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Subseries 3.3
Scripts by Frank Ormsby, 1970-1989
Box 24: folders 1-11

Scope and Content Note

Across his career, Ormsby has been involved with literary programs written and presented for radio audiences. His various scripts are arranged chronologically by either the recording date or the transmission date. In some cases, Ormsby read parts himself. Most scripts were prepared for BBC Northern Ireland.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Box Folder Content
24 1 "Soundings," TS, transmission: 6 September 1970, BBC Northern Ireland, Radio Ulster
24 2 "Words Alone I," TS, transmission: 3 January 1971, BBC Northern Ireland, Radio Ulster [Compilation by Michael Longley; Ormsby reads "Gypsies"]
24 3 "Prospect," TS, transmission: 4 January 1972, BBC Northern Ireland, Radio Ulster
24 4 "Three Days in Lourdes," MS, TS, transmission: 9 July 1978, BBC Northern Ireland, Radio Ulster
24 5 "Meet the Divine Amanda," MS, TS, transmission: 12 February 1988, BBC Northern Ireland, Radio Ulster
24 6 "The Long Embrace," TS, transmission: 14 February 1988, BBC Northern Ireland, Radio Ulster, [includes correspondence from producer] [See also Subseries 3.2: Prose by Ormsby (essays), "The Long Embrace"]
24 7 "Sketches of Britain," TS, transmission: 20 February 1988, BBC Northern Ireland, Radio Ulster
24 8 "Poets in Person: Frank Ormsby," TS, recorded: 25 June 1988, BBC Northern Ireland, Radio Ulster
24 9 "Explorations / Love," TS, recorded: 17 March 1989, BBC Northern Ireland, Radio Ulster
24 10 "Today & Yesterday in Northern Ireland: Setanta," TS, transmission: 16 August 1989, BBC Northern Ireland, Radio Ulster
24 11 Untitled, TS, undated [includes: gypsy characters, Ormsby as narrator]
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