BBC Radio Credits
 
1998
Nightwaves: Feature on William Beckford
Featured Guest Producer Lore Windemuth
Radio 3
1996
Cults
4 x 30' programmes on the psychology of cults
Featured Guest Producer Chirstine Morgan
Radio 5
Howard's Week
2 hr programme about the ideas behind the second Music & the Psyche conference
Featured Guest Presenter-Producer Margaret Howard - Classic FM
1995
Seeds of Faith : Music As Sacred Experience
3 x 15' programmes: Ideas of the Sacred: The Aesthetics of Ecstasy: Music, Meaning & Value.
Presenter Producer Amanda Hancox
Radio 4
An exploration of the psychology of intimate musical feelings with composer Jonathan Harvey, Paul Robertson, Professor of Music & Psychiatry, Frank Perry, percussionist and esotericist, & psychologist Dr Anthony Storr
In Search of Sa Baba
2 x 30' documentary recorded on location in India 8/94
Presenter /Producer networked on BBC local radio
Music For The Passing Hours
30' Omnibus Documentary. A musical conversation about Indian music with Dr Raj Bhau Sontakke & Prakash Sontakke recorded on location in India 8/94
Presenter /Producer Series Editor Jenny Hargreaves
BBC World Service
1994
Pause for Thought
2 New Age music programmes
Presenter Producer Clair Jacquiss
Radio 2
1991
Kaleidoscope Special: MIDI Magic
60' Documentary on Music Technology
Presenter Producer Richard Bannerman
Radio 4
Kaleidoscope
Featured interview on Notes from Janàcek's Diary by Paul Allen recorded at RCM Studio
- Radio 4
Notes From Janàcek's Diary Listen to it
Electro-acoustic realisation of the occasional writings & musical sketches of Leos Janàcek
Script, Music & Electronic Production Producer John Theocharis
Radio 3
"A kaleidoscope of subtle and bewitching effects" Times
"Deserves to be listened to on the best available equipment" Independent.
"Like one of those lyrical sound pictures I can half remember from the great days of the Third Programme." "Whno way suggesting anybody infringe copyright, I must say to let a work as richly rewarding as thisile in pass by with but a single hearing is a far greater crime." Classical Music
1988
Mr V
BBC 1989 Prix Italia entry
Original Music
Script Gabriel Josipovici
Producer John Theocharis
Radio 3
Ravel's 'Basque Concerto'
Based on Marguerite Long's memoirs
Script Producer John Theocharis
Radio 3
Shostakovich In New York
Shostakovich's visit to the 1948 'Peace Congress' during the Berlin Blockade, based on authentic news reports and Shostakovich's own memoirs
Script Producer John Theocharis
Radio 3
Traitor & Enemy To The People
The orchestrated denunciation of Shostakovich at the 1948 Composers' Congress compiled from authentic transcripts
Script Producer John Theocharis
Radio 3
with John Moffatt & David Warner
The Original American In Paris
70' Drama-doc about the composer George Antheil (1900-69)
Script Producer John Powell
Radio 3
"An amusing dramatic feature about an unorthodox musician ... good fun." FT
45' Adaptation of Thomas Coryate's Crudities - an account of his European travels in 1609, read by John Wells, with music of the period from Gibbons to D'Anglebert played by Mike Steer on period harpsichords at Fenton House & a chamber organ
Script & Music Producer Piers Plowright
Radio 3
"Sheer delight" The Listener
"Thoroughly enjoyable" Guardian
"This entertaining compilation" Times
"A memorable excursion into the past." Daily Telegraph
1987
Prom Interval Talks
Copland's First Dance Steps read by Sam Wanamaker
Looking Over Ravel's Shoulder translated & adapted from Colette read by Margaret Wolfit
Debussy Visits London For The Ring read by David Suchet (rpt)
Milhaud Discovers Jazz read by David Garth (rpt)
Dr Arne's Pleasure (Last Night of the Proms) with various actors
Script & Music Producer Piers Plowright
Radio 3
Nights At The Opera
3 programmes adapted from Berlioz's novel Les Soirées de l'Orchestre
Translated & Scripted Producer John Theocharis
Radio 3
with Kenneth Haigh
Count Omega Listen to it
100' adaptation of a surreal novel by the famous eccentric Lord Berners which also featured previously unrecorded music by Berners himself, performed by Mike Steer and the Aquarius Ensemble, dir Nic Cleobury
Script / Music Producer John Theocharis
Radio 3
with Rupert Graves, Jane Wyman, Rachel Gurney, Timothy Bateson & others
"The big drama of the week on Radio 3 - A pleasantly exotic whimsy." The Listener

