poems have been enjoyed by many in the musical Cats, but here we return to the poems without any music and celebrate the inventiveness in the original words. Following on from his powerful readings of The Waste land , Four Quartets and The Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock for BBC Radio 4 Jeremy Irons continues his radio journey through the works of T.S Eliot with the cats.

Gus:The Theatre Cat

The Old Gumbie Cat

Bustopher Jones:The Cat about Town

Cat Morgan introduces himself

The Ad-dressing of Cats.