Here are Nigel Anthony's credits from the Third Programme, Network Three & Radio 3, 1958-2008.
UNMAN, WITTERING AND ZIGO
Third Programme, 23 November 1958 17.30, 16 December 1958 21.20, 8 March 1961 20.45, 21 December 1962 20.00
A new play for broadcasting by Giles Cooper. Production by Donald McWhinnie.
UNMAN, a tiresome boy: Nigel Anthony
Third Programme, 30 December 1959 20.00, 17 January 1960 17.00, 10 June 1960 20.00
by Henrik Ibsen. English version by Norman Ginsbury. Produced by Donald McWhinnie.
A THIEF: Nigel Anthony
BRITISH DRAMA 1600-1642: THE CHANGELING
Third Programme, 6 April 1960 20.25, 24 April 1960 18.05, 9 October 1960 18.05
Edited for radio and produced by Raymond Raikes. Music by Christopher Whelen. The Scene: Alicant, a Valencian seaport. The principal source of The Changeling is John Reynolds's The Triumphs of God's Revenge against ... Murther (1621), and sections from this book will be read by DAVID BIRD before each of the five acts.
Alonzo De PIRACQUO, his brother, a suitor to Beatrice: Nigel Anthony
Third Programme, 14 June 1960 20.40, 30 November 1960 20.00, 22 December 1961 20.00
by William Wycherley Music by Solomon Eccles adapted and arranged by Lionel Salter. THE SCENE: London, 1675. Produced by Charles Lefeaux.
Boy: Nigel Anthony
THE DANGER ZONE
Third Programme, 15 February 1961 20.45, 4 March 1961 18.35, 24 September 1961 21.10
An Elemental Drama by MURIEL SPARK. The older generation think the Valley they live in is Wales, just as it always was, but their slit-eyed children think otherwise and traffic with the dangerous folk across the mountain. Produced by CHRISTOPHER HOLME.
Mark Farmer: Nigel Anthony
ST. JOAN OF THE STOCKYARDS
Third Programme, 21 March 1961 20.25, 9 April 1961 19.50, 11 September 1961 20.00
by BERTOLT BRECHT. English version by Charlotte Lloyd and A. L. Lloyd. The play edited for radio and produced by H. B. FORTUIN.
A waiter: Nigel Anthony
Third Programme, 21 April 1961 21.25, 7 May 1961 18.40, 3 March 1962 18.40
by GEORG BÜCHNER. Translated by John Holmstrom. Woyzeck, the simple batman to a pompous captain in a small garrison town in south-western Germany 130 years ago, is the ' under-dog ' hero of this unfinished play based on a murder case of the time. Edited and produced by H. B. FORTUIN
Apprentice: Nigel Anthony
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER
Third Programme, 26 April 1961 21.40, 19 May 1961 20.50, 17 June 1961 19.35
by ALAN SlLLlTOE with Barry Foster and Lloyd Lamble. Adapted for broadcasting and produced by NESTA PAIN.
Mike: Nigel Anthony
THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED
Third Programme, 7 November 1961 20.40
The story of Francis Drake 's voyage round the world, 1577-1580 told as a play for radio by FRANCIS DILLON with Nigel Anthony, Wilfred Babbage, Alan Barry, Valentine Dyall... Music arranged,composed, and conducted by Tristram Cary. Produced by FRANCIS DILLON.
THE ORESTEIAN TRILOGY of AESCHYLUS
Third Programme, 31 January 1962 20.55, 20 February 1962 21.15
A new translation by C. A. Trypanis
2: The Choephoroe, with Michael Gough, Margaret Whiting, Mary Wimbush. Production by VAL GIELGUD.
Pylades: Nigel Anthony
IN THE FLATS
Third Programme, 11 December 1962 21.05, 5 January 1963 18.40
by Arnold Hinchliffe with Jon Rollason and Norma Griffin. Produced by R. D. SMITH.
Youth: Nigel Anthony
THE INTERNATIONAL MATCH
Network Three, 29 January 1965 20.40, 14 February 1965 21.05
A radio text by Jean Thibaudeau. Translated by MICHAEL BAKEWELL. Produced by H. B. FORTUIN. IN THE INTERVAL OF THE MATCH: M. Jean Thibaudeau, the author, interviewed by JOAN BAKEWELL.
The Young Man: Nigel Anthony
Network Three, 16 May 1965 21.15, 8 June 1965 19.45
A nightmare for radio by Alan Gosling. A strange case is tried la bizarre court. Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN.
Oaf: Nigel Anthony
THE LIFE OF KAGGS
Network Three, 4 June 1965 20.55, 20 June 1965 21.45
by Arnold Hinchliffe, with John Dearth and Eva Stuart. Produced by R. D. SMITH.
Kaggs's children: Joe: Nigel Anthony
Third Programme, 2 June 1964 21.15, 22 June 1964 20.00
Network Three, 20 August 1965 21.50, 5 September 1965 21.10, 3 February 1966 19.30
An old man, an old house, and an old tale of violence, with Cyril Cusack as the Old Man, Nigel Anthony as the Boy, with an introduction by R. D. SMITH.
THE KING'S THRESHOLD
Network Three, 16 September 1965 21.00, 3 October 1965 21.00, 29 March 1966 19.30
by W. B. Yeats with Anthony Jacobs and Derek Birch. Produced by R. D. SMITH.
Arias: Nigel Anthony
THE LESSON OF THE MASTER
Network Three, 4 March 1966 21.00, 22 March 1966 19.30
by Henry James. Adapted by MARY HOPE ALLEN with Robert Harris and Daniel Massey. Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL. The action takes place at Summer-soft. Lord Watermouth's country seat. and later in London, at the turn of the century. Art and Marriage — are they compatible? Had Nature dedicated Paul Overt to intellectual rather than to personal passion?
Guest at Summersoft, Mr. Mulliner.: Nigel Anthony
Network Three, 17 May 1966 19.30
by Louis MacNeice. A new production of his dramatisation of an old Russian folk tale with Patrick Wymark. Produced by FRANCIS DILLON.
Chamberlain: Nigel Anthony
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
BBC Home Service, 4 July 1966 20.00
BBC Radio 3, 8 December 1967 20.05
BBC Radio 4 FM, 20 August 1973 19.30, 1 November 1976 19.30
A heroic comedy by Edmond Rostand, translated by BRIAN HOOKER adapted for radio and produced by JOHN POWELL with music composed and conducted by STEVE RACE. Scene: France. 17th century.
His Son: Nigel Anthony
Network Three, 24 July 1966 18.55, 18 August 1966 21.45
or What's in a Name? Based on Grimm and other versions. Written and produced by FRANCIS DILLON.
Comptroller: Nigel Anthony
THE DARK TOWER
Network Three, 11 November 1966 20.00, 1 December 1966 20.00
A parable play by Louis MacNeice with incidental music by Benjamin Britten. A new production by JOE BURROUGHS of the programme originally produced by the author on January 21. 1946 in the Home Service.
Gavin: Nigel Anthony
CLEARLY A CASE FOR AN INQUIRY
Network Three, 16 November 1966 20.40, 7 January 1967 19.30, 3 April 1967 19.30
Some arguments for and against stage censorship. Compiled and introduced by Leslie Stokes. A new version, brought up to date. of a programme entitled Good Manners, Decorum, and the Public Peace, first broadcast in the Third Programme on February 1,. 1952. Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX
Others taking part: NIGEL ANTHONY
KING HENRY THE EIGHTH
Network Three, 2 December 1966 19.30, 18 December 1966 20.20, 23 June 1967 19.50
by William Shakespeare, Adapted for radio by R. D. SMITH. Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN.
Sir Henry Guildford: Nigel Anthony
THE YALU FLOWS
Network Three, 24 January 1967 19.30, 12 February 1967 21.05, 16 July 1967 21.00
by Mirok Li. The story of a Korean Childhood. Translated and adapted for radio by HANNS HAMMELMANN. Produced by DOROTHY BAKER.
Others taking part: Nigel Anthony
ALAS, GOOD FRIDAY
Network Three, 1 February 1967 19.30, 25 February 1967 19.30
A play for radio by Ray Jenkins. In the sacred history of man on earth it is still, alas, Good Friday (IGNAZIO SILONE) An evening drama class in a chapel hall somewhere in South London. Today. Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN.
Tonto: Nigel Anthony
MRS. ADAMS MOSTLY AND MOSES
Network Three, 14 February 1967 21.45, 12 March 1967 21.00
Second play in a trilogy set in South Africa by David Lytton with Philip Bond. Falstaffian Mrs. Adams disappoints her blind admirer, or is it life in South Africa that disappoints them both? Produced by R. D. SMITH.
