Eclipse 1999

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0119990809

Astronomer Heather Couper introduces five readings of poetry, prose and diary extracts to mark the end of the millennium.

Words are provided by sun worshippers such as Queen Victoria, Emily Dickinson, Malcolm Muggeridge and Oscar Wilde.

Readers Denys Hawthorne, Mona Hammond, Lisa Eichorn, Derek Griffiths and Amanda Root.

Part 1.

/ With Sheila Mcclennon and guests.

Reading: `Eclipse 1999' (1/5).

0219990810

Mark Rylance, currently playing Cleopatra at the Globe, talks to Sheila Mcclennon about the challenges of female roles.

Reading: `Eclipse 1999' (2/5).

/ Astronomer Heather Couper introduces five readings of poetry, prose and diary extracts to mark the end of the millennium.

2: Readings focusing on sunset, from writers as diverse as John Ruskin, George Eliot and Mitsuhashi Takajo.

Readers Brigit Forsyth, Lisa Eichorn, Denys Hawthorne, Mona Hammond and Derek Griffiths.

0319990811

With Martha Kearney and guests.

Reading: `Eclipse 1999' (3/5).

/ Astronomer Heather Couper introduces five readings of poetry, prose and diary extracts to mark the end of the millennium.

3: Readings focusing on solar eclipses, from sources such as John Milton, the Bible and Dorothy Sabin.

Readers Brigit Forsyth, Denys Hawthorne, Mona Hammond and Derek Griffiths.

0419990812

Astronomer Heather Couper introduces five readings of poetry, prose and diary extracts to mark the end of the millennium.

4: Readings focusing on the moon, from sources as diverse as Mark Twain, Mary Shelley, Li Pai and James Joyce.

Readers include Patrick Moore.

/ With Martha Kearney and guests.

Reading: `Eclipse 1999' (4/5).

0519990813

With Martha Kearney and guests.

Reading: `Eclipse 1999' (5/5).

/ Astronomer Heather Couper introduces five readings of poetry, prose and diary extracts to mark the end of the millennium.

5: Readings focusing on lunar eclipses, from accounts from such writers as Aristophanes, Plutarch, Shakespeare and Simon Callow