Tuesday, 1 April 2014

COMINGS AND GOINGS


For your listening enjoyment, here is a rare vintage radio programme from my personal archive.

Originally broadcast thirty-four years ago today on BBC Radio 3, The Coming Tide is a thirty-minute portrait of the much neglected poet, Brian Alexander, presented by Professor Christopher Ricks with contributions from, among others, novelist Kingsley Amis, broadcaster and critic Michael Billington and poet George McBeth. With Brian Alexander's poems read by James Bolam...



Photo: © John Gravett.

4 comments:

Sacra said...

Brian?! :O 30`s something years ago and.. something more less ;)

Brian Sibley said...

Yes, this was my radio programme. All of the people taking part are real and some of them are or were well-known in the UK. The poems were by me and I played Brian Alexander in the 'archive' recordings. I was, of course, first broadcast on April Fool's Day! :)

Boll Weavil said...

Having listened to this, I can now reveal I AM Brian Alexander. I identify totally with his life and his poetry is better than mine so I consider this as something of an upgrade.

Brian Sibley said...

I didn't make him up then after all. Well, that's certainly a relief!