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I like hearing classic literature presented in new forms. This was certainly
true of Poe's The Raven, which has been made the subject of a satiric song. The Bells in the Batfry troupe know no
bounda; they are happy to guy any so-called classic texts. In Episode 124, first aired on Hallowe'en last year (2011), they
performed a "dramatic reading" of Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow; the reading is certainly 'dramatic,' and not
what anyone might expect. It's certainly not like the rather staid performance given by Martin Jarvis and regularly broadcast
on Radio 4 Extra.
If listeners fancy something quirky, and are prepared to see sacred cows being sacrificed,
then Bells in the Batfry is ideal fare.