Stephen Poliakoff's Private Passions on BBC Radio 3

On Sunday 24th September Stephen Poliakoff was featured as a guest on BBC Radio 3's Private Passions. During the show Stephen discusses with Michael Berkeley how his father witnessed the Russian Revolution as a boy, and how that influence of Russian culture shaped his childhood. He talks too about the importance of trying to observe life with the fresh curiosity of a child, and how his films capture a child's-eye view.

Music choices include Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp; Bach's Cantata "O Jesu Christ, Mein Lebens Licht"; Haydn's Symphony No 49 and Michael Tippett's Concerto for Double String Orchestra. Listen out for Adrian Johnston's beautiful composition from Poliakoff's 2003 production The Lost Prince at 26 minutes.


Listen to


Stephen Poliakoff on


BBC Radio 3's Private Passions

Sunday 24th September 2017