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Friday, 29 April 2016

Complete Wartime Memories

For those just in, here's a player for all five episodes of Wartime Memories - each episode is around 10 minutes long, so about fifty minutes as a single listen.

Wartime Memories: First Hand Recollections of the Great War by William Coleman
In the early 1980's, William Henry Coleman, a veteran of the First World War, was persuaded to talk about his experiences. What he didn't realise was that he was secretly being recorded.  This is a series of restorations of that footage, released for the first time, with a specially recorded interview with his grandson, Alan Scott.

NB: Due to the archive nature of the recording and the context of its creation, the audio quality is extremely variable - if the stories told do not always yield to a first listen, hang in there, it's worth it.
The voices you will hear are: William Coleman on the archive recording, Alan Scott in present day interview and the producer Robert Crighton in the background.


This series is supported by Patreon - to support more work like this from Robert Crighton go to www.patreon.com/robertcrighton

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Last Episode of Wartime Memories

Episode Five is the last episode of Wartime Memories - in so much as it contains the last of the material.  Alan and I are working on a re-edit, a long single episode sort of omnibus, with more background and only the really clear material.  Till then, here's the final episode, about going home and other random moments.


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Monday, 18 April 2016

The Missing Bit on the Missing Years

With only a few days to go till my next performance of The Shakespeare Delusion, I'm releasing the DVD extras - i.e. some of the stuff I had to cut due to time and flow issues, but which is still really good material and shouldn't be ignored.
Here is the section of the 'talk' that deals with Shakespeare's so called missing years.  Everything you hear is, obviously, completely true.


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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Wartime Memories: Episode Four

Continuing the story of the First World War via the recollections of William Coleman, this episode is all about food - and an alternative use put to the ration cart.



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