The Essay

BBC Radio 3
Producer: Justine Willett

Continuing the Sound of Cinema season, ballerina, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull gives a dancer's take on Powell and Pressburger's best-known film, the 1948 classic The Red Shoes, starring Moira Shearer, and based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale.

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, together known as The Archers, were one of the most influential and audacious film-makers of the 1930s and 40s. Their groundbreaking works include: The Red Shoes, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, A Matter of Life and Death and Black Narcissus.

Written and read by Deborah Bull.