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SOMETHING UNDERSTOOD
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SOMETHING UNDERSTOOD
Sundays 06:05-06:35
Rpt: Sunday 23:30-24:00
Each week the programme examines some of the larger questions of life, taking a spiritual theme and exploring it through music, prose and poetry.
Programme details: Sunday 1st February 2009
Running On Empty

Today’s programme was presented by Blake Morrison.

The readers were Radica Anikpe and Jonathan Keeble.

Readings and Music

ARCHIVE: 1981 London Marathon commentary – race start
(BBC R2 The World This Weekend, 29.3.81).

READING: Alan Sillitoe: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner  p.19
(pub. Harper Perennial Modern Classics).

MUSIC: Air: Run  (from CD Walkie Talkie)
Source CDV2980 tr. 3
Pub. Revolvair

READING: Murakami: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running  p.110-111
(pub. Harvill Secker)

MUSIC: Debussy: Etude – Pour Les Agréments
(from CD Debussy)
Roger Woodward (piano)
ABC 454 512-2 tr. 15

READING: Alan Sillitoe: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner p.11
(pub. Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

MUSIC: Vaughan Williams: Running Set
(from CD Ralph Vaughan Williams)
London SO/Richard Hickox (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 10001 tr. 6

ARCHIVE: 1981 London Marathon commentary – they’re off
(BBC R2 The World This Weekend, 29.3.81)

READING: Murakami: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running p.16-17
(pub. Harvill Secker)

MUSIC: Lovin’ Spoonful: Summer in the City 

READING: WH Davies: Leisure
Selected Poems (Pub. OUP) 

MUSIC: Thomas Morley: Stay heart, run not so fast
(from CD Ayres & Madrigals)
Consort of Musicke/Anthony Rooley (director)
Oiseau Lyre 436 862 2 tr. 7

READING: Thom Gunn: On the Move ‘Man, You Gotta Go’
(from The Sense of Movement, Pub. Faber)

MUSIC: Bert Jansch: Running From Home
(from CD The Gardener, The Essential Bert Jansch)
Transatlantic/Demon TDEMCD9 tr. 3
pub. Logo Songs Ltd

READING: Sharon Olds: The Race
From The Father (pub. Random House/Alfred A Knopf)

MUSIC: Alan Silvestri: Run Forrest Run
(from CD Forrest Gump – Original Film Score)
Epic 477 369 2 tr. 4
Pub. Ensign Music Corp.

MUSIC: Air: Run (from CD Walkie Talkie)
Source CDV2980 tr. 3
Pub. Revolvair

ARCHIVE: 1981 London Marathon commentary – finish line
(BBC R2 The World This Weekend, 29.3.81)

This edition of Something Understood was a Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
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