Radio is not new territory for Pinter - he wrote his first radio play, A Slight Ache, in 1958 - and there is little doubt that as a medium it is eminently suited to his style, where each word is hand-picked for maximum, often disturbing, effect. The metallic voice of Lloyd Pack's mountain guard [in Voices], rasping: "It's forbidden," jars with the hazy recollections of Rebecca from Ashes to Ashes (played by Hille), watching "the man I'd given my heart to... tear all the babies from the arms of their screaming mothers".If you missed the play last night you can hear it for a limited time via the Radio 3 website.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Guild member Harold Pinter celebrated his 75th birthday this month with a new play, Voices, on Radio 3. Alice Jones talks to him in The Independent.