Lend Me Your Ears

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0101A Human Touch2000042520001016

Series in which Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare.

1: A Human Touch.

/ Whether in the country or the town, we can never escape the drone of aeroplanes, the squeal of brakes and the hum of electrical equipment.

In four programmes, Fiona Shaw turns down the volume of 21st-century life and journeys into the past, as she recreates the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare

0102Barking, Bonging And Begging2000050220001017

In four programmes Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare. 1: `Barking, Bonging and Begging'. Shaw finds the city alive with church bells, shouting hawkers and ballad sellers singing the latest tabloid news.

0103Secrets And Whispers2000050920001018

Series in which Fiona Shaw recreates the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare. 3: `Secrets and Whispers'. Princes and ambassadors might expect a private audience at the Court of Queen Elizabeth, but mere nobles had to hang around for a glimpse of the monarch as she went to dinner or chapel. Shaw speculates on the kinds of sounds such visitors might have heard. / In four programmes Fiona Shaw journeys into the past as she recreates the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare. 3: `Secrets and Whispers'. Princes and ambassadors might expect a private audience at the court of Queen Elizabeth, but mere nobles had to hang around for a glimpse of the monarch as she went to dinner or chapel. Shaw speculates on the kinds of sounds such visitors might have heard.

0104 LASTWithin The Wooden O2000051620001019

Fiona Shaw journeys into the past as she recreates the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare. `Within the Wooden O'. We know how a Shakespeare play sounds when performed today, but what would listeners have heard in 1600? Shaw imagines the plight of actors and their audiences on the South Bank, an area described by visitors as one of the noisiest in the city.

0201The Acoustic World Of The Romans2001050820010625

Series in which Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of the Roman Empire. In this programme, she visits the city of Rome.

0202The Colosseum2001051520010626

Series in which Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of the Roman Empire. In this programme, she visits the Colosseum, where ships fought mock-naval battles, gladiators fought wild animals and each other, and - if you believe Pliny the Younger - elephants walked tightropes.

0203A Roman Dinner Party2001062920010626

Series in which Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of the Roman Empire.

In this programme, she takes a tour around a villa in Pompeii and eavesdrops on a Roman dinner party.

0203The Baths2001052220010626

Series in which Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of the Roman Empire. In this programme, she visits the Roman baths in Pompeii, where you could bathe, shop, get drunk and have your armpits plucked.

0203The Eruption Of Mount Vesuvius.2001070620010626

Series in which Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of the Roman Empire. In this programme, she conjures up the sights and sounds of the biggest natural disaster of the ancient world - the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

0301A Whole Lot Of Shouting Going On2003021120030216

Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of 19th-century London.

0301A Whole Lot Of Shouting Going On2003092220030216

Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of 19th-century London.

0302O Let Us Love Our Occupations2003021820030223

Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of 19th-century London.

2: O Let us Love our Occupations.

The noises of the Dickensian workplace.

0302O Let Us Love Our Occupations2003092320030223

Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of 19th-century London, discovering and recreating the sounds of the Dickensian workplace - including a fish auction at Billingsgate, the musical butchers and the scratching of a quill pen in Scrooge's Counting House.

0303The Sweet Sounds Of Home2003022520030302

Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of 19th-century London. 3: The Sweet Sounds of Home. The noises of a Victorian parlour.

0303The Sweet Sounds Of Home2003092420030302

The Home was revered during Victorian times. But what was it really like inside the domestic idyll? Fiona Shaw puts her ear to the keyhole of a Victorian parlour.

0304Down By The Docks2003030420030309

Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of 19th-century London. 4: Down by the Docks. Life beside the River Thames.

0304Down By The Docks2003092520030309

Life beside the River Thames.

Fiona Shaw journeys into the past to recreate the sounds of 19th-century London.

0305A Whirl Of Entertainments2003031120030316

Fiona Shaw recreates the sounds of a trip down to Astley's Amphitheatre, where the show was a mix of circus and pantomime.

0305 LASTA Whirl Of Entertainments2003092620030316

Fiona Shaw eavesdrops on a night out in Dickens' London, including a performance at Astley's Amphitheatre, where the show was part circus, part pantomime and part theatre-on-horseback, and the horses often shared equal billing with the actors.