J, as a child: Nigel Anthony
Network Three, 7 March 1967 20.10, 30 March 1967 20.10
BBC Radio 3, 12 December 1967 20.00
by Roland Dubillard. A play for radio translated from the French by PETER MEYER with Ernest Milton and Frances Cuka. Roland Dubillard is an actor ana dramatist, the author of two successful stage plays Naive Hirondelle and La Maison d'Os. In Le Pere, which was written specially for broadcasting, he creates a convincing study of old age in a deceptively simple story leading to an unexpected climax. Produced by DAVID THOMSON
The Chauffeur: Nigel Anthony
A GROTTO FOR MISS MAYNIER
Network Three, 14 April 1967 20.30, 30 April 1967 19.00
BBC Radio 3, 26 December 1967 19.10
BBC Radio 4 FM, 6 November 1970 15.00
by F. C. Ball. Adapted by the author from his novel of the same name. A story of the strange relationship between a solitary old lady and her garden boy. Music composed and conducted by JOHN BECKETT. Produced by DAVID THOMSON
The garden boy: Nigel Anthony
THE OLD BOYS
Network Three, 25 April 1967 19.30, 14 May 1967 18.55
the novel by William Trevor adapted for radio by PAULINE SPENDER. A group of sad, elderly gentlemen are members of the same Old Boys' Association. Mr. Jaraby. obsessed by the idea that he and no one else must be the new president of the Association, campaigns desperately to this end. His wife is not encouraging. Produced by R. D. SMITH.
Jaraby a boy: Nigel Anthony
BETWEEN THE TWO OF US
Network Three, 15 June 1967 21.05, 4 July 1967 19.30
by Rhys Adrian with Alec McCowen and Anna Cropper. 'What am I supposed to do? ... If I approach you ... What will happen? ... And if I approach you.... What are you expecting? ... I might do all the wrong things ...' Produced by RONALD MASON
First boy: Nigel Anthony
Network Three, 13 July 1967 19.30, 29 July 1967 19.30
BBC Radio 3, 20 February 1968 19.30
by Tom Stoppard, with John Hurt. Clufton Bay is spanned by a huge cantilevered railway bridge which needs painting endlessly. Produced By: Charles Lefeaux.
Bob: Nigel Anthony
THE LAND OF CINNAMON
Network Three, 26 July 1967 20.50, 12 August 1967 19.30
by J. M. Cohen. An account of Gonzalo Pizarro's disastrous expedition into Amazonia, 1539/40. Produced by TERENCE TILLER.
Cieza de Leon: Nigel Anthony
THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING
Network Three, 28 July 1967 20.40, 13 August 1967 20.50
by Joyce Cary, adapted for radio by R. D. SMITH, with Errol John, Elspeth Duxbury, Patrick Barr, Kate Coleridge and John Justin. Joyce Cary wrote two versions of this his only play, which is set in West Africa, not very many years ago, in the time of colonial rule. Produced by R. D. SMITH.
Musa: Nigel Anthony
Network Three, 1 August 1967 22.25
BBC Radio 3, 4 May 1968 18.25
A play in verse by Robert Morgan. Produced by TERENCE TILLER. Robert Morgan's play describes in verse a young boy's eagerness to begin working down the mine: but against the boy's excitement is set the bitterness of older miners, and the death - in a pit-disaster — of another boy.
The boy's brother: Nigel Anthony
A TOUCH OF BRIGHTNESS
BBC Radio 3, 3 November 1967 20.05, 21 November 1967 20.05
by Partap Sharma. Adapted from his stage play by the author with Judi Dench, Mary Morris, Nigel Anthony, William Squire and Zia Mohyeddin. Music by RAVI SHANKAR. The action of the play takes place on Fortune Road. a street in Bombay, at the present time. Produced by JOHN POWELL
Pidku, his adopted son: Nigel Anthony
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING RICHARD III
BBC Radio 3, 23 November 1967 19.30, 17 December 1967 18.15
A tragedy of Sin and Retribution by William Shakespeare with Paul Daneman as Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Music composed by STEVE RACK. THE TWO FAMOUS HOUSES OF YORK AND LANCASTER. The House of York The House of Lancaster The Commons rhe action of the play lakes place in London, elsewhere in England, and once in Wales. BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins. Conducted by Marcus Dods. BBC CHORUS conducted by JAMES GADDARN. Special sound by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Technical direction, Amna Smith. Radio adaptation and production by JOHN Poweu.
The Ghost of Prince Edward, his son: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 19 March 1968 22.25
A story for two voices written for the Third Programme by ANNE BERESFORD
Catherine: Anne Beresford
Paul: Nigel Anthony
OEDIPUS THE KING
BBC Radio 3, 28 March 1968 19.30, 21 April 1968 18.00
by Sophocles in the version by W. B. YEATS. Music composed and conducted by JOHN BECKETT. Chorus: Mary O'Farrell, Alan Dudley, Anthony Jackson
Alexander John, LeRoy Lingwood, Antony Viccars, Duncan McIntyre, Ian Thompson, Nigel Anthony, Michael Harbour, Betty Hardy, Marjorie Westbury, Sian Davies, Beth Boyd. Adapted and produced by JOHN TYDEMAN.
BBC Radio 3, 31 May 1968 20.30, 16 June 1968 19.15
A play for radio by Alan Gosling. The setting: A pub, somewhere in England. Produced by JOHN GIBSON
Chazz: Nigel Anthony
NO HEAVEN FOR GUNGA DIN
Network Three, 28 May 1967 21.00, 20 June 1967 19.30
BBC Radio 3, 18 June 1968 20.10
About General Burke and his Men on the Milky Way by Ali Mirdrekvandi (Gunga Din). Adapted for broadcasting by TERENCE TILLER with Garard Green as Gunga Din, Robert Ayres as General Burke. Others taking part: Eva Haddon, Nigel Anthony, Wilfred Babbage, Richard Bebb, Arthur Bush, Denis Goacher, Douglas Hankin, Anthony Jackson, Marvin Kane, Murray Kash, Harold Kasket, Peter Marinker, Michael McClain, Ralph Truman, Gabriel Woolf. Produced by TERENCE TILLER
BBC Radio 3, 1 July 1968 22.25
by WALTER ALLEN. The poems are chosen and introduced by Walter Allen and read by NIGEL ANTHONY, HUGH DICKSON, JOHN GLEN, DENYS HAWTHORNE, DIANA OLSSON. Produced by R. D. Smith
PARTAGE DE MIDI
BBC Radio 3, 9 August 1968 19.30, 26 August 1968 19.40
by Paul Claudel. Barbara Jefford in a new translation for radio by ADAM WATSON. Produced by CHRISTOPHER HOLME
De Ciz: Nigel Anthony
WHAT DAVID'S DIARY SAID
BBC Radio 3, 27 October 1968 22.20
A story written for the Third Programme by KEITH WILLS. Read by NIGEL ANTHONY. 'David' who is now nineteen, is reading from the diary he kept as a small boy.
FROM OBLIVION TO OBSCURITY
BBC Radio 3, 2 February 1969 19.00, 25 February 1969 21.10
or How to Make Your Fortune as a Grocer. An autobiography by F. C. Ball author of A Breath of Fresh Air. Produced by DAVID THOMSON
Jack: Nigel Anthony
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD
BBC Radio 3, 28 February 1969 20.05
The play Haben by Julius Hay. Translated by PETER HAY and MARTlNA MAYNE with Frances Cuka Patience Collier and Nigel Anthony. The setting is a Hungarian village In the 1930s. Adapted for radio and produced by DAVID THOMSON
Dani: Nigel Anthony
THE ADMIRABLE BASHVILLE
BBC Radio 3, 18 July 1969 19.30, 10 August 1969 18.45, 24 March 1970 20.10
or Constancy Unrewarded by Bernard Shaw, with Margaret Wolfit, Lewis Fiander and Nigel Anthony furrowing the style—and occasionally a line-from earlier sources, the author relates, in Elizabethan blank verse, the passionate love story of a handsome young prizefighter and a beautiful heross. Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
Bashville, a footman: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 26 December 1969 20.30
Last and greatest of the Ptolemies A portrait compiled by IAN GRIMBLE, with NIGEL ANTHONY and HECTOR ROSS. Produced by CHRISTOPHER HOLME
BBC Radio 3, 20 January 1970 22.40
A new story written by EVA TUCKER. Read by NIGEL ANTHONY. 'Jonas went over to the bed and pressed down his father's dead eyelids ... saw it was such a sad and white thing lying there dead in bed, bent down and touched the forehead with his hand.'
