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Posted on 13 Nov 2010 12:59:19 GMT
Edgar Self says:
If anyone hears of a DVD release of this BBC Elgar programme, let us all know, please?

Posted on 15 Nov 2010 21:56:28 GMT
Basilides says:
For those who missed it the Elgar programme is being repeated tonight at 11.30 on BBC4.

Posted on 5 Dec 2010 22:41:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Dec 2010 22:41:46 GMT
Basilides says:
What a great pleasure 'Any Human Heart' has been, as great a pleasure as 'Madmen' which has just finished this week. And there is still one more episode to go, and judging by the trailer, one more woman.
That being on Channel 4, of all places, has forced me to put off watching 'Garrow's Law' for later on the Iplayer. One is Art and the other is good for me - and everyone else.

Posted on 5 Dec 2010 22:44:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Dec 2010 02:06:12 GMT
Edgar Self says:
Good report, Basil, thanks. But Art is good for you also, I hope. Ars longa, vida brevis. And Ars Gratia Artis, as Leo the MGM Lion used to roar, this from a Hollywood studio!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2010 23:22:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Dec 2010 19:21:49 GMT
Basilides says:
One would like to think so, and vice versa too: there are such touches of art in Garrow that they cannot be denied. I have just watched the first 10 minutes of it only to come upon a scene in which Garrow delivers a powerful soliloquy modelled on Hamlet's - and in blank verse too.
And what an extraordinary coincidence that the subject of this soliloquy should be the barbaric (he says 'barbarous') 18thc penalties inflicted even on children for offences that would be regarded now as minor. But no coincidence that such care in the writing should be given to this scene which is the very nub of the matter in terms of why this series is so valuable by reminding us of how we've got as far as we have.

Back to the episode.

Posted on 6 Dec 2010 00:44:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Dec 2010 00:58:56 GMT
Basilides says:
I referred to the coincidence of this occurring at the same time as the parallel debate on another thread - largely a monologue by me - of the barbarous practice of introducing barbaric folk music into the string quartet, and whether talking in these terms of the barbaric is 'culturally charged'.
Garrow sure as hell knew the laws he was up against certainly were, and he opposed them because he wasn't.

Posted on 29 Apr 2011 18:27:27 BDT
Just watched last night's InConfidence interview from Sky Arts, with Peter Maxwell Davis. What a sweet, beautiful and wonderfully articulate man?

Posted on 30 Apr 2011 15:51:34 BDT
Wingates says:
Bugger, missed the Maxwell Davis interview. Hopefully I'll catch a repeat.

Given that if you've already got Sky, Sky Arts only costs about a quid a month, it has to be the best value thing I know of in the entire world! There really is some fantastic stuff on it.

And far be it from me to big up anything associated with Rupert Murdoch without good reason, but credit where credit's due - if you get the basic package and have your phone line and broadband with them, you get an awful lot for a relatively modest outlay, much of which you'll be paying for elsewhere anyway.

I'm addicted to football (that's when it gets expensive!) so it's an easy decision for me to have Sky, but do check out whether you can get hold of Sky Arts if you fancy 24 hour a day high quality arts content.

Posted on 30 Apr 2011 16:53:05 BDT
I've set Lohengrin to record tonight. Fantastic facility.
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