In April of 1937, Virginia Woolf delivered a beautiful treatise on language and craftsmanship as part of a BBC broadcast, which remains *the only surviving recording of the author’s voice*. Composer Brian Mark has enchanted it with new life in A Eulogy to Words — a mesmerizing multimedia mashup of Woolf’s recording and a composition for chamber orchestra, featuring horn, harp, piano, tape, and electronics.
The Big Read series was broadcast of BBC Two from 18 October to 13December 2003. Here is a list of the Big Read's Top 21 books and the celebrities who championed them. Watch the bookworms, as featured on the TV series.
Ok, not exactly a book but a new-fangled digital audio book, woohoo! Twenty episodes from the first BBC Radio series plus an hour-long Christmas special, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn. In 1973 the BBC adapted its hit TV series for radio, featuring the original TV cast and characters. Three series were broadcast between 1974 and 1976, with episodes adapted from their TV counterparts by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.