E-mail from BBC London (26 06 1995)
E-mail from Matt Thompson (04.07.95)
Fax from Matt Thompson / E-mail from BBC Director (July 1995)
Draft 21june 5pm
back anno Kaliedescope.
Radio 4 Con presentation announcement:
|16: 45: 05||And now European short story. We present a joint BBC EU programme as part of Horizontal radio.
Throughout Europe, and other places that consider themselves European, radio stations have been linked together in a vast network.
All day artists, musicians and poets have gathered for this virtual radiophonic gathering.
For the next 15 minutes Radio 4's Short Story will be directly linked to radio stations in: Naples, Helsinki, Berlin, Moscow, Madrid and Belgrade. Poets there have been asked to muse over the theme "I'm a European?...Now."
We present the first ever live short story -
STUDIO TX B15
(Caroline's announcment: faster)
Before we begin the BBC would like to announce the following Health Warning: For those expecting a short story in English you will be bitterly disappointed.
John Hegley is in our London studio.
It's time to twist the radio dial.....
TAPE OVER ...
Out: ....Suddenly it is daylight again it wasnt' the
FX Radio dial plus John's intro|
Out: '....Ian doesn't understand jokes he's a dog.
|:50:30||LIVE: JOHN: Poem 1
In: " A definition of European, isn't easily set down..."
Out: .. the hint of something fashionable which lacks
a vital noun
|:50:45||REX: Radio dial + next 31ines
|:52: 10||JOHN: Poem 2|
In: "European dogs tend to be more homogeneous than
their two legged neighbours.
Out: ". . .Emperor Nero had a dog named Giro which
piddled whilst Rome burned and put the flames out.
And was a hero.
|:52:35||REX: Mix Lines |
Dur: 1 ' 10"
|:53 :45||JOHN: Poem 3
In: "I would guess that the distinction between different...
Out: "...certain nations have a ledge beneath the edge continental shelf."
|:54: 10:||REX: Mix Lines
|:55:20||JOHN: Poem Allez
In: "In a park in Calais
Out: ...who is looking up the French for go away.
|:55:30||REX: Mix Lines
|:56:15||JOHN: Poem 4
In: "I do actually think of a part of myself as European
Out: "....it;s the Euro-dog within me (We all bark the
REX: Mix Lines
In: "The British Greenpeace propoganda war...
|:57:55||REX Lines build up to climax
Out: ...good dog, lovely dog. FX Woofing and then
phone hangs up.
Technical presentation was by John Partington and Rex Brough.
The programme was produced in Austria by Gerfried Stocker
and in Britain by Matt Thompson.