iPlayer Radio What's New?
Listen
A Short Gentleman - Episode 1
Image for A Slow Air

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

A Slow Air

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 December 2012

by David Harrower.

Siblings Morna and Athol haven't spoken to each other for fourteen years. As they recount their troubled history, they tell the story of modern Scotland.

Athol lives in Houston, round the corner from where the Glasgow Airport bombers planned their raid in 2007. He believes that only Scotland could produce such 'crap terrorists'. Dyed-in-the-wool SNP supporter Morna remembers the good old days of well-intended protest. As they talk, their differences - political, social, even musical - begin to seem less important.

David Harrower is one of Scotland's leading playwrights. His work includes BLACKBIRD, KNIVES IN HENS and 365 as well as many adaptations and translations. BLACKBIRD was an astonishing tour de force and has received international acclaim. His play, GOOD WITH PEOPLE and his translation of Schiller's MARY STUART have recently been broadcast on radio.

Director ..... David Harrower

Producer ..... Gaynor Macfarlane.

Credits

Athol
Lewis Howden
Morna
Susan Vidler
Director
David Harrower
Producer
Gaynor MacFarlane
Writer
David Harrower

Broadcasts

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.