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Documenting the quest to track down everything written by (and written about) the poet, translator, critic, and radio dramatist, Henry Reed.

An obsessive, armchair attempt to assemble a comprehensive bibliography, not just for the work of a poet, but for his entire life.

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I Capture the Castle: A girl and her family struggle to make ends meet in an old English castle.
Dusty Answer: Young, privileged, earnest Judith falls in love with the family next door.
The Heat of the Day: In wartime London, a woman finds herself caught between two men.


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16.12.2017


The BBC Programme Catalogue is back in Beta, with a new look and a slight change of address.


Everything appears to work the same as the "experimental" version which has been out since the spring of 2006, although I think there's been some re-organization of the way data is displayed in series and one-offs. Correct me if I'm wrong.

The first thing I noticed was this entry for a 1987 recording of Reed's Emily Butter: 'The first performance of Hilda Tablet's opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Starring Mary O'Farrell and Hugh Burden. Music realised by Max Saunders with orchestrations by Max Saunders.' I'm not at all sure I'd ever seen that before!

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Chris: "This was the series of repeats (yes, definitely repeats) broadcast after Douglas Cleverdon's death. I can only speculate about what the 'recording date' is - perhaps the date of transfer from the original tapes?"
steef: "Thus the giant "RPT" in the record's title. Q.E.D.! Thanks, Chris! And then there's this little mysterious tidbit."

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What is Henry Reed's first name?

1513. Hodge, Alan. "Thunder on the Right." Tribune (London), 14 June 1946, 15.
Hodge finds 'dry charm as well as quiet wit' in "Judging Distances," but overall feels Reed is 'diffuse and not sufficiently accomplished.'



1st lesson:

Reed, Henry (1914-1986). Born: Birmingham, England, 22 February 1914; died: London, 8 December 1986.

Education: MA, University of Birmingham, 1936. Served: RAOC, 1941-42; Foreign Office, Bletchley Park, 1942-1945. Freelance writer: BBC Features Department, 1945-1980.

Author of: A Map of Verona: Poems (1946)
The Novel Since 1939 (1946)
Moby Dick: A Play for Radio from Herman Melville's Novel (1947)
Lessons of the War (1970)
Hilda Tablet and Others: Four Pieces for Radio (1971)
The Streets of Pompeii and Other Plays for Radio (1971)
Collected Poems (1991, 2007)
The Auction Sale (2006)


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