Paolozzi

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Delia created music for BBC Radio 4's "RadioVision" schools' programme "Paolozzi" produced by Joan Griffiths.[1]

In January 1971, Joan Griffiths wrote to Desmond Briscoe saying that "Eduardo Paolozzi has agreed to take part in devising and broadcasting a radiovision programme on his work, to be broadcast in Autumn 1971, and recorded in April and May, completed at latest by June."[2]

Its tape's catalogue entry is dated March 1971[1] and the booklet accompanying the broadcast is dated Autumn 1971.[3]

The BBC Genome Project lists:[4]

BBC Radio 4
Wednesday 7 March 1973
11.40 Art and Humanities
Eduardo Paolozzi (radiovision) script by FRANK WHITFORD
Music by DELIA DERBYSHIRE BBC Radiophonic Workshop 

Papers

  • DD286 is an envelope containing Delia's notes for Paolozzi
  • DD131250: Typewritten carbon copy "EDUARDO PAOLOZZI - Preliminary list" with items 1 to 30.
  • DD131149: Typewritten carbon copy "Paolozzi RV Art and Design, Autumn 1971: List of Frames (near to final order)", first page with items 1 to 22.
  • DD131219: Second page of DD131149 with items 23 to 29.
  • DD105241-DD105751: 19-page booklet "Paolozzi Art and Design: BBC Radiovision Notes, Autumn 1971"

Availability

  • Broadcast on the 7th March 1973 at 11:40 on BBC Radio 4.[4]
  • The BBC Sound Archive's tape TRW 7352 is missing.[1]
  • The accompanying booklet "Radiovision Notes", encourages schools to tape record the programme and to show it accompanied by a BBC-produced filmstrip of slides, so it is conceivable that some school or teacher may still have a copy of the audio and/or of the slides.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Tape Library List's entry for TRW 7352.
  2. DD130959: Memo dated 25.1.71 from Joan Griffiths to Desmond Briscoe.
  3. DD105241-DD105751: 19-page booklet "Paolozzi Art and Design: BBC Radiovision Notes, Autumn 1971."
  4. 4.0 4.1 Paolozzi's entry in the BBC Genome Project.
  5. BBC Radiovision Notes for Paolozzi, p.2: “How to get the best out of this radiovision programme: The radio part of the programme, including the announcements, should be tape recorded. For best results it should be recorded long anough in advance of its use with a group for the operator to have gone through it beforehand, together with the filmstrip. The filmstrip (which may be cut into slides, if preferred) and the tape together make a complete programme.”
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