BBC Radio 3, 26 January 1970 19.30, 3 September 1970 21.50
RONALD BRYDEN introduces a reassessment of John Whiting, the playwright, who died in 1963. In excerpts from his plays: John Neville and Ann Lynn. NIGEL ANTHONY, WILFRID CARTER GRIZELDA HERVEY. Produced by SUSANNA CAPON
STUDY ON 3: HELP YOURSELF TO ENGLISH
Series 1: BBC Radio 3, from 16 October 1970 18.30 (x10)
Series 2: BBC Radio 3, from 21 July 1971 19.00 (x11)
Ten programmes of conversational English for foreigners, presented by BARBARA MITCHELL. With NIGEL ANTHONY as David PATRICIA GALLIMORE as Pam
CAPTIAN OATE'S LEFT SOCK
BBC Radio 3, 27 November 1970 21.25, 19 February 1971 20.45
by JOHN ANTROBUS. 'We've all got to decide, can'you see that... as a group... decide the whole thing's a washout, no hope, while the doctor sits there, the silent god... no answer. What the hell's wrong with us? Why are we here?' Produced by GERRY JONES
David: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 17 January 1971 19.30, 23 May 1971 19.20
A play for radio by PHILIP CALLOW. I thought we were agreed about this. He's going this afternoon. Right? It's all arranged, so shut up about it. All this drivel about brothers, it makes me sick. I don'want to hear it. He's an imbecile, he's round our necks, he's been round our necks for years, and we're getting rid of him.' Produced by BENNETT MAXWELL
Pete: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 13 June 1971 19.35, 12 September 1971 19.30
by GEORG BUCHNER newly translated from the German by VICTOR PRICE with John Hurt as Woyzeck and Sheila Allen as Marie Georg Buchner (1813-1837) is now being recognised as one of the finest dramatists of the 19th century. His unfinished play Woyzeck was one of the first attempts to write a tragedy about a man who is not a hero but a victim of society. Produced by MARTIN ESSLIN
First Apprentice: Nigel Anthony
EL CIMARRON (The Runaway Slave)
BBC Radio 3, 19 July 1971 13.50, 18 August 1978 14.00
Recital for four musicians by HANS WERNER HENZE. Based on Bioyraffa de un Cimarron by ESTEBAN MONTEJO, adapted and translated into German bv
HANS MAGNUS ENZENSBERGER. English translations read by NIGEL ANTHONY
THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
BBC Radio 3, 25 July 1971 18.50, 5 December 1971 18.35
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. The first stereo production of this play with Joss Ackland as Macbeth Googie Withers as Lady Macbeth Robert Hardy as Macduff. Music by STEPHEN DODGSON conducted by RAE JENKINS. Written in 1606. and first printed in the Folio of 1623, it is one of the shortest of Shakespeare's plays. This enables us to broadcast a nearly complete text. omitting only the two Hecat scenes (probably written by Middleton). and including what may well be the missing scene: it occurs in a 1664 Restoration adaptation of Macbeth by Shakespeare's ' god-son ' Sir William Davenant who based it on a playhouse prompt-copy different from that reproduced in the Folio of 1623. Arranged for stereo and produced by RAYMOND RAIKES.
Young Seyward: Nigel Anthony
HOUSE AND HOME
BBC Radio 3, 29 October 1971 20.40, 20 February 1972 20.05
A play of voices by JORGEN BECKER. Translated and produced by CHRISTOPHER HOLME. A city, the modern world's most characteristic object, is planted, grows and dies with such rapidity that its people often seem to be mere commentators. with NIGEL ANTHONY, BETTY BASKCOMB, DOUGLAS BLACKWELL, CECILE CHEVREAU, FRANK DUNCAN, PATRICIA ENGLAND, SHEILA GRANT, DENYS HAWTHORNE, MICHAEL KILGARRIFF, MIRIAM MARGOLYES.
THE TWO FIRST NIGHTS OF THE SEAGULL
BBC Radio 3, 19 November 1971 21.00
recalled by L. W. BAILEY. After the first, disastrous first night, Chekhov said, ' Never again will I write plays or have them staged.' His future was decided on the second first night. Producer R. D. SMITH.
Levitan, artist,: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 12 December 1971 19.00, 9 July 1972 18.50, 14 December 1978 19.30 (World Theatre)
by HENRIK IBSEN translated from the Norwegian by MICHAEL MEYER with Brian Cox as Brand, Anna Calder-Marshall as Agnes. How far should a man pursue his beliefs? Brand, in his search for God. has always demanded all or nothing' from himself and those around him-hut where does one stop? With the death of loved ones? With personal humiliation? Or will one be finally forced to abandon those beliefs? The play is set among the fjords and mountains of Norway in the late 19th century. Producer MARTIN JENKINS.
Guide's son: Nigel Anthony
BALLAD WITH WOMWN AND SNAIL CHILDREN
BBC Radio 3, 28 January 1972 21.35, 26 May 1972 21.30
A radio play by TITEL CONSTANTINESCU, translated from the Romanian by R. D. SMITH with Nan Marriott-Watson, Marjorie Westbury, Peter Howell, Lynn Carson and Deborah Anthony. This was a Romanian entry for the Italia Prize Folk and Fairy Tale characters. Producer R. D. SMITH.
Snail: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 30 January 1972 20.00, 14 May 1972 19.50
A comedy for radio by MICHAEL KITTERMASTER. I can assure you that there are some very intensive operations taking place within this complex. If that were not so, it would hardly be necessary to maintain a security post on the premises... Producer RICHARD IMISON.
Spicer: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 29 October 1972 19.30, 3 June 1973 19.35
by GUNTER GRASS. A play for radio from RALPH MANHEIM'S English version of the novel and from the German of Grass's play, Davor. Adapted and produced by CHRISTOPHER HOLME.
Doc The Dentist, known: Nigel Anthony
THE SHORT CAMPAIGN OF R.Q.M.S. BROWN
BBC Radio 3, 7 November 1972 21.20, 14 January 1974 21.45
Written and devised by KEITH DARVILL with Freddie Jones as Jack Brown. At the outbreak of the second World War Jack Brown , a solicitor's clerk in Yorkshire, was with a Territorial battalion in Dewsbury. On call-up, his company, raw and relatively untrained, was sent to serve in France. He spent approximately eight weeks overseas and during that period he kept a diary - now in the Imperial War Museum. In it he recorded that side of the war which was very different from the one presented by the newsreaders, the politicians and the propagandists on the Home Front. With the voices of: DENIS MCCARTHY, HENRY STAMPER, DAVID BRIERLEY, NIGEL ANTHONY, BETTY BASKCOMB, WILLIAM EEDLE, RONALD HKRDMAN, ROLF LEFEBVRE. Producer MAURICE LEITCH.
BBC Radio 3, 24 December 1972 19.00, 1 April 1973 21.15
by AUGUST STRINDBERG translated by MICHAEL MEYER. This British premiere is produced by MARTIN JENKINS with Alan Dobie, Lee Montague, Clive Morton, Kate Binchy. Erik is King of Sweden. A mentally unstable man, he has become involved in a bitter, jealous feud with the Swedish nobility, who resent his employment of commoners in key government positions and his choice of a peasant girl as a mistress. The action of the play takes place in and around Stockholm and Uppsala in the years 1566 and 1568.
Nils Sture, his son: Nigel Anthony
HENRY IV, PART 2
BBC Radio 3, 25 March 1973 17.55, 15 July 1973 17.50
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE with Leo McKern, Elizabeth Spriggs, Peter Jeffrey, John Rowe, Clifford Rose, Patricia Routledge, Allan Cuthbertson. The action of the play takes place in England. Producer MARTIN JENKINS. A setting of a Marian hymn, followed by a setting of the Agnus Dei, written specially by DAVID CAIN and sung by MARTYN
Prince Humphrey of Gloucester: Nigel Anthony
Lord Chief Justice's servant: Nigel Anthony
Francis Feeble: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA NOW: AUDUN AND THE POLAR BEAR
BBC Radio 3, 17 July 1973 21.30, 5 December 1973 22.10
A new play for radio by PAAVO HAAVIKKO. Translated from the Finnish by DYMPNA CONNOLLY. Music by LIONEL SALTER. A folk tale from the world of Icelandic sagas about the ups and downs of human fortune and the strange ways of human destiny. Producer MARTIN ESSLIN.
Audun a young man said to be lucky: Nigel Anthony
CONVERSATIONS WITH BRECHT
BBC Radio 3, 30 July 1973 20.20
The conversations between Bertolt Brecht and the great German critic Walter Benjamin were published recently in this country. They reveal a great deal about Brecht's attitude to politics and art. Translated from the German by ANNA BOSTOK. Compiled and narrated by MARTIN ESSLIN. Read by NIGEL ANTHONY, BONNIE HURREN, JOHN FORREST.
BBC Radio 3, 8 September 1973 21.55, 2 May 1974 21.25
A quarterly drama series designed specially for listeners to transmissions in stereophony. An audacle for radio by JOHN ANTHONY WEST with music composed and conducted by GERAINT HUGHES. Today is the centenary of the birth of the French writer Alfred Jarry , who was known not only as an author, pataphysician and creator of Pere Ubu. but also for his outrageous and eccentric behaviour. This programme is a celebration of his life and work and contains fragments of a play, Ubu en triomphe, which he did not write - but possibly might have written. with and Other parts played by NIGEL ANTHONY, PETER BARTLETT, NIGEL GRAHAM, JOHN HOLLIS, BETTY HUNTLEY-WRIGHT. Producer JOHN TYDEMAN.
