99 Words - Episode 1
In the first of two programmes, Liz Gray asks friends, colleagues, artists and political figures, 'If you had breath for no more than 99 words, what would they be?'.
When Liz Gray found herself limited, forced into a strange period of enforced retreat by a whiplash injury the following question came to her mind: if you had breath for no more than 99 words, what would they be?
She began asking friends, colleagues, artists and political figures she admired, gathering together a collection of 99 responses.
In the first of a pair of programmes, she describes the genesis of her '99 Words' project and introduces contributions from, among others, Jeanette Winterson, Robert Wyatt, Scilla Elworthy and Diana Athill.
Produced by Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.