I met Anna P from NZ on twitter at least over a year ago. We probably chatted over a certain chap, cue gorgeous picture :
this latest picture directly inspired by Swooning Maruca’s post
with Andrew Buchan, which I had recently discovered and was watching with friends on twitter. She even managed to join us virtually for watching several episode, not easy with the time difference!
Because I’m pretty sure this would make her smile I can’t resist adding this fanvid about the series!
As fate will have it I discovered via an Andrew fansite which Anna had introduced me too, that Andrew together with Jenny Agutter just did a Word and Music episode as Richard Armitage fans we’re familiar with his episode
With that in mind I thought it worth sharing, this episode is entirely different as the description tells you. Enjoy!
Ave Maria: Music and texts inspired by the Blessed Virgin Mary with Jenny Agutter and Andrew Buchan.
Jenny Agutter can currently be seen starring as Sister Julienne in the hit BBC TV series “Call the Midwife”, and Andrew Buchan is currently playing the part of the father of a murdered boy in the ITV drama “Broadchurch”.
The Virgin Mary has inspired perhaps more writing and music than any other historical or Biblical figure and this edition of Words and Music attempts to dip a small toe in the ocean of material available. Following the Biblical narrative from the Annunciation, the birth and life of her son Jesus Christ and his death on the cross, the story goes beyond the New Testament into Catholic traditions concerning the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, her crowning and, back on earth, the numerous visions and miracles that have been reported in her name over the centuries.
The programme includes poems, prose and texts by a wide variety of authors including Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, Dorothy Parker, W.B. Yeats, Marina Warner and Carol Ann Duffy, as well as extracts from the Gospels.
An eclectic selection of music includes works by Bach, Messiaen, Rautavaara, Robert Parsons, James MacMillan, Massenet and Jacqui Dankworth.
UPDATE : demurely1 responded after she was informed about Anna, recalling a post she had contributed and including a response from Anna’s husband : http://andrew-buchan-fansite.tumblr.com/post/50009766284/demurely1-andrew-buchan-fansite-jody-id#