A MIND OF UNIVERSAL SYMPATHY
BBC Radio 3, 11 September 1973 22.15, 23 February 1974 18.50, 30 March 1978 22.00
Organic life beneath the shoreless waves; Was born, and nurs'd in Ocean's pearly caves; First forms minute, unseen by spheric glass; Move on the mud, or pierce the watery mass. A radio portrait of Dr Erasmus Darwin by DESMOND KING-HELE. Narrated by NIGEL ANTHONY, with Freddie Jones as Erasmus Darwin. Writing 50 years before his grandson's Origin of Species, Erasmus Darwin 's ideas on evolution were both more radical than Charles Darwin 's and closer to modern belief. Also a pioneer in meteorology, medicine and industrial technology and once a highly rated poet, he is today virtually forgotten by historians of science. Producer JOHN SCOTNEY.
NO GOLDEN JOURNEY
BBC Radio 3, 23 September 1973 15.30, 23 January 1975 22.10
A study of James Elroy Flecker 1884-1915 written and introduced by PATRIC DICKINSON, with the voices of HILDA SCHRODER, HAYDN JONES, NIGEL ANTHONY, JAMES THOMASON and DENYS HAWTHORNE. Producer HALLAM TENNYSON.
BBC Radio 3, 30 October 1973 22.40 (during Orchestral Concert)
NIGEL ANTHONY reads Yevgeni Yevtushenko 's famous poem in an English translation by NICHOLAS BETHELL. Babi Yar is a ravine on the outskirts of Kiev where a massacre of Jews took place in 1941. Shostakovich dedicated his 13th Symphony to Babi Yar, and the poem is sung in Russian during it.
NOT TO DISTURB
BBC Radio 3, 11 November 1973 19.30
A play for radio from the novel by MURIEL SPARK with Michael Hordern as Lister the butler. Script and production by CHRISTOPHER HOLME. The wages of sin are death and cash for the servants ... When Baron and Baroness Klopstock and Victor, their secretary, die in a suicide pact, Lister the butler leads the servants to capitalise on the deaths.
Samuel: Nigel Anthony
THE DARK TOWER (REMAKE)
BBC Radio 3, 25 November 1973 21.40, 23 February 1974 18.50
The radio classic by LOUIS MACNEICE with music specially composed by BENJAMIN BRITTEN adapted for stereo by R. D. SMITH, with Denys Hawthorne as Roland. The story is of a Quest, a dedicated adventure: Hold that note at the end.' Producer R. D. SMITH.
Tout: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 9 July 1974 22.00, 17 August 1975 18.15
A dramatic poem by JON SlLKIN. Read by Nigel Anthony, Miriam Margolyes and John Rowe. 'There is no language some say, that could speak of this. And some no language that should speak.' Finn and Kye await the birth of their first child with joy. But he is born without recognisable intelligence and dies while still a baby. Under unbearable strain their marriage starts to crack Stein, a Buchenwald survivor, tells them how he has seen humanity triumph even there. In describing it, he liberates himself from the past. Producer JOHN SCOTNEY
DRAMA NOW: LORD NELSON LIVES IN LIVERPOOL
BBC Radio 3, 14 July 1974 20.00, 18 March 1975 21.15
by PHILLIP MARTIN with Kennard. an adolescent Liverpool boy who is half West Indian, is accused, while away on holiday, of intent to cause makicious wounding on a Liverpool 8 gang leader, Ronald Francombe. He is sentenced to five strokes of the birch. Kennard romantically draws strength for his ordeal from his great hero Lord Nelson, but believes the sentence totally unjust. As a result, violence can only breed violence. Producer RICHARD WORTLET.
Franno: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA NOW: ELLEN CASSIDY
BBC Radio 3, 22 September 1974 19.20, 17 June 1975 22.00
A play for radio by BILL MORRISON. 'I knew a girl once. I'll tell you the story sometime. How I got out naked one step ahead of the husband. You'd laugh ... nobody could satisfy her. Irish.' Her name is Ellen Cassidy and she lives all alone. With Kate Binchy as Ellen Cassidy, Allan McClelland as Gorman, Nigel Anthony as Chris and Stephen Rea as Brian. Producer JOHN TYDEMAN
DRAMA NOW: THE BELL JAR
BBC Radio 3, 29 December 1974 19.45, 1 February 1976 18.10
SYLVIA PLATH 'S autobiographical novel dramatised for radio by JEHANE MARKHAM with Angela Pleasence as Esther. A bad dream. To the person in the bell Jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is the bad dream. Producer JANE GRAHAM
Lenny: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA NOW: THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
BBC Radio 3, 11 February 1975 21.25, 30 September 1975 21.30, 21 November 1993 19.30 (in Sunday Play's POLSKA! season)
by Slawomir Mrozek, one of this century's outstanding Polish dramatists. In this compelling and bizarre play, Mrozek suggests that. "Killing is an art for all, an art for the masses. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Director Martin Jenkins
Violinist: Nigel Anthony
THE COOKHAM RESURRECTION
BBC Radio 3, 11 May 1975 19.25, 22 February 1976 19.15, 30 June 1991 19.30 (Sunday Play)
A kaleidoscopic impression of the life, thought and works of the painter Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), freely based on the biography of Maurice Collis. Written by Peter Everett. Director Richard Wortley.
Man: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA NOW: OSCAR X
BBC Radio 3, 28 September 1975 19.35, 1 June 1976 21.30
Nigel Anthony as Oscar Lee Montague as Inspector Jympson in Oscar X by TUDOR GATES. 'What's yer name, they said, as though they didn't believe me. Like it's written, I said: Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty N'Gogo. The N'Gogo was all right; they're used enough to that kind of name on the Council; but the other - they thought I was having them on. - Can I help it, I said. if me father was shipwrecked off the Irish coast?' Produced and directed by DAVID SPENSER.
BBC Radio 3, 6 March 1976 22.50
A play for radio by JOE RICHARDS, with Jennifer Piercey as Anne and Nigel Anthony as Hugh. Producer JOHN MADDEN .
DRAMA NOW: THE VET'S DAUGHTER
BBC Radio 3, 4 April 1976 19.25
by BARBARA COMYNS, dramatised for radio by SHIRLEY GEE. Alice Rowlands pretended to be able to levitate herself and the accidents occurred when a crowd watching a performance of the trick got out of control. Produced and directed by DAVID SPENSER.
Henry Peebles: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA NOW: SEND-UP
BBC Radio 3, 17 August 1976 21.40, 24 May 1977 21.10
A new play for radio by ELIZABETH TROOP with Nigel Anthony and Irene Sutcliffe. England - some years In the future - the power structure has changed - people's emotional responses are regulated -life has become highly organised - but there are still seeds of rebellion. The play takes a light-hearted look at some of the horrors of the future, as well as some of the weaknesses of present-day society. Produced and directed by MARTIN JENKINS.
Humphrey, narrator, private-eye.: Cop: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA NOW: MONK
BBC Radio 3, 21 October 1976 21.50, 10 March 1978 21.30
by JOHN KIRKMORRIS with Nigel Anthony as Sims 'The feller tried a little smile but it wouldn't come. That sums up Angell for me. Mr Fixit. Everybody's Best Enemy. Pimp. It was him who started this Monk business. It began as a joke. About five years ago my barnet was falling out in handfuls.' A rock guitarist turns on his tape recorder to catch some thoughts about his rise and fall. Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY,
BBC Radio 3, 21 December 1976 21.30
An anthology of new poetry, prose, songs and reminiscences about living in London. Edited by TONY SIMMONS. Readers NIGEL ANTHONY, ELIZABETH PROUD and TED KELSEY. Producer JOHN SCOTNEY.
BBC Radio 4 FM, 18 April 1977 20.00 (The Monday Play)
BBC Radio 3, 12 June 1977 19.30
by HAROLD PINTER. A professor in an American university introduces his wife to his father, uncle and two brothers living in the family home in North London. A major success in London and New York, this play is the choice of Nigel Anthony, winner of the 1976 Imperial Tobacco Radio Actors Award. Directed by GUY VAESEN
Lenny: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA NOW: THAT OCEANIC FEELING
BBC Radio 3, 28 July 1977 21.20, 6 April 1978 20.50
A new play for radio by JOHN GEORGE with Nigel Anthony and Gwen Watford. Is Gethin at the crossroads of his life or has he already reached the end of the final road? He has tried so many things, gone so many ways, but all he wants now is to be with Mam, to feel her hugs and her warmth. Directed by GERRY JONES.
