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99 Words - Episode 2

In the second 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 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 second of a pair of programmes, she introduces contributions from, among others, the artist Keith Critchlow, the human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, the writer Ariel Dorfman and film maker Sally Potter.

Produced by Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Randy Weston and His African Rhythms Trio

    The Healer

    • Zep Tepi.
    • Random Chance.
    • RCD27.
    • 9.
  • Steve Reich

    Nagoya Marimbas

    Performer: Bob Becker, James Preiss

    • Works: 10.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 7559-79451-2.
    • 2.
  • Robert Wyatt

    Gharbzadegi

    • Old Rottenhat.
    • Domino.
    • REWIGLP 43X.
    • 9.
  • John Coltrane

    My Favourite Things

    • My Favourite Things.
    • Four Star.
    • 40071.
    • 1.
  • Wake Up Little Sparrow

    Lizz Wright

    • Dreaming Wide Awake.
    • Verve.
    • 4069.
    • 7.
  • Nitin Sawhney

    Tides

    • Beyond Skin.
    • Outcaste.
    • CASTE 9CD.
    • 5.
  • Bheki Mseleku

    Thula Mtwana

    • Star Seeding.
    • Polygram.
    • 529142.
    • 3.
  • Oumou SangarĂ©

    Djorolen

    • Oumou.
    • World Circus.
    • WCD067.
    • 8.

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