Friday 15th January 2010

Two items from the Pepys’ Diary email list:

First, for those in the UK, BBC FOUR has a programme called Mr Pepys’s Diary on Monday 18th January at 10pm:

Clarissa Dickson Wright, Tony Benn and Sir Richard Eyre join Claire Tomalin and other Pepys devotees to bring you the sensuous and extraordinary world of his diaries. Gourmet tastes mingle with adulterous liaisons, naval bureaucracy and the Great Fire, as Pepys records his detailed observations of London society. The documentary explores how this first great English diary continues to chime with modern readers’ lives.

I assume it will be on iPlayer after the event, but again for UK residents only.

Second, a company called Aimer Media has just released a 59p/$0.99 app for the iPhone and iPod Touch based on the diary (iTunes link). It currently only includes the text for 1660 but they’re looking for ideas on how to make it more interesting.

2 Comments

wisteria53   Link to this

Sadly, it wasn't on iPlayer either.... wish I had seen this link earlier!

Bradford   Link to this

Pepys on BBC Radio 3:

An installment of the Proms Literary Festival: <<Historian Jenny Uglow and journalist and author Max Hastings join presenter Ian McMillan for performed extracts (read by Nicholas Rowe) and discussion to mark the 350 years since Samuel Pepys started the most influential diary in British history."
Available for a week from 3 August 2010:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t1zsj

A lively, enjoyable discussion which should strike chords with site regulars. Good, well-read extracts too, from 1660 (seeing the Queen), 1667, and the famous passage about the onset of the Fire.

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