Gethin: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 31 July 1977 19.30, 12 March 1978 19.30 (Drama Now)
by SLAWOMIR MROZEK, translated by TERESA WRONA AND MACIEJ WRONA. With ROBERT HOLMAN. Two East Europeans - one an immigrant worker and the other an ' intellectual' - with diametrically opposed backgrounds and opinions, live together in a basement flat in a West European city. What keeps them together and why do they never return home? Directed by MARTIN JENKINS.
XX: Nigel Anthony
THE PROPHET OF ALBION
BBC Radio 3, 31 August 1977 22.10
Kathleen Raine, the poet and critic, introduces a study of Blake as a visionary, with Nigel Anthony as William Blake. Producer HALLAM TENNYSON
DRAMA NOW: PYTHAGORAS
BBC Radio 3, 5 March 1978 19.40, 8 March 1979 19.30
by DANNIE ABSE. The play takes place in 'The Cedars'. a mental hospital. A former stage illusionist is convinced that he is Pythagoras reincarnated and can manipulate illusion and reality. Clearly he is insane. Isn't he? Directed by MICHAEL ROLFE, BBC Birmingham.
Ken Kennedy: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA NOW: TELL IT THE WAY IT IS
BBC Radio 3, 4 May 1978 21.15, 21 December 1978 19.30
by RANALD SUMMERFIELD, with Michael Gough, Nigel Anthony, Amanda Murray. 'I knew her. knew her well, better than anyone. Perhaps you wouldn't understand how well. You might: perhaps you've felt these things yourself for a woman.' Directed by MICHAEL HEFFERNAN.
Arthur in his 20s: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA NOW: THE FLOWER OF IMMORTALITY
BBC Radio 3, 8 October 1978 19.50
by MARGARET ROSE. With Nigel Anthony as Gilgamesh and Stephen Rea as Enkidu Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, rules for seven years before he has to marry the Goddess Inanna and go to his death. The young man goes on a search for a Flower of Immortality and takes with him on his journey his twin self Enkidu. This. one of the oldest myths known, pre-dates the stories of the Illiad by 1500 years. The place is Sumeria. Directed by LIANE AUKIN
A MONTH WITH AMERICA
BBC Radio 3, 12 October 1978 20.55, 7 January 1979 22.10
From the account of a very young Englishman's flirtation with a nation. Written by JOHN STEVENSON Read by Nigel Anthony.
(*These readings, though from the same work, appear spread over a year - only the first two appear to be the same.)
BBC Radio 3, 26 December 1978 19.00, 9 June 1979 22.30
The Macaroon of Macaroon, the Laird o' Kilcockrobbin. Lord Rummie, the Kyle of the Kyles. the Bannoch of Rannoch, Dame Whetwhistle, the Minch and Auld Ben Buttoch fra Drumshaddie are just some of the big names that will not he appearing in Beach-comber, selected by JOHN WELLS and RICHARD INGRAMS from the immortal works of J. B. Morton and recorded at the Boeotian Hall by arrangement with Charlie Suet and the Huge Four Year Investment Programme BUT The Filthistan Trio. Mr Honeyweathcr Goose-boot. Mr Justice Cockle-carrot, a BBC man. and Mrs Vumper will be in attendance. Also in court: NIGEL ANTHONY, MARGOT BOYD , JOHN BULL, LOLLY COCKERELL, RICHARD INGRAMS. ROLAND MACLEOD, PIERS MAXIM, PETER PRATT. KEITH SMITH, JOHN WELLS and MANNING WILSON, the music of CARL DAVIS, the voice of ROBIN HOLMES and production efforts by PIERS PLOWRIGHTT (PRODNOSE: Who?) (The Filthistan Trio appear by kind permission of the Hotel Supcrbe and Burlington Tortoise Farms Ltd) Thank you (PRODNOSE: What for:)
DRAMA NOW: THE PRESIDENT AND THE ANGEL
BBC Radio 3, 7 January 1979 20.15
BBC Radio 4 FM, 18 July 1979 15.05 (Afternoon Theatre)
by IVAN KLIMA translated and adapted by VERA BLACKWELL with Richard Pasco as the President and the Angel. Being the President of a Republic is a difficult enough job at the best of times, but when you also have an Angel in your wardrobe who insists on giving you good advice, then life becomes even more complicated. Directed by MICHAEL BARTLETT.
Leon: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 7 June 1979 19.30, 19 July 1979 19.30, 8 June 1990 19.30 (Friday Play)
by HOWARD BRENTON, adapted for radio by the author from his stage play. A teeming, Breughel-like composition set on Derby Day in Silver Jubilee year, June 1977. Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY.
Sandy: Nigel Anthony
CONVERSATIONS IN NEW ORLEANS
BBC Radio 3, 10 September 1979 21.55
Nigel Anthony reads from A Month with America by JOHN STEVENSON. Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT.
INCIDENT BETWEEN 14TH AND 72ND STREET
BBC Radio 3, 15 September 1979 20.30
Nigel Anthony reads from A Month with America by JOHN STEVENSON.
THE DEVIL'S JIG
BBC Radio 3, 9 March 1980 19.30, 26 June 1983 19.40
An exploration in words and music 'of the devilish themes in Thomas Mann 's novel Doctor Faustus by Robert Nye and Humphrey Searle.
Leverkuhn: Nigel Anthony
THE IMAGE OF GOD
BBC Radio 3, from 20 March 1980 20.00, from 21 December 1980 21.00 (3-part)
BBC Radio 4 FM, from 11 March 1988 15.00 (5-part re-edit)
by DAVID BUCK A three-part version of the English Mystery plays. Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
Pikeharness: Nigel Anthony
Second Roman soldier/John the Baptist: Nigel Anthony
THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
BBC Radio 3, 1 June 1980 20.00, 26 February 1981 19.30
by BERTOLT BRECHT, translated by ERIC BENTLEY. At the end of the last war. in order to help two Russian villages reach agreement over a disputed valley, a famous folk singer and his company of actors give a public performance of the legendary story of The Circle of Chalk in which two women, each with a justifiable claim to be the mother of a young child, are put to an extraordinary test by a drunken judge. Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
The Play: Jussup/Shauwa/Musician: Nigel Anthony
WAS IT HER?
BBC Radio 3, 17 August 1980 19.00
by DAVID HALLIWELL, with Nigel Anthony as Adrian Hazelgrove, ex-employee of Nickerson Byng Associates, is on his way to an interview for a new job when he turns down into Cleveland Street and, for a moment, thinks he has seen his old girl-friend, Marcia. On second thoughts, he's not sure, but on the other hand, it could have been her; it certainly looked like her. Was it her? A quest begins which changes his life. Directed by LIANE AUKIN
MY LIFE'S THE LEAST OF IT
BBC Radio 3, 25 February 1981 22.00
A portrait of the writer William Gerhardie (1895-1977). Olivia Manning once wrote of Gerhardie: he is our Gogol's overcoat, we all came out of him. Yet when he died he was largely forgotten. And still is. John Stevenson investigates the case of the disappearing novelist. Readings from Gerhardie's work by Malcolm Hayes and Nigel Anthony. Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT.
BBC Radio 3, 31 March 1981 20.35
A short story by DAVE MORRIS. Read by Nigel Anthony. Directed by KAY PATRICK.
THE BATTLE OF MALDON
BBC Radio 3, 23 November 1981 22.05, 18 March 1982 22.05
by MENZIES MCKILLOP with Nigel Anthony as Byrhtnoth. A dramatisation and elaboration of the poem and its themes which makes for a prize-winning programme... Directed by STEWART CONN, BBC Scotland
PURCELL AT THE PLAYHOUSE
BBC Radio 3, from 21 December 1981 18.05, from 24 May 1982 19.00 (x4)
The first of four programmes in which Roger Savage explores Purcell's involvement with the principal London theatres at Drury Lane and Dorset Garden during the last five years of his life, from 1690 to 1695. With Anna Barry, Nigel Anthony and Clive Swift. Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD.
DOWN AMONG THE UMALOGAS
BBC Radio 3, 9 May 1982 20.00, 21 November 1982 21.25
or Raymond's Dream by STEVE MAY. An hallucinatory comedy set in a timeless Africa. Directed by BRIAN MILLER, BBC Bristol.
Rastus: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 4 July 1982 20.00
by JAMES ROBSON. The play is apparently set in an amusement arcade with the full quota of one-armed bandits
Pinball machines and ramshackle ghost train. Slowly it becomes clear that this is unique amusement - an amusement arcade with a big difference. Directed by CAROLINE SMITH, BBC Manchester.
Secondchild/Teacher: Nigel Anthony
NOTHING TO DECLARE
BBC Radio 3, 25 July 1982 21.05, 30 December 1982 19.45
by JAMES SAUNDERS. A successful writer compiling material for a radio programme records his thoughts and conversations on a tape recorder disguised as a pen. The new ' toy bears witness to a disturbing encounter with Tim, the son of the writer's common law wife, who stages a dramatic attempt to move the world's conscience against nuclear war. Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY.
