Dragons Of A Feather

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19901023]

Unknown: Roger Worsley

Producer: Pam Redman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901030]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901106]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901113]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910303]

The first of four programmes in which

Roger Worsley explores myths and legends about commonplace birds.

Producer Pam Redman

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Worsley

Producer: Pam Redman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910303]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910310]

How did the wren become the king of the birds?

Roger Worsley explains, in the second of four programmes exploring myths surrounding birds. Producer Pam Redman

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Worsley

Producer: Pam Redman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910310]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910317]

In the third of four programmes on the legends about common birds, Roger Worsley discovers which modern city scavenger was the special companion of a Roman goddess.

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Worsley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910317]

Unknown: Roger Worsley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910324]

The owl is known as a wise old bird but, in the last of four programmes, Roger Worsley finds it is also a bird of ill omen.

Producer Pam Redman

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Worsley

Producer: Pam Redman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910324]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910423]

The first of four programmes in which Roger Worsley unravels the mysteries and legends surrounding some of our commonplace birds. This week he explores the hidden language of birds. Producer Pam Redman

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Worsley

Producer: Pam Redman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910423]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910430]

Roger Worsley unravels legends surrounding our commonplace birds. This week: a bird which was thought to be silent throughout its life until with its dying breath it whispered a wonderful melody - the swan. Producer Pam Redman

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Worsley

Producer: Pam Redman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910430]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910507]

with Roger Worsley.

This week: avian Rory Bremner , the starling, and a bird with friends in high places, the jackdaw. Producer Pam Redman

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Worsley.

Unknown: Rory Bremner

Producer: Pam Redman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910507]

Unknown: Roger Worsley.

Unknown: Rory Bremner

Producer: Pam Redman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910514]

Roger Worsley presents the last in the series exploring legends surrounding commonplace birds. This week: the swift - reputed to have been born blind, it only gained its sight when fed on celandine.

Producer Pam Redman

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Worsley

Producer: Pam Redman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910514]
Programme Catalogue - Details: 06 November 199019901106

Producer: REDMAN, P

Next in series: 13 November 1990

Previous in series: 30 October 1990

Broadcast history

06 Nov 1990 11:50-12:00 (RADIO 4)

17 Mar 1991 17:40-17:50 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-25

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 November 199019901113

Producer: REDMAN, P

Next in series: HIDDEN LANGUAGE OF BIRDS

Previous in series: 06 November 1990

Broadcast history

13 Nov 1990 11:50-12:00 (RADIO 4)

24 Mar 1991 17:40-17:50 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-12

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 October 199019901023

Producer: REDMAN, P

Next in series: 30 October 1990

Broadcast history

23 Oct 1990 11:50-12:00 (RADIO 4)

03 Mar 1991 17:40-17:50 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-12

Programme Catalogue - Details: 30 October 199019901030

Producer: REDMAN, P

Next in series: 06 November 1990

Previous in series: 23 October 1990

Description

SBH:The Wren. Roger Worsley looks at the myths & legends surrounding this little bird. With singing from the Misses Wright.

PRE:Beg & 1'05" in - The Misses Wright sing "The Wren King" (0'17" & 1'20") that used to accompany Welsh New Year custom. Myth of the wren king & other wren legends. Christian antipathy to pagan myths & hence to wrens. Wren superstitions. 8'22" in - The Misses Wright sing as above (0'30"). OTN:TBS041/90WZ4796 TXN/TDT:R4 30-Oct-1990 CON:WORSLEY Roger (spkr) WRIGHT, The Misses (voc) WTL:The Wren King (song) - 2'07" Traditional

Broadcast history

30 Oct 1990 11:50-12:00 (RADIO 4)

10 Mar 1991 17:40-17:50 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Roger Worsley (Speaker)

The Wright (voc)

Notes: CAIRS 328024