Words and Music

The Body

The Body



From the tattoos on Queequeg in Moby Dick to the schoolboys in Nicholas Nickleby, the diaries of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison to the experience of excavating an Iron Age tomb, medieval manuscripts to studies of the gut - today's programme reflects research into different aspects of the body undertaken by New Generation Thinkers. As Radio 3 marks the fact that 100 early career academics have now come through the scheme run in conjunction with the Arts and Humanities Research Council to turn research into radio - this episode features new non fiction writing by ten New Generation Thinkers read by the actors Deeivya Meir and Ewan Bailey with published authors Sarah Jackson, Sandeep Parmar, Preti Taneja and Peter Mackay reading their own poems and prose. The musical pieces range from Mahler to the Delta Rhythm Boys via Scriabin and Missy Mazzoli.

Cast & Crew

Reader Deeivya Meir
Reader Ewan Bailey
Reader Sarah Jackson
Reader Sandeep Parmar
Reader Preti Taneja
Reader Peter Mackay
Producer Torquil MacLeod
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