Tim: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 30 January 1983 10.30, 1 February 1983 14.00
To make people weep - that's everything! A portrait of Giacomo Puccini, compiled from his letters Written and presented by Michael Oliver with Kenneth Cranham as the composer Anna Barry as his wife, Elvira and Nigel Anthony. Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD.
THE MARVELLOUS GIRL
BBC Radio 3, 21 February 1983 19.00, 29 July 1983 19.00
by V. S. PRITCHETT. Read by Nigel Anthony. Producer John THEOCHARIS
A SMALL APOCALYPSE
BBC Radio 3, 13 March 1983 19.25
by TADEUS KONWICKI adapted for radio and translated by JANINA DAVID. Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
Tadzio: Nigel Anthony
FOLKERAADET (PEOPLE'S COUNCIL)
BBC Radio 3, 20 October 1983 19.30, 16 December 1984 19.30
A political satire by GUNNAR HEIBERG translated from the Norwegian by IAN RODGER music specially composed by FREDERICK DELIUS with and The people are threatened by Invasion from a neighbouring country and. exasperated by their vacillating, self-seeking leaders, send them to lead the troops into battle. The music echoes the satire and Delius' use of the Norwegian National Anthem provoked riots in the Christiana Theatre at its first production in 1897 - leading to a pistol shot being fired. Ibsen was amused! Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON
The Poet: Nigel Anthony
THIS UNFATHOMABLE FEVER
BBC Radio 3, 27 December 1983 19.45, 27 March 1984 19.00
An account of the life and writing of Thomas Lovell Beddoes by IAN GRIMBLE. 'His life began with brilliant promise: he grew up surrounded by admiration and affection. But none of this could compensate him for the burden of a personal secret that he guarded all hia life. The nature of this secret is an esential key to the understanding of his poetry.' With Nigel Anthony aa Beddoes. Producer FRASER STEEL, BBC Manchester.
NO-ONE IS EVIL AND NO-ONE IS GOOD
BBC Radio 3, 22 April 1984 20.30, 16 January 1985 22.15
An experiment in science fiction by RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER translated by ANTHONY VIVIS. Can the moment before the holocaust be a time for hope? In a time when sight, smell and love are only dimly remembered, Petrov and Elvira await the end of the world. Narrator ALAN DUDLEY. Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER.
Petrov: Nigel Anthony
A WOMAN KILLED WITH KINDNESS
BBC Radio 3, 6 January 1985 19.30, 15 January 1986 19.30
by THOMAS HEYWOOD adapted by PENNY GOLD. One of the greatest Elizabethan Domestic Tragedies, the play was written circa 1603. 'How happy Frankford amongst other men': he is a gentleman blessed with money, education and, above all, a 'fair, chaste and loving wife'. Yet such happiness proves vulnerable when he takes into his house an impecunious but seemingly deserving young man, Master Wendoll. Directed by PENNY GOLD.
Sir Charles Mountford: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 23 January 1985 19.00, 1 July 1986 19.30
A play for radio by GUY MEREDITH based on the novel by ANTHONY BURGESS with Nineteen Eighty-four may have got it all wrong, but 1985 - what will that be like? A general strike? A civil war? What hope for a schoolteacher like Bev Jones ? He ignores the union's syllabus, and refuses to go on strike. He has only himself to blame for the bizarre consequences. Directed by MICHAEL HEFFERNAN.
Bev: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 25 April 1985 21.40, 15 February 1986 22.00
by CAROL RUMENS. Read by Nigel Anthony. 'They should have known I wasn't so small I couldn't dream big.' Producer ALFRED BRADLEY, BBC Manchester.
BBC Radio 3, 23 June 1985 19.15, 13 October 1989 21.15 (The Friday Play)
The first of four plays by JEAN ANOUILH (born 23 June 1910) Translated and adapted by BARBARA BRAY with and Written in 1942, when Vichy was the capital of a German-occupied France torn between collaboration under Petain and resistance led by de Gaulle Anouilh's play turned
Sophocles' tragedy of absolutes into a tragedy of the absurd, where individuals possess neither faith nor hope. Directed by RONALD MASON.
Jonas: Nigel Anthony
THE DAY OF RECKONING
BBC Radio 3, 3 July 1985 20.00, 26 January 1986 19.00
(The British Empire: Part 3) An epic play by JOHN spurung with and Omdurman 1899-Vereeniging 1902. The British Empire has no single hero, but a succession of semi-heroes, semi-villains, whose intentions and actions echo and contrast with one another through half a century. Courage and treachery, efficiency and ineptitude, philanthropy and inhumanity are its themes. These people lived and these things happened; they are part of a panoramic drama. Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY.
G W Steevens: Nigel Anthony
THE COMPOSER'S VOICE: PART 4: SELF-ADVERTISEMENT
BBC Radio 3, 31 October 1985 20.35, 10 January 1987 13.55
Six programmes adapted by Mike Steer from autobiographical writings of 20th-century composers. With Nigel Anthony as Rutland Boughton. By 1909 the 31-year-old Boughton had enjoyed only a limited success. He felt constrained by the musical world, and in his frustration he printed privately a pamphlet in which, with disarming straightforwardness and self-deflating humour, he pleaded for the right of the composer to be heard. Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS.
BBC Radio 3, 21 July 1987 21.50
by LESLEY BRUCE. When recently widowed Diana Ferris returns to her little terraced house, she finds the doors bolted against her.
The combined forces of the constabulary, the legal Profession and the fourth estate - with some melodious singing from an assorted group of sympathetic neighbours - ensure that her problems are resolved on a harmonious note. Directed by MARILYN IMRIE, BBC Scotland.
Window cleaner: Nigel Anthony
THE ANGELS THEY GROW LONELY
BBC Radio 4 FM, 5 March 1983 14.05 (Thirty-Minute Theatre)
BBC Radio 3, 3 September 1987 11.30
by GERRY JONES. This play won the Giles Cooper Award as one of the five outstanding new radio plays of 1983. with Nigel Anthony
Jim Norton and Robert Lang. 'Geoffrey Johnson stretched his arms out and felt his body rise upwards. He knew that at any time he wished, he could defy accepted laws and float like a bird.' Narrator JIM NORTON. Directed by MARTIN JENKINS.
Geoffrey Johnson: Nigel Anthony
MOZART'S BOHEMIAN FRIEND
BBC Radio 3, 24 July 1988 18.30
by GRAHAM FAWCETT with For a time, Myslivecek was the most successful immigrant opera composer in Italy. He wrote no fewer than 25 operas, numerous oratorios, cantatas, orchestral and chamber works and was Mozart's 'fixer' and friend. But the public's declining interest in his great love, opera seria, coincided with tragic personal circumstances. He died, professionally and personally betrayed, aged 44. Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT.
Josef Myslivecek: Nigel Anthony
FRENCH DRAMA OF THE 20TH CENTURY: THE DEVIL AND GOD ALMIGHTY (LE DIABLE ET IE BON DIEU)
BBC Radio 3, 10 January 1989 19.30
The fifth of six plays, by JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, translated by FRANK HAUSER. Gerard Murphy re-creates his much-acclaimed performance as Goetz (given in 1984 at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith) in this radio production of Sartre's epic drama. Set against the background of the Peasants' Revolt in Germany, the play is an explosive study of the darker side of man's nature. It also seeks to explore the central enigma of man's relationship to God and the Devil. Music by JOHN BULL and DAVID TIMSON. Directed by MARTIN JENKINS.
Tetzel: Nigel Anthony
THE FRIDAY PLAY: R.U.R. (ROSSUM'S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS)
BBC Radio 3, 3 March 1989 19.30
by KAREL CAPEK , translated from the Czech by P. SELVER, and adapted by NIGEL PLAYFAIR. It was this play which, in tne 1920s, introduced 'robot' into the English language. The setting is Rossum's Universal Robot factory: the time - the future. Directed by GLYN DEARMAN.
Dr Gall: Nigel Anthony
THE FRIDAY PLAY: THE NUMBERED
BBC Radio 3, 10 March 1989 19.30
by ELIAS CANETTI, translated by CAROL STEWART. 'In our enlightened society, each one of us knows exactly when he will die. It's a profound, personal secret, but we can be sure of our allotted years. We can apportion our lifetime. We can plan without fear.' Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS.
