Absolutely Productions proudly presents its first poetry half hour on BBC Radio 4 this festive season. Andrew Greig recounts in poetic sequence the tale of his open dinghy voyage from Stromness in Scapa Flow to an overnight stay on Cava island. In a small boat in open waters he found a new element to live in and a new metaphor for life. He captures it in a poetry sequence of moving simplicity. “ in the middle of life, halfway over, we pitch on a gurly sea.” Written in six weeks, Found at Sea is a ‘very wee epic’, as Andrew calls it himself, about sailing, male friendship and a voyage to find a way through the rest of life by recalling the lives they’ve lived before.
Jane Anderson Radio Editor for The Radio Times in her preview of the holiday season’s Radio treats wrote:
"… and finally my favourite festive offering, the sublime poetry of Found at Sea"
You can also listen to author and narrator Andrew Greig on The Culture Show with Stuart Cosgrove on BBC Radio Scotland on December 23rd at 3:15pm.
TX: Sunday 28th December 2014 at 4:30pm
Rpt: Saturday 3rd January 2015 at 11:30pm
Narrator – Andrew Greig
Skip – Lewis Howden
Crew – Tam Dean Burn
Musician – Rachel Newton
Sound Design – Lee McPhail
Director – Marilyn Imrie
Producer – Gordon Kennedy
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