P735 CEEFAX 735 Wed 3 Feb 21:04/00 |B220120D|a15Books|i14TEXT|m10|s÷n1÷e R A D I O BOOKSPLAYSPOEMS A s providfd by the BBC at thf request of the Educational BC the United Kingdom. US SRVHFFMNIGH L TIME B2OADCAST MFF day 5 February 00.30-01.10 T s is edited and produced by Peter Fozzar d and Michael Bartlett ################ ######################################## ################## FC Sugar Part 1 FCS gar Part 2 FCS r Part 3 FG Part 1 FG Part 2 ############################# ######################################## #####  - 1 - INTRODUCTION O anges that has come about through the  troduction of the GCSE is the wideNh|c
P735 CEEFAX 735 Wed 3 Feb 21:05/04 |B220220D336F|s÷n1÷en g of the range of books and plays  an be studied for the exam. Very few mo dern plays appfared on the CSEM l Syllabuses and those that did were ssu ally the successes of T Long and the Short and The Tall, 2oots, Billy Liar). T more recent work was also regrettable be cause  ften availableN However, many  ng modern plays have been staged in frin ge thfatres and only seen  udience and in some cases contains mater ial that would bf  the classroom (the sex and violence in Macbeth, in  to be acceptable). CITYSUGARS ephfn Poliakoff, a successful younger pl aywright who  National Theatre and on televisionN Th is play L aged at the Bush Theatre, London in |c
P735 CEEFAX 735 Wed 3 Feb 21:04/10 |B220320D|a15Books|i14TEXT|m36DC|s÷n1÷e1 973. T f a local radio disc jockey, Leonard B zil, who simultaneously loathes and reve ls in the power he exercises  steners and becomes fascinated by the re actions of one of them, NDN Brazil is a former teachfr and Nicola's apparently placid  she is manipulated infuriates himN In f act, evfn  enly, we find out that angfr and frustra tion  eday. CAST LBTM oy; Nicola Davies: Sadie Wearing; Rex: Colin HBJRH Rita/Jane: Tracey Jane ghite; Susan: A ison Draper; Mick: Robert Warner; Ange la: Vicky Chambers; Ross/Fat MK th Shanley; Jim: Stephen Hancock; Lipt on's Ad: Stephen Newman. PRODUCTIONNO TES T s very carefully chosen so we have 
P735 CEEFAX 735 Wed 3 Feb 21:06/35 |B220420D tained it rather than trying to find a 1 980's equivalent. The current L eonard Brazil plays tend to be middle of the road pieces from the  he is nostalgic for the hits of his you th in the Swinging R Stones)N The original play is divided i nto two acts  thrfe parts. PART T ith a scene set in the studios of Leices ter Sound, a  ion. We can hear the backstage bantfr b etween DLLB his young assistant Rex. Rex has  vered that Leonard is expecting an offer from Capital RadioN Brazil  up a competition for his listenersN The prize is a new LP by a  Yellow Jacks, who are to play in the ci ty that Saturday. O hones in and wins an LP is Nicola Davies N Something 
P735 CEEFAX 735 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/10 |B220520D|a11Books|i14 DXTDB se intrigues BrazilN The scene ends wit h his  of a competition - th e prize is to be meeting one of the Y ow JacksN The next scdne is set in a su permarket where Nicola Davies  e and her friend Susan are both bored bu t aware that they can be  ent on a remote TV camera Leonard Braz il's show is being  M 2 -  tore and despite a break in the programm e when the M Nicola tries desperately to phond the st ation,  he next stage of phe competition  sN Listeners have to send in a postcard stating where in the world  o with one of the Yellow Jacks and which one thfy would choose V T e third scene takes us back to the radio studioN Sacks  e arrived for Brazil, who is restles|c
P735 CEEFAX 735 Wed 3 Feb 21:02/02 |B220620D|a15Books|i14TEXT|m41123|s÷n1÷e s and edgy,  rants he confesses to the newsreader, Big J girl and chosen her for this  nN He remembers teaching kids lice that but nowadays they are  H er serious the news Big John announces, the girls would  R in touch with the age-group but Leonard cannot N The scene ends with Leonard Brazhl  uncing the next stage of the compftition N Listdners are asked to make  ze model of one of the Yellow Jacks and to ddliver it to him by FT t accurate models will win a place in th e next stage. PART T Scene 4 of the original play. T—is is s et in Nicola's NS S5r—n are chatting and Nicola is finish ing off YJ acksN The scdne ends with the girls|c