The Friend: Nigel Anthony
(19-03-1989) Nightmare World (Wally K Daly)
A world-wide power failure brings chaos and terror to earth, and a curious transformation. Garry Henderson - James Laurenson, Jenkins - Nigel Anthony, A P Smith - Peter Jeffrey, PM - Geoffrey Whitehead, Colonel - Nicholas Courtney, Kate - Melinda Walker. Directed by David Hitchinson. (60m)
DRAMA NOW: MAKER OF ANGELS
BBC Radio 3, 18 April 1989 21.05
by DAVID ZANE MAmOWITZ. With Paola Dionisotti as Marie-France Nigel Anthony as Luc, Alice Arnold as Christine and Christopher Scott as Claude. The ironic title of this play concerns the true story of Marie-France Morelle, a French woman from Cherbourg who was savagely persecuted for back-street abortions in 1943. Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY
PROMS 1989: ELGAR'S NEW WORLD
BBC Radio 3, 24 August 1989 20:15
Jerrold Northrop Moore looks at the composition and premiere of Elgar's Symphony No 1. With Garard Green as Elgar, Jill Balcon and Nigel Anthony. Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD.
PROMS 1989: SPIRIT OF DELIGHT
BBC Radio 3, 9 September 1989 20:15
Jerrold Northrop Moore traces the events around the composition and first performance of Elgar's Second Symphony. With Garard Green as Elgar, Jill Balcon and Nigel Anthony. Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD.
THE FRIDAY PLAY: CRITIC'S CHOICE: JENKIN'S EAR
BBC Radio 3, 10 November 1989 21.30, 2 December 1990 19.30 (Sunday Play)
A contemporary political thriller set in Central America: the violent 'disappearance' of an Englishwoman presents newspaperman Bill Jenkin with the most difficult decision of his career. Written by Dusty Hughes. Director Patrick Rayner.
Rigoberto: Nigel Anthony
THE FRIDAY PLAY: PRINCIPIA SCRIPTORIAE
BBC Radio 3, 19 January 1990 19.30 (First broadcast on the BBC World Service)
by RICHARD NELSON. With and It is 1970. Two young writers, Bill and Ernesto, are languishing in a South American prison, where they reassess their artistic and moral values. Directed by GORDON HOUSE
Albert Fava: Nigel Anthony
THE FRIDAY PLAY: CRITICS' CHOICE: JOKING APART
BBC Radio 3, 9 February 1990 21.00
by ALAN AYCKBOURN. When you're as successful, relaxed and happy as Richard and Anthea, you naturally want to share your good fortune with others. The effect on some of life's losers is the subject of Ayckbourn's hilarious dark comedy from 1978. Directed by MICHAEL FOX. BBC Manchester
Sven: Nigel Anthony
THE FRIDAY PLAY: SCANDINAVIAN SEASON: EMPEROR AND GALILEAN
BBC Radio 3, 30 March 1990 19.30, 19 May 1991 19.00
Henrik Ibsen 's two-part drama, adapted by Casper Wrede and Amund Honningstad and translated by Michael Meyer. Music by Christos Pittas. Julian seeks to embody in himself a kingdom combining Christian ethics with a joy of living. 1: Caesar's Apostasy, 2: Emperor Julian. Choral direction Blaise Compton. Adapted and directed by Martin Jenkins.
Jovian: Nigel Anthony
THE FRIDAY PLAY: ROSMERSHOLM
BBC Radio 3, 4 May 1990 19.30
by Henrik Ibsen in a new translation by David Rudkin. Director John Tydeman.
Peder Mortensgard: Nigel Anthony
SUNDAY PLAY: MISS LONELYHEARTS
BBC Radio 3, 6 January 1991 19.30, 22 September 1991 19.30
Nathanael West's classic novella about a 30s New York agony aunt, dramatised by Vincent McInerney. Narrated by Nigel Anthony. Director Shaun MacLoughlin.
SUNDAY PLAY: KAFKA'S DICK
BBC Radio 3, 24 February 1991 19.30 (First broadcast on the BBC World Service)
by Alan Bennett. Set in Prague, 27 Batcliffe Drive and Heaven, Kafka's Dick not only examines the relationship between life and art, but asks some rather less (or more) fundamental questions. Did W H Auden wear underpants? And what exactly was Kafka's embarrassing little problem? Music arranged and performed by Nicholas Kok. Director Gordon House.
Franz Kafka: Nigel Anthony
SUNDAY PLAY: QUARTERMAINE'S TERMS
BBC Radio 3, 26 May 1991 19.30, 24 November 1991 19.30 (First broadcast on the BBC World Service)
Blissfully unaware of the emotional crises that constantly disrupt the lives of his fellow teachers, St John Quartermaine is the still - almost comatose - centre of the Cull-Loomis School of English for foreigners. Written by Simon Gray. Adapted by Richard Wigmore Director Gordon House.
Mark Sackling: Nigel Anthony
SUNDAY PLAY: MEDEA
BBC Radio 3, 8 September 1991 22.05, 5 July 1992 19.40
A new version by Brendan Kennelly. When magical Medea is betrayed by Jason for whom she has won the Golden Fleece, the result is vengeful and bloody. Music David Byers. Director Eoin O'Callaghan.
Creon: Nigel Anthony
SUNDAY PLAY: THE FILM SOCIETY
BBC Radio 3, 17 November 1991 19.30 (First broadcast on the BBC World Service)
Blenheim School for Boys is a decaying South African public school on the verge of bankruptcy. The headmaster is beset by staff problems, and his assistant is dying of cancer. Meantime Jonathon Balton , son of the school's founder, immerses himself in his beloved Film Society. Written by J RB aitz. Adapted and directed by Gordon House.
Jonathon Balton: Nigel Anthony
BBC Radio 3, 13 December 1991 21.40
Sergei Prokofiev and Anna Akhmatova were born within two years of each other; they strove for the same artistic ideals and for months at a time they lived in the same neighbourhood in St Petersburg. During five days in November 1916, Prokofiev set to music five of Akhmatova's early poems. And yet they never met. Readers Carole Boyd and Nigel Anthony. Singer Carole Farley. Written and presented by Graham Fawcett. Director John Theocharis
BBC Radio 3, from 30 May 1992 21.30, from 6 August 1993 19.30
Four readings by Nigel Anthony from novelist Tim Parks 's colourful account of life in the Italian village where he has lived for ten years. Producer Duncan Minshull
THE LAST VIKING
BBC Radio 3, 12 December 1992 21.30
by Paul Allen. In Greenland in the late 15th century, Ingolf tries to give his brother a Christian burial. Now the last Norseman of the settlement founded 500 years before by Eirik the Red, he considers his fate and his options: escape to Iceland; joining the Inuit; or staying put and waiting for death. The saga of Ingolf the Indecisive, with Nigel Anthony as The Last Viking. Director Julian May
SUNDAY PLAY: CRITICS' CHOICE: THE REAL THING
BBC Radio 3, 13 December 1992 21.35
by Tom Stoppard. Love can be the most life-enhancing experience in the world, but only when it's the real thing. Even then, it's a dangerous, unpredictable emotion, liable to strike one down at any time - and leave pain and devastation in its wake. Director Gordon House. A Radio 3/World Service co-production.
Max: Nigel Anthony
THE LAST PICNIC
BBC Radio 3, 29 May 1994 15.05, 6 January 1998 19.30
Novelist James Hamilton Paterson's story is specially commissioned with BBC Music Magazine. A strange little man joins the family gathering. He sips some beer, eats some sausage rolls and, quite without ceremony, introduces himself as Robert Schumann... Read by Nigel Anthony. Producer Duncan Minshull
SUNDAY FEATURE: CANTATA FOR WIND
BBC Radio 3, 9 July 1995 17.45
Wind has shaped our world, disseminated flowers and plants, created trading routes, provided us with power and given us a sense of the divine.
Australian poet Peter Porter mixes free and rhymed verse with music by Nick Russell Pavier and David Chilton to evoke the sound and mood of the wind. Readers Teresa Gallagher and Nigel Anthony. A Perryscope production
STUDIO THREE: BIRD
BBC Radio 3, 22 July 1995 21.35
Opening a new season of innovative and experimental drama, Nigel Anthony and Cathy Tyson star in David Halliwell's offbeat allegory, in which a run-of-the-mill jazz musician sudddenly finds inspiration. His unlikely source is a bird that sings Charlie Parker improvisations outside his window. But what will happen if the bird stops or disappears? Music by Graham Collier. Director Peter Kavanagh.
THE SUNDAY PLAY: CHOICES IN REACTION: VICTORY
BBC Radio 3, 1 October 1995 21.15, 21 April 1996 21.15
by Howard Barker. Charles II has been reinstated, but the Bank of England and modern money are forming the new power. Meanwhile, the widow Bradshaw, searching for her dead husband's head, affirms a triumph of the human spirit in times of chaos. Music: Elizabeth Parker. Director: Richard Wortley.
Ball: Nigel Anthony
THE SUNDAY PLAY: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
BBC Radio 3, 17 December 1995 19.00, 5 October 1997 19.30
By William Shakespeare, with music by Stephen Warbeck. The randy Falstaff is in hot pursuit of a brace of Windsor wives in this lively comedy of suburban lust. With John Hartley, Tracy Wiles, Roger May, Andrew Branch, Stephen Critchlow, Jonathan Keeble, David Timson. Director David Blount.
