Gillian Reynolds, Daily Telegraph:
Dennis Marks used to make arts documentaries for BBC Television. They stopped making that sort of thing ages ago. So he brought his eye, ear and sense of history to radio and wonderful series we’ve had from it too, searches for roots in the wilderness of wars and persecutions. I’d rather share his glimpses of St Paul here and Maimonides there than have any other broadcast company.
The Times (29.4.06):
This is history at its most vivid, lacking only pictures to be perfect.
Martin Hoyle, Financial Times:
Radio 3′s The Search for Sepharad (9.30pm) is the weekend’s jewel. Dennis Marks continues his fascinating quest.
Dennis Marks has made a number of radio series on historical and cultural subjects over the past few years, as well as presenting whole days on BBC Radio3 devoted to such composers as Verdi, Walton, Berlioz and Janacek. His first series was broadcast seven years ago under the title Faultline and traced a journey through the former Habsburg Empire, beginning in Vienna and travelling West and South via Trieste, Lubljana and Zagreb to Sarajevo, then continuing from Budapest through Transsylvania to the fringes of Western Ukraine.February 26, 2007 No Comments > Read More