Date: 9th-13th January 2017
"On Kosovo Field"- BBC Radio 4
  • Chain Of Keys (unreleased demo)
  • Pity For The Old Road (unreleased demo)
  • The Wheel (unreleased demo)
  • The Red Road (unreleased demo)
  • Dance On The Mountain (unreleased demo)
  • Where Is Our City? (unreleased demo)
  • Clothes Of Grief (unreleased demo)
"On Kosovo Field" is broadcast on Radio 4 on Monday 9 – Friday 13 January at 10.45am.

Writer Fin Kennedy’s starting point was PJ Harvey’s rich material, and the images from the songs and poems are weaved through the drama as well as the song demos themselves. Kennedy and producer Nadia Molinari also travelled to Kosovo, where they retraced some of Harvey’s steps and also spent time talking to journalists, politicians and human rights activists currently working on conflict resolution and reconciliation in Kosovo.

On Kosovo Field is the search for an identity via a road trip back through a lost heritage. The two central characters are two Kosovan-born siblings Rebeka (played by Michelle Keegan) and her younger brother Dardan (played by Nico Mirallegro) who were brought to Manchester as unaccompanied minors under a special evacuation programme during the conflict in 1999. The siblings, now adults, return to Kosovo after a mass grave is discovered close to their native village.

They discover a young nation striving to forge a path for hope and reconciliation and realise that they too must journey into their past to move on. They carry a set of keys, given to them by a neighbour before they left, offering the chance to unlock their home and, with it, their memories. They are forced to confront the painful truth of what happened to their parents.





Date: 25th March 2011
The Verb - BBC Radio 3
  • Written On The Forehead
  • Interview
  • The Last Living Rose
Interview with Polly Harvey and solo performance.





Date: 19th February 2011
Rob Da Bank - BBC Radio 1
  • Interview
  • The Words That Maketh Murder
  • Bitter Branches
  • Written On The Forehead
Interview with Polly Harvey and performance by Polly Harvey, Mick Harvey, John Parish and Jean Marc Butty.





Date: 17th February 2011
Absolute Radio
  • Interview
  • Let England Shake
  • The Words That Maketh Murder
Interview with Polly Harvey and performance by Polly Harvey, Mick Harvey, John Parish and Jean Marc Butty.





Date: 9th February 2011
Steve Lamaq - BBC6 Music London
  • Interview
Interview with Polly Harvey. All tracks from 'Let England Shake' played throughout the day on BBC6 Music





Date: 7th February 2011
Session - BBC Radio 2 London - The Radcliffe and Maconie Show
  • Interview
  • The Words That Maketh Murder
  • Bitter Branches
  • The Last Living Rose
  • Written On The Forehead
  • + Polly's Show & Tell: Howlin Wolf - Back Door Man
Performance by Polly Harvey, Mick Harvey, John Parish and Jean Marc Butty.





Date: 7th February 2011
Front Row - BBC Radio 4 London
  • Interview
Interview with Polly Harvey.





Date: 1st December 2010
Namone - BBC Radio 6 London
  • Interview
  • Written On The Forehead (Album version)
Interview with Polly Harvey.





Date: 30th November 2010
Zane Lowe - BBC Radio 1 London
  • Interview
  • Written On The Forehead (Album version)
Interview with Polly Harvey.





Date: 29th April 2009
Session - BBC Radio 2 London with Stuart Maconie
  • Interview
  • Black Hearted Love
  • Interview
  • Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen
  • Leaving California
  • Interview
Performance by Polly Harvey, John Parish, Eric Drew Feldman, Giovanni Ferrario and Jean Marc Butty.





Date: 20th April 2009
Session - BBC Radio 1 London with Colin Murray
  • Interview
  • The Soldier
  • Interview
Performance by Polly Harvey and John Parish.





Date: 31st March 2009
Session - BBC Radio 4 London
  • Interview
  • Black Hearted Love
  • Interview
  • Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen
  • Interview
Performance by Polly Harvey, John Parish, Eric Drew Feldman, Giovanni Ferrario and Jean Marc Butty.





Date: 1st April 2009
Front Row - BBC Radio 4 London
  • Interview
Interview with Polly Harvey and John Parish.





Date: 31st March 2009
Zane Lowe - XFM London
  • Interview
Interview with Polly Harvey & John Parish.





Date: 30th March 2009
George Lamb's The Hub - BBC Radio 6 London
  • Interview
  • Black Hearted Love
  • Interview
  • Leaving California
Performance by Polly Harvey, John Parish, Eric Drew Feldman, Giovanni Ferrario and Jean Marc Butty.





Date: 20th April 2008
Private Passions - BBC Radio 3 London
  • Interview





Date: 23rd March 2008
BBC Radio 6 London with Guy Garvey
  • Interview





Date: 5th November 2007
Womens Hour - BBC Radio 4 London
  • Interview
  • Grow Grow Grow
Solo performance by Polly.





Date: 10th November 2007
Gary Crowley - BBC Radio London
  • Interview
  • The Piano
  • Grow Grow Grow
Solo performance by Polly.





Date: 7th November 2007
George Lamb - BBC6 Music
  • Interview
  • White Chalk
  • The Mountain
Solo performance by Polly.





Date: 27th September 2007
Front Row - BBC Radio 4
  • Interview





Date: 26th September 2007
Zane Lowe - BBC Radio 1
  • Interview
  • White Chalk
  • Silence
Solo performance by Polly.





Date: 16th December 2004
John Peel Tribute Night - BBC Radio 2
  • Horses In My Dreams
  • Fountain
  • You Come Through
This tribute was performed by Polly Jean Harvey and Josh Klinghoffer.





Date: 22nd May 2004
Johnathan Ross show BBC Radio 2
  • The Letter
This acoustic session was performed by Polly Jean Harvey and Josh Klinghoffer.





