Words and Music is an Arts programme.

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Words and Music

From the Yorkshire moors of Emily Bronte, and the travels around Britain of Jini Reddy, to the Paris city streets paced by George Sand as she carved out her freedom to live an unconventional life as a writer, from the fearlessness of Little Red Riding Hood in the Brothers Grimm story and Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods to the endurance of Robyn Davidson crossing the Australian desert with a camel: today's programme looks at women walking alone, at this impropriety in earlier centuries and at rebels who strode out unchaperoned, those walking alone in life, the female flaneuse and women adventurers. Nina Sosanya and Natalie Simpson are the readers and music comes from composers and performers including Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Sofia Gubaidulina and Eliza Carthy among others.

Genre: Arts

When is Words and Music next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 3 March 7th, 5:30pm and on BBC Radio 3 March 21st, 5:30pm. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Barbara FlynnBarbara Flynn
Nina Sosanya
Natalie Simpson
Caleb Obediah
Image for Derek JacobiDerek Jacobi
Image for Simon CallowSimon Callow
John Nettles
Image for Art MalikArt Malik
Image for Debra StephensonDebra Stephenson
Emily Bruni
Image for Nicholas FarrellNicholas Farrell
Philip Franks
Image for Hugo SpeerHugo Speer
Image for Sarah ParishSarah Parish
Image for Sally PhillipsSally Phillips
Image for Niamh CusackNiamh Cusack
Kenneth Colley
John Sessions
Image for Robert PowellRobert Powell
Image for Harriet WalterHarriet Walter