One Pair of Eyes - Violence

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Delia created sound for an episode called Violence of the BBC series One Pair of Eyes, produced by J. Irvin, whose tape catalogue entry is dated 1st November 1967 and which was broadcast on the 22nd August 1968.[1] Presumably, this was incidental music for one episode of the series, in which the person of the month talks about violence.

Its tape catalogue entry is dated 1st November 1967 and says it was broadcast on the 22nd August 1968.[2]

The matching Radio Times entry says:[3]

Thursday 22 August 1968 22.40
One Pair of Eyes
A series of highly personal films
Gerald Scarfe says "I think I see violence all around me."
The sheer ferocity of a Scarfe cartoon, stripping his subjects of any human dignity and reducing them to a kind of sub-animal level, provokes a violent reaction in many people.
'I expected to find myself working with a suppurating sore,' said one of the animators on this film, 'but he's not like that at all...' Even his victims, when they meet the artist face to face, are often surprised to find themselves in the presence of such a mild, gentle sort of person.
In this disturbing, at times horrifying film, Gerald Scarfe may not solve the riddle of his own conflicting nature but he certainly casts a blinding light on it.
Executive producer Christopher Ralling
Directed by John Irvin

The Performing Right Society's list of works by Delia Ann Derbyshire includes:

Title: One Pair Of Eyes
Writer(s): Derbyshire Delia Ann
Creation date: 13 July 1997

Availability

  • Broadcast on 22nd August 1968[1] at 22:40 on BBC2.[3]
  • In the BBC Radiophonic Archive on 6 reels of tape TRW 6750.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Tape Library List's entry for TRW 6750: "One Pair of Eyes - Violence".
  2. The Tape Library List's entry for TRW 6750: "One Pair of Eyes - Violence".
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Pair of Eyes: Violence on the BBC Genome Project.
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