Third Words: The Radio Feature

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Third Words: The Radio Feature is the 5th and last in a series of programmes broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and published on cassette tape. It contains a 10-minute extract of Delia's The Evenings of Certain Lives.


  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 11th October 1996
  • There is a copy of this cassette at The University of West London University Library[1]:
Third words: creative writers and the Third Programme, 5, Making use of the medium: the radio feature
Plowright, Piers
Compact cassette. English.
Published London : BBC 1996
Transmitted on BBC Radio 3, 11.10.96.
Notes: Piers Plowright listens to how his predecessors on the Third exploited radio's possibilities.
Physical Description: 1 sound cassette (25 min.)
Series: The Third at 50
Available at St Marys Road - One available at Floor B3 791.445/THI
  • There is a copy at The British Library in London[2]:
Broadcast title: Third words. Creative writers and the Third Programme 5. Making use of the medium: the radio feature
Performer name:  Plowright, Piers (speaker, male; presenter)
Performer name:  unidentified (speakers)
Recording date:  1996?
Broadcaster: 	 BBC Radio 3 1996-10-11
Item notes: 	 Last of five programmes looking at the links between literature and the Third Programme in which a current writer of the genre in question listens to early examples and judges them in modern terms
Item notes: 	 Piers Plowright listens to work of his predecessors on the Third to see how they exploited the possibilities of radio
Duration: 	 24 min. 32 sec.
FIND FORMAT: 	 H7890/5

The copies in the libraries can be heard to by going to the respective libraries in person - see links on the referenced pages for details.