Doctor Caius: Nigel Anthony
THE SUNDAY PLAY: THE NUREMBERG TRIAL
BBC Radio 4 FM, 1 January 1996 19.20 (The Monday Play)
BBC Radio 3, 16 June 1996 19.30
A dramatic reconstruction of the most significant trial of the 20th century in which key members of the Nazi leadership were indicted for waging aggressive war and crimes against humanity. With the current war-crimes tribunal in the Hague, does the trial still have resonances today? Trial transcripts dramatised by Peter Goodchild. Producers Martin Jenkins and John Theocharis
John Harlan Amen: Nigel Anthony
SUNDAY PLAY: THE LOVE OF A GOOD MAN
BBC Radio 3, 9 March 1997 19.30
By Howard Barker. On the battlefields of Flanders, shortly after the First World War, a commissioner for graves is regulating the mass burial of the fallen soldiers; a grieving mother is searching for her lost son; and the Prince of Wales is about to pick out the Unknown Soldier. Scabrous, erotic and immensely funny, the power of Barker's language shines in one of his most accessible and refreshing plays. Music by Elizabeth Parker. Producer Melina Macall. Director Richard Wortley.
Rowers: Nigel Anthony
(05-10-1997; 7:30pm; Rpt) The Merry Wives Of Windsor
(William Shakespeare, music by Stephen Warbeck)
Freddie Jones stars as randy Falstaff, who is in hot pursuit of a brace of Windsor wives - Paula Wilcox as Mistress Ford and Miriam Margolyes as Mistress Page - in this lively comedy of suburban lust. The cast also features Clive Merrison, Geoffrey Whitehead, Elizabeth Spriggs, David Collings, Peter Gunn, Ioan Merdith, Nigel Anthony, John Hartley, Tracy Wiles, Roger May, Andrew Branch and Stephen Critchlow. Members of the Finchley Children's Music Group, Dave Laurence and Roger Montgomery (horns), Michael Gregory (percussion), Dai Pritchard (bombarde/clarinets). Director David Blount. (120m)
(06-01-1998; 8:20pm; Rpt) The Last Picnic
(James Hamilton Paterson, read by Nigel Anthony). A strange little man joins the family gathering. He sips some beer, eats some sausage rolls and, quite without ceremony, introduces himself as Robert Schumann.
THE SUNDAY PLAY: ALBERTINA
BBC Radio 3, 13 June 1999 19.30, 16 July 2000 22.15
By Howard Barker. The Bishop of Albertina, a tiny state in old Europe, has proposed to Rocklaw, the town's intellectual, that all undesirables should be put together and carried off on a Ship of Fools. But Rocklaw is plagued by jealousy when his wife follows her lover on board. Music by Elizabeth Parker. Director Richard Wortley.
Tubingen, an adulterer: Nigel Anthony
THE SUNDAY PLAY: MAESTRO
BBC Radio 3, 20 June 1999 19.30
Ronald Frame's new play stars Joss Ackland as a celebrated English conductor on a visit to Rome to prepare for a new recording of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. But his chequered life is in crisis and, as he begins to doubt his artistic fitness to tackle such an intimidating masterpiece, he is haunted too by the human cost of all the crimes his brilliant career has entailed. Director Patrick Rayner.
Kessler: Nigel Anthony
TWENTY MINUTES: THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER
BBC Radio 3, from 6 December 1999 (during Performance on 3)
The first of three readings by Nigel Anthony from Michael Hoffman's translation of Joseph Roth's fantastic tale.
TWENTY MINUTES: THE SPIRIT OF PRAGUE
BBC Radio 3, from 26 September 2001 (during Performance on 3)
The first of five readings accompanying the "Bohemian Journey" season. Nigel Anthony reads Ivan Klima's cultural and political tourof Prague, past and present.
THE WIRE: THE GATE
BBC Radio 3, 7 October 2004 21.45
By Jeremy Howe. Set in a fictional police state, scientists in a psychological research institute try to channel the energy of a man's obsession with his past. Can his extraordinary powers of recall be used to send him into the future? Composer John Hardy. Director Alison Hindell.
The Questioner: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA ON 3: THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM
BBC Radio 3, 13 February 2005 18.30
George Farquhar 's Restoration comedy in which two penniless dandies flee London society for the countryside and evolve a stratagem for each to ensnare a wife of fortune and beauty. Adapted and directed by John Tydeman. Producer Nicolas Soames.
Foigard, a priest: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA ON 3: WAITING FOR GODOT
BBC Radio 3, 16 April 2006 19.30
In Samuel Beckett's landmark play two tramps wait on a lonely road for the elusive Godot. As they pass the time with storytelling, their everyday conversation takes on a universal significance. Producer Nicholas Soames. Director John Tydeman.
Lucky/Narrator: Nigel Anthony
DRAMA ON 3: THE COUNTRY WIFE
BBC Radio 3, 13 April 2008 20.00
Considered too obscene to be staged in its original form for nearly 200 years, William Wycherley 's Restoration comedy tells the tale of Mr Horner, a notorious rake, who spreads the false rumour that he is impotent in order to gain access to other men's wives. Adapted and directed by David Blount. Music by Stephen Warbeck.
Sir Jasper Fidget: Nigel Anthony
20 April 2014: Drama on 3 - Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra is Shakespeare's late and epic tragedy of mature love and the catastrophic fall from grace and power that it brings about. Irresistibly drawn together, the couple are surrounded by friends, enemies, admirers and critics, none of who remain unscathed by the folly and heartbreak of this magnificent pair. As empires clash around them, their destiny seems inevitable: to love each other till death and even beyond. A new production to mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. Antony - Kenneth Branagh, Cleopatra - Alex Kingston, Octavius Caesar - Geoffrey Streatfeild, Enobarbus - Robert Pugh, Lepidus - Nigel Anthony, Agrippa - Simon Armstrong, Dolabella - Matthew Gravelle, Proculeius - Alun Raglan, Octavia/Iras - Priyanga Burford, Philo - Richard Clifford, Pompey - Richard Harrington, Charmian - Janice Acquah, Alexas - Don Gilet, Mardian - Ewan Bailey, Eros/Messenger - Will Howard, Soothsayer/Snakeman - Peter Polycarpou, Composer - Elizabeth Purnell, Director - Alison Hindell. BBC Wales.
9 Oct 2016: Drama on 3 - The Visa Affair
By Joe Orton.
In 1965 Joe visited the American Embassy in London to get a visa to attend the Broadway production of his West End play 'Entertaining Mr Sloane' and was "caught up in a Kafkaesque world of oppression and paranoia" (RT). He was interrogated and accused of moral turpitude.
Writer Jake Arnott has found an unpublished story by Orton about this encounter, which he has turned into a play. Jake has also used letters, archive, newspaper reports and personal testimony to achieve this. The new play is part of R3's 70th season, celebrating seven decades of music and culture. In this play, Joe has found success in the UK after years of obscurity, but events in his past threaten his future. Embassy staff challenge him about his criminal record. He is forced to defer to authority, deny his sexuality, and to look again at his subversive acts and how they affected his writing and work.
Joe Orton ..... Russell Tovey,
Kenneth Halliwell ..... Tom Burke,
Miss Boynes ..... Alison Steadman,
Peggy Ramsey ..... Frances Barber,
Additional material contributed by Joe's sister Leonie Barnett,
Producer: Jo Coombs.
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Indie (Loftus production).
Ensemble cast played by Kerry Shale, Nigel Anthony, Stephen Critchlow, Alison Steadman and Frances Barber.
5 Nov 2017: Drama on 3 - Fathers & Sons
By Brian Friel, after the novel by Ivan Turgenev.
In Turgenev's 1859 story of conflict between generations, both young heroes seem to be passionate revolutionaries, believing the old Russia should be swept away. But they're unsure with what it should be replaced.
Nikolai Kirsanov ... James Fleet
Arkady ... George Blagden
Vassily Bazarov ... Charles Dance
Yevgeny ... Edward Bennett
Princess Olga ...Julia McKenzie, Anna Sergeevna ... Lisa Dillon,
Pavel ... Martin Jarvis,
Arina ... Gabrielle Lloyd,
Fenichka ... Lucy Phelps,
Dunyasha ... Joanna Cassidy,
Katya ... Matilda Wickham,
Piotr ... Kieran Hodgeson,
Fedka ... Darren Richardson,
Prokofyich and Timofeich ... Nigel Anthony; Musicians: Michael Lan, Stavros Dritsas, Louis Baily,
Djordje Gajic and Richard Sisson.
Music advisers: Lucy Parham, Richard Sisson.
Sound Design: Mark Holden. Produced and directed by Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres. Indie (Jarvis and Ayres).
Back to top