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December 2002

BBC World Service – Musical Director..../ ➝

September 2002

The Royal Court Theatre’s production of Vassily Sigarev ‘s play in which Maksim is a tormented young man trying to survive in a society where no-one can afford to care and where, if anyone slips through the net, they are lost. Everyone seems to be too poor, drunkorviciousto bother about him, and as they scrabble […].../ ➝

September 2002

by Louis MacNeice

read by Samuel West

music composed by Gary Yershon

directed by Susan Roberts for Radio 4

Silver Sony Radio Award for Drama 2003

Thoughts from a Train     
May 2001

Using a mixture of drama and interviews with children who have lost a parent, poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw ‘s play is an exploration of how it feels to children when a parent dies. musical director Gary Yershon director Jeremy Howe BBC Radio 4.../ ➝

March 2001

Adapted and directed by Edward Kemp; from the award-winning book by W.G.Sebald. The life of a lost relative leads to a journey across the 20th century from an American asylum to the shores of the Dead Sea. Music by Gary Yershon. solo violin, Anne Wood Director Edward Kemp BBC Radio 3.../ ➝

March 2000

Philip Gross gives a father’s perspective on his daughter’s near-fatal struggle with anorexia in a frank and moving sequence of poems. Five sufferers- Julie P , Justine, Brian, James and Julie H – describe their own differing experiences. Music Gary Yershon. Director Susan Roberts BBC Radio 4.../ ➝

May 1999

a dramatisation of Pushkin’s poem starring Pam Ferris, Kate Fleetwood, Alex Jennings, Toby Jones, Chris Langham, Kevin McKidd, David Ryall and Donald Sinden. BBC Radio 3 directed by Susan Roberts.../ ➝

May 1999

Pushkin is the father of Russian literature and, arguably, the creator of modern literary Russian language. His poetry is still recited in Russian schools – but how relevant is his work to a nineties audience? To celebrate the bicentenary of Pushkin’s birth, theatre composer Gary Yershon assesses his importance to poets and novelists in post-Communist […].../ ➝

March 1999

By Bernard-Marie Koltes, translated by Jeffrey Wainwright. Two men, the Dealer and the Client, meet at night in an empty industrial space to do business. It is a duel cast as a deal, conducted in an intense, highly wrought dialogue with a sense of incipient violence looming throughout: mesmeric, rhythmical and extraordinary. Music composed and […].../ ➝

March 1999

A humorous monologue by Char March about the counselling industry. Fortysomething Deborah Smith comes to an emotional watershed. During the vacuuming, a radio chat show mentions the local crisis centre. Deborah girds up her loins, gathers her handkerchiefs and prepares to get counselled. Starring Sue Johnston. Music by Gary Yershon Directed by Susan Roberts. BBC […].../ ➝

October 1998

Using poetry and prose, Amanda Dalton ‘s poignant story tells of how a jilted woman, aged 70, is found dead in a room of leaves, with supermarket eggs clustered in the grass of her garden and pink ribbon everywhere. with Ann Rye , Amanda Dalton , Andy Cryer , Melissa Sinden , Alan Halsall and […].../ ➝

August 1997

‘First of four collaborations between storytellers and musicians. New tellings of old narratives combine with music from the forefront of the avant-garde to evoke contemporary resonances. (In this programme) storyteller Pomme Clayton, musicians Will Menter and Gary Yershon and astronomer Matthew Kenworth create a mythic world in a modern soundscape where sex, science and sampled […].../ ➝

April 1997

A poem for radio by Graham Mort; Isolated by a troubled childhood, twins Hannah and Leonard reach out to each other across the years. with Deborah McAndrew, and music composed by Gary Yershon. Producer: Susan Roberts BBC Radio 4.../ ➝

October 1995

William Blake , poet and visionary, conversed with angels as readily as with his wife and friends. Simon Rae ‘s compilation explores the inner life of a man considered insane by many in his own lifetime but who is now recognised as one of our greatest poets. Jack Shepherd portrays the poet. Music by Gary […].../ ➝

August 1994

Gary Yershon – Musician..../ ➝

May 1994

The Peasant Poet of Northampton, John Clare shot to poetic fame and met the literary giants of his day, including Coleridge and Charles Lamb. His first book was a bestseller but within a few years he was forgotten. His physical and mental health collapsed and he spent the last 22 years of his life in […].../ ➝

September 1991

Gulliver Foyle survives abandonment in space to create vengeful havoc. Even the War Lords of the 24th century fail to stop him … Ivan Benbrook ‘s play is adapted from the novel by Alfred Bester. music by Gary Yershon ; directed by Andy Jordan BBC Radio 4.../ ➝

August 1990

by Joseph Wechsberg : abridged in seven parts by Gary Yershon : read by Peter Jones : produced by Susan Roberts.../ ➝

August 1983

Capital Radio – Composed by Gary Yershon..../ ➝

March 1983

by Steve May

The Monday Play BBC Radio 4

Letters from Jack London and his wife.

August 1982
December 1980

A seasonal comedy by Christopher Russell for BBC Radio 4

Sinning is winning, evil’s increasing, so Grum the Prince of Evil. should be content. But he is not. Once a year his attempts to make the world completely nasty, are knocked for six by an old geezer in a red cloak driving a team of reindeer. If Grum wants to keep his job. then he must do something about Santa.


December 1979

A radio pantomime by John Morley

BBC Radio 4

December 1979

BBC Radio 4