I find his voice (not what he says) irritating in the extreme, but I enjoyed his choices and his reasons for them.
i failed his first sentence getting too irritated at about 3' 50" and turned the radio off ....... the ensuing silence was blessed .....
"Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.”
Heard a bit in the car as he was talking about Branwell Bronte, his father weeping, and Sibelius 2 - there was a connection but not sure what. I was trying to picture the expression on Michael Berkeley's face while this was going on.
His 3 greatest TV roles (Z Cars apart) - Porthos, Reuben Starkadder and chairing HIGNFY.
How did 007 get in there?
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Great programme with Brian Blessed... One struggles to believe some of his stories, as if it were a 1 April edition thick with tall stories: that he was almost recruited by Birgit Nilsson and Nikolai Gedda to become a dramatic tenor, but decided to stick with acting... that he has recently completed 800 hours of training at the Moscow Space Centre and is a fully qualified cosmonaut
All his music choices exactly what one might expect!
"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9
He's bonkers, but in the best possible way. I loved it. If I had been someone who had never heard a piece of classical music, I'd have been a more than willing acolyte. On the other hand, if I'd been someone who'd never heard a piece of classical music, I wouldn't have been listening to "Private Passions". Anyway, what a hoot! And lovely music too.