Date: 20th May 2004
Peel Session
  • The Letter
  • Uh Huh Her
  • Cat On The Wall
  • Evol
  • Shame
This session was performed by Polly Jean Harvey, Rob Ellis, Josh Klinghoffer & Dingo.





Date: 4h September 2001
Live Lounge with Jo Whiley
  • Interview
  • This Is Love
  • You Said Something
This session was performed by Polly Jean Harvey, Rob Ellis, Tim Farthing, Margaret Fiedler & Eric Drew Feldman.





Date: 8th January 2001
Evening Session with Steve Lamacq
  • Interview
  • 66 Promises
  • A Place Called Home
  • Angelene (Piano version)
This session was performed by Polly Jean Harvey, Rob Ellis & Tim Farthing





Date: 20th December 2000
Peel Session
  • This Wicked Tongue
  • Somebody's Down Somebody's Name
  • Kamikaze
  • Beautiful Feeling
  • Nickel Under The Foot
This session was performed by Polly Jean Harvey, Rob Ellis, Tim Farthing, Margaret Fiedler & Eric Drew Feldman.





Date: 26th October 2000
Recorded live at Coal Exchange, Cardiff .Broadcast live on BBC Radio1
  • This Wicked Tongue
  • The Whores Hustle...
  • Send His Love To Me
  • Good Fortune
  • A Place Called Home
  • Hair
  • One Line
  • Man-Size
  • Big Exit
  • Kamikaze
  • This Is Love
  • Dry
  • Somebody's Down Somebody's Name
  • The Mess We're In (Solo)
  • 30
This concert was held as a part of the Radio1 Live In Cardiff week. Support was by Tystion and Clinic.A new song was showcased at the end, to be released.





Date: 18th October 2000
Evening Session with Steve Lamacq
  • Good Fortune (Album Version)
  • Interview
  • Big Exit (Album Version)
  • Interview
  • This Mess We're In (Album Version)
Interview recorded in a pub around the corner from BBC studios.Thanks to Mike Algie for that!





Date: 1st April 1999
Recorded live at Improv Theatre, London for John Peel's 60th birthday party.Broadcast live on BBC Radio1
  • Dry
  • Man-size
  • Legs
  • Angelene
  • C'mon Billy
  • Rid Of Me
  • Teclo
  • Send His Love To Me
  • 50Ft Queenie
  • Oh My Lover
This concert was to celebrate John Peel's 60th birthday. The set was performed by Polly Jean Harvey and John Parish.Echo & The Bunnymen headlined the gig.





Date: September 1998
Recorded live at Maida Vale during the Evening Session with Steve Lamacq and The John Peel Show
  • The Sky Lit Up
  • Joy
  • The Garden
  • My Beautiful Leah
  • Catherine
  • A Perfect Day Elise
  • Electric Light
  • Taut
This extra length session was recorded live in the studio to promote 'Is This Desire?'





Date: 11th November 1996
Recorded live at The Astoria, London
  • Rope Bridge Crossing
  • City Of No Sun
  • Urn With Dead Flowers In A Drained Pool
  • Civil War Correspondent
  • Taut
  • Dance Hall At Louse Point
  • Un Cercle Autour Du Soleil
  • Losing Ground
  • Heela
  • Is That All There Is?
This live show was performed by Polly Jean Harvey, John Parish, Jeremy Hogg, Eric Feldman, & Rob Ellis.
The show was part of BBC Radio1's Live In Soho week.





Date: 21st September 1996
Peel Session
  • Losing Ground
  • Taut
  • Snake
  • That Was My Veil
This session was performed by Polly Jean Harvey and John Parish





Date: Unknown
Peel Session
  • Civil War Correspondant
  • Urn With Dead Flowers In A Drained Pool
  • Un Cercle Autour Du Soleil
  • City Of No Sun
This session was performed by Polly Jean Harvey and John Parish





Date: 21st June 1995
Evening Session with Steve Lamacq
  • Long Time Coming
  • Harder
  • C'mon Billy
  • The Dancer
This version of 'Long Time Coming' was used for the B-side of 'Send His Love To Me'





Date: 22nd February 1995
Evening Session with Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley
  • Interview
The interview was recorded to promote 'To Bring You My Love'





Date: 18th October 1993
Evening Session with Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley
  • Interview
  • 50Ft Queenie
  • Wang Dang Doodle
Polly Harvey performed the two songs alone and played live in the studio





Date: April 1993
Evening Session with Mark Goodier
  • Interview
  • 50Ft Queenie (Album Version)
  • Man-size (Album Version)
This interview was recorded to promote the release of 'Rid Of Me'





Date: 12th March 1993
Peel Session
  • Primed & Ticking
  • Claudine, The Inflatable One
  • Wang Dang Doodle
  • Naked Cousin
This was an exclusive session for the John Peel show only.
'Claudine, The Inflatable One' 'Primed & Ticking' and this version of 'Naked Cousin' remain unreleased.





Date: 28th October 1992
Peel Session
  • Highway 61 Revisited
  • Me-Jane
  • Ecstasy
This session was recorded to promote the forthcoming release of 'Rid Of Me'





Date: 1st May 1992
Peel Session
  • Highway 61 Revisited
  • Rid Of Me
Polly 'dropped' into the BBC Radio1 studios and recorded these two tracks live in the studio during John Peel's show.
Later that evening Polly performed solo at The White Horse pub and debuted 'Missing'





Date: 29th August 1991
Peel Session
  • Oh My Lover
  • Victory
  • Sheela-Na-Gig
  • Water
This was the first PJ Harvey BBC Radio Session
This session was later released by Strange Fruit/Too Pure as a mini album







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