Anything Goes

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Delia is created music for a BBC TV programme Anything Goes produced by G. McCrudden with "P/A[?] Matt Carruth".[1]

The tape's catalogue entry is dated to September 1968 and on the back of Delia's manuscript are three fragments titled "Pseudo folk", "Harm" and "Aztec", the last of which is from 1969.

The only matching entry for 1968-9 in the BBC Genome Project is an episode in the series Meeting Point:[2]

Sunday 7 January 1968 18.15
Anything Goes
If God is dead, everything is allowed.
A discussion on our permissive society
Introduced by Desmond Wilcox with Dr. Edmund Leach
The 1967 Reith Lecturer
Caroline Coon
Lord Soper Baroness Wootton
Film directed by MARTIN Smith Producer, OLIVER HUNKIN


DD120020: Delia's score for Anything Goes

Delia's papers contain her handwritten score for it[3] and here it is, typeset and as MIDI.

The speed is indicated as a dotted minim being .96 seconds, or 14.4 inches at 15 i.p.s. This means that a crotchet lasts .96/3 seconds, giving a tempo of 60*(3/.96) = 187.5 b.p.m.

It is available here is four formats:


  • The episode of Meeting Point cited above was broadcast on 7th Jan 1968 at 18:15 on BBC One London.
  • The BBC Sound Archive tape TRW 6928 is not to be found.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Tape Library List's entry for TRW 6928: "Anything Goes".
  2. Meeting Point: Anything Goes on the BBC Genome Project.
  3. DD120020: Delia's handwritten score for Anything Goes.