"These highly original (musical) works help to make the characters seem more credible than on the printed page ... As a result Count Omega was magnified by its translation from novel to radio play; and Lord Berners' fantasy became a musical extravaganza." TLS

Escape From The Harem
60' drama based on Jean François Regnard's memoir of love and slavery in Algiers 1681-3
with contemporary music by Campra, Rebel & others researched by Nancy Hadden, played by Philomel, leader Roy Goodman, and directed by Nancy Hadden & Mike Steer
discovered, translated and dramatised Producer Piers Plowright
Radio 3
with Lindsay Duncan, David Rintoul, Gordon Reid, & Nadim Sawalha
1985
All For Love
Harpsichord
Script Etheridge
Producer Gareth Jones
Radio 4
1984
The Composer's Voice
An anthology of writings by 20thC composers
Debussy Visits London For The Ring read by David Suchet
Self-Advertisement For Rutland Boughton read by Nigel Anthony
Milhaud Discovers Jazz read by David Garth
Elizabeth Lutyens During The War read by Elizabeth Spriggs
Ives On Musical read by Bruce Boa
An American In Berlin (George Antheil) read by Gary Waldhorn
Script Producer John Theocharis Radio 3
A Little Portrait (of Lawrence Sterne)
Music Producer Piers Plowright
Radio 3
1984
Music's Freaks
3 Programmes on Les Grotesques de la Musique by Hector Berlioz
discovered, translated & adapted for broadcast Producer Ian Cotterell
Radio 3
with Robert Stephens
1982
Torquato Tasso
Original music
Script Göthe trans Alan Brownjohn
Producer John Theocharis
Radio 3
1981
Murder In The Cathedral
Original music
Script TS Eliot
Producer Dickon Reed
BBC World Service
Knuckle
Music
Script David Hare
Producer Dickon Reed
BBC World Service
1980
Woyzeck
Original music
Script Georg Büchner
Producer Dickon Reed
BBC World Service
File On Leo Kaplan
Original Music
Script Martin South
Producer Bernard Krichefski Radio 4
Music Of The Beggar's Opera
Music Programme with Barlow Baroque Players
Harpsichordist Radio 3
Baroque Flute Sonatas
Music Programme with Jeremy Barlow
Harpsichordist Radio 3
1979
BBC Producer, Radio 3
Assignments included This Week's Composer, Jazz Record Requests, Mozart Piano Concertos (26 part Series ) and The Art Of Melodrama
Bournemouth Nights
Music
Script Bernard Kops
Producer Bernard Krichefski
Radio 4
Coriolanus
Original music
Script Shakespeare
Producer Ian Cotterell
Radio 4
Weather In The Streets
2 eps. Repeated in 1994
Music
Script Rosamund Lehmann
Producer Jane Morgan
Radio 4
Two Stars For Comfort
Original music
Script John Mortimer
Producer Dickon Reed
BBC World Service
The Needle
Original music
Script Anon 15thC
Producer Dickon Reed
BBC World Service
with Bob Hoskins
Boyce Tercentenary Concert
Music Programme with Barlow Baroque Players
Harpsichordist Radio 3
1978
Vanity Fair
10 eps
Music Producer David Spenser
Radio 4
A Life
Original Music
Script Maupassant
Producer Bernard Krichefski
Radio 4
Close The Coalhouse Door
Music
Script Plater/Glasgow
Producer Dickon Reed
BBC World Service
Invitation To The Waltz
2 eps. Repeated in 1994
Music
Script Rosamund Lehmann
Producer Jane Morgan
Radio 4
Garrison Halibut
Original Music Producer John Wheatley
Radio 3
She Stoops To Conquer
Music Producer Ian Cotterell
Radio 4
1977
Cry God For Harry
6 Eps - Henry IVi/ii+V
Original music Producer Dickon Reed
BBC World Service
with Sir Michael Redgrave's last recorded performance
1976
Montana
Movement for String Orchestra performed by London Studio Strings
Composer Radio 3
1975
Animal Farm
Original Music Radio 3
Concerto for Harpsichord & 5 instruments by Manuel de Falla
Music Programme with Michael Steer Chamber Orchestra
Soloist / Director Capital Radio
1974
A Fiction Of Islands
10 Programmes
Original music BBC World Service
A Victorian Christmas
Script Tom Vernon
BBC Radio London
1972/3
Quest
Regular Contributor BBC Radio London
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