Chapters And Verses - Treasures Of The British Library

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20000117

Readings from the letters of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, deemed a favourite for the ageing Elizabeth I, though Elizabeth had a former favourite whom Essex could never quite replace.

Selected and compiled by Lisa Osborne.

With Eileen Atkins, Jonathan Cake and James Wilby.

Director: Marion Nancarrow (1/5).

As Men Are Judged20001106

A dramatisation by Moya O'Shea of the 19th-century story of authors Katherine Bradley and her niece Edith, who wished their work to be judged `as men are judged' and so wrote under the pseudonym `Michael Field'.

Will their secret remain undiscovered? With Geraldine James, Sophie Thomas, Richenda Carey and Roger Walker.

Directed by Tracey Neale.

(1/10).

Elizabeth And Essex20000118

`Elizabeth and Essex'.

Readings from the letters of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, deemed a favourite for the ageing Elizabeth I.

Selected and compiled by Lisa Osborne.

With Eileen Atkins, Jonathan Cake and James Wilby (2/5).

Elizabeth And Essex20000119

`Elizabeth and Essex'.

Readings from the letters of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, deemed a favourite for the ageing Elizabeth I.

Selected and compiled by Lisa Osborne.

With Eileen Atkins, Jonathan Cake and James Wilby (3/5).

Elizabeth And Essex20000120

`Elizabeth and Essex'.

Readings from the letters of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, deemed a favourite for the ageing Elizabeth I.

Selected and compiled by Lisa Osborne.

With Eileen Atkins, Jonathan Cake and James Wilby (4/5).

Elizabeth And Essex20000121

`Elizabeth and Essex'.

Readings from the letters of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, deemed a favourite for the ageing Elizabeth I.

Selected and compiled by Lisa Osborne.

With Eileen Atkins, Jonathan Cake and James Wilby (5/5).

Michael Field20001107

A dramatisation by Moya O'Shea of the story of 19th-century authors Katherine Bradley and her niece Edith, who wrote under the pseudonym `Michael Field'.

Katherine and Edith finally meet Robert Browning and begin their journal, `Works and Days'.

With Geraldine James, Sophie Thomas, Richenda Carey and Roger Walker.

Directed by Tracey Neale.

(2/10).

Michael Field20001108

A dramatisation by Moya O'Shea of the story of 19th-century authors Katherine Bradley and her niece Edith, who wrote under the pseudonym `Michael Field'.

Is Edith falling in love? With Geraldine James, Sophie Thomas, Alison Pettitt and Mark Caven.

Directed by Tracey Neale.

(3/10).

Michael Field20001109

A dramatisation by Moya O'Shea of the story of 19th-century authors Katherine Bradley and her niece Edith, who wrote under the pseudonym `Michael Field'.

When the Independent Theatre presents `A Question of Memory' by Michael Field, Oscar Wilde is in the audience.

With Geraldine James, Sophie Thomas, Alison Pettitt and Roger Walker.

(4/10).

Michael Field20001110

A dramatisation by Moya O'Shea of the story of 19th-century authors Katherine Bradley and her niece Edith, who wrote under the pseudonym `Michael Field'.

Old friends are lost, new friends are made, and there is a mysterious disappearance in the Swiss Alps.

With Geraldine James, Sophie Thomas, Mark Caven and Tara Ward.

Directed by Tracey Neale.

(5/10).

Michael Field20001113

A dramatisation by Moya O'Shea of the story of nineteenth-century authors Katherine Bradley and her niece Edith, who wrote under the pseudonym `Michael Field'.

After tragedy comes new beginnings.

There's a move to Richmond and two new family members arrive.

With Geraldine James, Sophie Thomas, David Thorpe and Alison Pettitt (6/10).

Michael Field20001114

A dramatisation by Moya O'Shea of the story of Katherine Bradley and her niece Edith, who wrote under the pseudonym `Michael Field'.

A new century dawns, and Katherine has to give her answer to Francis.

Could this be the end for Michael Field.

With Geraldine James, Sophie Thomas, Andrew Wincott and Ray Lonnen.

Directed by Tracey Neale.

(7/10).

Michael Field20001115

A dramatisation by Moya O'Shea of the story of two women who wrote under the pseudonym `Michael Field'.

There is great joy for the Fields when their new work is received with great acclaim.

With Geraldine James, Sophie Thomas, Andrew Wincott and Ray Lonnen.

Directed by Tracey Neale.

(8/10).

Michael Field20001116

A dramatisation by Moya O'Shea of the story of the two women who wrote under the pseudonym `Michael Field'.

The Michael Fields decide to convert to Catholicism, and a tragic loss produces some of their most poignant poetry.

With Geraldine James, Sophie Thomas, Alison Pettitt and Tom George

Michael Field20001117

A dramatisation by Moya O'Shea of the story of two women who wrote under the pseudonym `Michael Field'.

It's 1912, and as their story draws to a close, Edith wonders if Michael Field will, at last, find fame.

With Geraldine James, Sophie Thomas, Mark Caven and Tara Ward.

(10/10).

The Marie Stopes Story20000103

`The Marie Stopes Story' told by Maggie Allen.

The remarkable life of Dr Marie Stopes - passionate pioneer and shocking self-publicist - told through her letters and journals, beginning a celebration of the riches of the British Library's arcHIVes.

With Barbara Jefford, Amanda Root and Elizabeth Bell.

Director: Jonquil Panting (1/10).

The Marie Stopes Story20000104

`The Marie Stopes Story' told by Maggie Allen.

With Barbara Jefford and Amanda Root.

Director: Jonquil Panting (2/10).

The Marie Stopes Story20000105

`The Marie Stopes Story' told by Maggie Allen.

With Barbara Jefford and Amanda Root.

Director: Jonquil Panting (3/10).

The Marie Stopes Story20000106

`The Marie Stopes Story' told by Maggie Allen.

With Barbara Jefford and Amanda Root.

Director: Jonquil Panting (4/10).

The Marie Stopes Story20000107

`The Marie Stopes Story' told by Maggie Allen.

With Barbara Jefford and Amanda Root.

Director: Jonquil Panting (5/10).

The Marie Stopes Story20000110

`The Marie Stopes Story' told by Maggie Allen.

The life of Dr Marie Stopes - pioneer and self-publicist - told through her letters and journals.

Marie takes on the might of the church and opens her first clinic.

With Barbara Jefford, Amanda Root and Elizabeth Bell.

Director: Jonquil Panting (6/10).

The Marie Stopes Story20000111

`The Marie Stopes Story' told by Maggie Allen.

With Barbara Jefford and Amanda Root.

Director: Jonquil Panting (7/10).

The Marie Stopes Story20000112

`The Marie Stopes Story' told by Maggie Allen.

With Barbara Jefford and Amanda Root.

Director: Jonquil Panting (8/10).

The Marie Stopes Story20000113

`The Marie Stopes Story' told by Maggie Allen.

With Barbara Jefford and Amanda Root.

Director: Jonquil Panting (9/10).

The Marie Stopes Story20000114

`The Marie Stopes Story' told by Maggie Allen.

With Barbara Jefford and Elizabeth Bell.

Director: Jonquil Panting (10/10).