Voice On Record: Episode 21 (Rabelais and Carroll)

Hot off the press from France, 1534 by way of translation by Sir Thomas Urquhart in 1653 we have some bawdy tales of filthy and bad behaviour with the longest list of alternative names for the male member known to humanity. Yes, François Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel read by Hilton Edwards.

Voice On Record is produced and presented by Sean Williams. Each episode features a selection of recordings of the human voice which have been preserved on vinyl. Historic events stand alongside esoteric guides to better bowling. Arid studio recordings are juxtaposed with location recordings rich with fascinating incidental sounds.

Originally broadcast on February 2nd 2010