Green Bay celebrates with two network commissions

11th April 2004

A 90-minute performance documentary, Playing Elizabeth's Tune, will be screened on BBC4. The story of survival at the court of the Virgin Queen looks at how William Byrd, father of English music and devout Catholic, composed in defiance of the politics of newly-Protestant England.

The production, signed by BBC4 controller Roly Keating and BBC Wales head of music David Jackson, will feature The Tallis Scholars, one of the world's foremost vocal ensembles.

Meanwhile, Lucy Hetherington, the editor of BBC4's Profile strand, has commissioned Green Bay to produce a biography of celebrated Welsh writer and traveller Jan Morris.

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