19 May 2012

Desert Island Discs

At long last the recording of Powell’s 1976 BBC Radio 4 appearance on Desert Island Discs is available on the BBC website.

You can find it at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/20d4d62a#p009n07j.

It is well worth a listen!


02 May 2012

Punch & Judy

As many enthusiasts will know Powell had a lifelong interest, at least at a superficial level, in puppetry. Indeed the frontispiece of one of his scrap books revolves around puppetry. And he records in his memoirs seeing Punch & Judy in the side streets around Kensington High Street in his childhood (probably just prior to WWI).

AP fans within reach of London may therefore be interested in:

Saturday 12 May 2012; 1030 to 1730 hrs
Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival
Celebrate the 350th anniversary of the first sighting of Mr Punch in England by Samuel Pepys in 1662.

Further details also at Alternative Arts.