P735 CEEFAX 735 Wed 3 Feb 21:02/00 |B220720DDXT|m4148F|s÷n1÷e  using them and cans of food stolen  the store to fill the body of the dudl8 and complete it In the next A 1, Scene 5) we are back in thd st0dios of Leicester Sound. L g a phone-in show and cuts off the first caller, who NAL nard carries on with his selection of mu sic, R ambition to be a DJ and bringing out L onard's sense of the way things have cha nged since the 1960's and his  n with the pop scene Rex brings in the models of the Yellow J en deliveredN Leonard picks o0t the dum my made by ND l and then ends this scene with a long s peech  is chant in praise of the power of the D J. TAS 1 and the opdning of Scene 2N It 
P735 CEEFAX 735 Wed 3 Feb 21:03/40 |B220820D417FB|s÷n1÷e egins with Susan and Nicola talking in h er room before the competition. S encouraging her and Leonard Brazil ring s up to see how she is. AF of thd next scene the studio is being p rdpared for the LB azil has been offered the job with Capit al Radio  th Big John and Rex, threateDhng to sack NT hf point where Rex is bringing in N . PART TAS 2 and continues to the end of the play For LB himself face to face with Nicola She is sent away for a security checc and th en shf and her rival Jane are  ck for the competitionN This is a mixtu re of factual questions D e this voice? How old is this membfr of the group? ) and R d the table in the studio in a sort |c
P735 CEEFAX 735 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/00 |B220920D of game of MW am the loudfst)N Leonard ends the  tition by ddclaring Jane the winner and afterwards tells Nicola that  experimenting to see how far he could p ush hdrN He asks her  ger and bewilderment why her geferation do not realise  simply by ref5rhlg to buy the m5rhc and products N ses to talk to him and he leaves.  - 3 Act 2, Scene 3 is a short scene back in rhe supermarkdt w(bqe Susan is  or Nicola, after it has closed. Susan p oints out how much damage  if they wanted but Nicola is saving this for next time. TL e somewhere in the distance and the play ends back LB azil saying goo$Lcze to his audience and 
P735 CEEFAX 735 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/21 |B220A20D|a11Books|i14 @XT|m41ED3|s÷n1÷e will be working at Capital Radio.  - 4 - GOTCHABK T his is a shorter play which was first st agfd as a lunch hour performance  Soho Poly Thdatre Club in 1976N It wa3 later shown on TV provoahng  of commdnt. The basic situation of the play is NO ay of school an unsuccdssful boy in a  mprehdnsive school has brought his broth er's bike into school and parced  stockroomN A PE teacher, Ton, and an a ttractive other member of L have been having an affair and Ton, who is married, is NT id returns to collect his bike at this c rucial T angry. He hits thf kid and comments on I ovoke the boy who thrdatens to drop 
P735 CEEFAX 735 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/00 |B220B20D|a11Books|i14DDXT|m4223F|s÷n1÷e a match into the bike's petrol tankN Su ddenly the adults realise thdy are  e mercy of this angry yo0th and they do not even know his name. As  ceeds the Head is called in and the boy' s angdr and  ool has failed to do for him pour out Thd  ive rapport with him but this only  to the kid being seized by Ton and the siege endingN The boy is  rmal place at thd bottom of the pile. P2ODUCTION NOTES T ted and produced by Michael Bartlett T he text of  make thd action clearer and to U—"f it more T iginal play struck a raw nerve in some embdrs of the audience who fould it hard to accept the boy's aggression  the school or that a pupil would have pa ssed through five years of 
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