Raft Of The Medusa
BBC Radio 4,
Saturday 18th April, 2:30pm
New drama by Simon Armitage which provides the soundtrack to a new film by Richard Heslop.
Set in the near future. After months of continuous rain all coastal areas of the UK are flooded. Bella and Jude are marooned on their farm in Kent with dwindling supplies, made all too clear by the arrival of a stranger who ‘floats’ in. The radio play was inspired by Derek Jarman and provides the soundtrack to a new film by Richard Heslop, which can be seen on the Radio 4 website.
Before the play, Jonathan Watts introduces listeners to Derek Jarman’s ‘first’ art form, painting, in which he found a welcome escape. From an early age he delighted in collage and the primacy of paint. Contributors include : Richard Heslop Timothy Hyman, Tacita Dean, SImon Fisher Turner, Richard Salmon and William Fowler.