Making Space

drama-documentaries looking at the influence of specific rooms and gardens on the creation of works of literature and music.


0101The Beast At The Bottom Of The Sea19990329

Roger Nichols discusses Claude Debussy's 1915 holiday at Mon Coin, the cottage where he wrote the Twelve Etudes for piano.

Illness and the war are conspiring to silence his muse, but he becomes inspired by the sea.

Clive Francis.

0102Send My Roots Rain19990330

Three 2: `Send My Roots Rain'. Derek Jacobi stars as Gerard Manley Hopkins in a dramatisation of his final Jesuit retreat to Tullabeg in IRELAND in 1889. Commentary by Norman White.

0103 LASTThe Red Room19990331

Glyn Hughes explains how in 1846, Charlotte Bronte accompanied her father, the Rev Patrick Bronte, to MANCHESTER where he was to undergo a cataract operation. They stayed in a room in a boarding house, where in virtual darkness, Charlotte wrote the bulk of her masterpiece `Jane Eyre'.

0201Earth Song20020325

by Nicholas Mcinerny. Dr Donald Mitchell analyses Gustav Mahler's great song cycle, created the summer after his elder daughter died.

0202The Language Of Flowers20020326

by Tim Jackson. Dr Chris Mouncey examines 18th-century religious poet Christopher Smart's `Jubilate Agno'.

0203 LASTThe End Of Time20020327

by Nicholas Mcinerny. How, in a WWII prison camp bathroom, Olivier Messiaen managed to compose `The Quartet for the End of Time'.