S2 E14 Hermes & Aphrodite: The Constellation of Aquila
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by Chris Mack & Bibi Jacob
1w ago
How do a slipper and an eagle lead to love?  Hermes explains all.    Written by Chris Mack with Bibi Jacob. Featuring Chris Mack and Bibi Jacob. Sound and production by Geoff Chong.   Discover our new show, Late Night Classics ..read more
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S2 E13 Castor & Polydeuces: The Constellation of Gemini
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by Bibi Jacob
2M ago
You may know them as the Dioscuri - sons of Zeus - or as the Gemini Twins. In this episode discover the very unusal afterlife of the inimitable Castor and Polydeuces. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Starring David Stanley as Polydeuces, Kester Lovelace as Castor and Chris Mack as Hermes. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Recorded at the SACD studios in Paris.  The quote from the Homeric Hymn to the Dioscuri comes from the  Evelyn-White translation ..read more
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S2 E12 The Trojans: 1869 PHILOCTETES
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by Bibi Jacob
4M ago
In this final Trojan episode, the ghosts of the war rise up and tell tales of loss and consolation.  Sensitive listeners be aware  - some of the stories are disturbing. Written and narrated by Bibi Jacob. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Extracts from 17314 Aisakos and 884 Priamus feature Ciaran Cresswell and Les Clack. A thank you to Chloe Dunn ..read more
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S2 E11 The Trojans: 175 ANDROMACHE
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by KJ Dwyer
7M ago
Andromache appears in the university observatory to recount her tragic tale. 175 Andromache is a main-belt asteroid – not a Trojan in the L4 or L5 Lagrange points in Jupiter’s orbit. But since her character is central to the Trojan war, we’ve included her in this special series.  Written and directed by KJ Dwyer. Edited by Bibi Jacob. With Mia Leahy as Dardana and Kate Colebrook as Petra. Original violin and vocal compositions written and performed by Chloe Dunn. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Recorded at the SACD studios, Paris. You can listen to more of Chloe Dunn’s beautiful musi ..read more
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S2 E10 The Trojans: 617 PATROCLUS
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by KJ Dwyer
8M ago
Strange things happen one night, in a university observatory as Éloi struggles to stay awake and observe the 617 Patroclus asteroid. Written and directed by KJ Dwyer. With KJ Dwyer as Elio. Mitchell Moreno as Patroclus. Ken Starcevic as  Menoetius. Bibi Jacob as the radio announcer. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. The actors recorded at the SACD Podcast Studio, Paris. And in London - with huge thanks to Nigel Pilkington ..read more
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S2 E9 The Trojans: 588 ACHILLES
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by Bibi Jacob
8M ago
Achilles, ‘the best of the Greeks’, slaughters Trojans mercilessly as he battles with his own grief and regrets.  Starring Tom Morton. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound by Geoff Chong ..read more
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S2 E8 The Trojans: 112 IPHIGENIA
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by Bibi Jacob & Julie Kayla
9M ago
There’s an eerie stillness in the port town of Aulis when Iphigenia arrives there for her wedding. What exactly will it take to bring back the winds and allow the Greek ships to sail to Troy? An original series co-created with KJ Dwyer, featuring collaborations with several writers. 
With thanks to Chris Mack for the concept of the Trojan asteroids, sparked off in our writers group. Written and performed by Julie Kayla. Directed by Bibi Jacob. Sound and production by Geoff Chong Outro by Bibi Jacob ..read more
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S2 E7 The Trojans: 884 PRIAMUS
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by Bibi Jacob
10M ago
In this second Trojan episode, King Priam remembers all that was lost in the first terrible siege of Troy. An original series co-created with KJ Dwyer, featuring collaborations with several writers.  With thanks to Chris Mack for the concept of the Trojan asteroids, sparked off in our writers group. Starring Les Clack.  Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Original violin compositions and playing by Chloe Dunn. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Recorded at the SACD Podcast Studio, Paris.  If you want to listen to more of Chloe Dunn’s beautiful music, click on the links: becafl ..read more
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S2 E5 Helen: The Constellation of Cygnus
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by Bibi Jacob, Geoff Chong
11M ago
She was known as Helen of Sparta until her face launched a thousand ships and started the Trojan War. Now Helen of Troy examines the multiple versions of her life - sifting through the beauty and sorrow - as the battle rages on outside. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Starring Hester Wilcox as Helen. Original violin, vocal and bodhrán compositions written and performed by Chloe Dunn. Sound and production by Geoff Chong.  If you want to listen to more of Chloe Dunn’s beautiful music, click on the links: becaflor.com / Bècaflor Teaser ..read more
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S2 E4 Themis & Astraea: The Constellation of Virgo
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by Bibi Jacob
1y ago
Where is Justice? Who is she? And what does she have to do with the Trojan war? Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Starring Sandy Bernard and Bibi Jacob. Sound and production by Geoff Chong.   ..read more
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