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Found at Sea

Andrew Greig's sequence of poems about two men's voyage to a remote Orkney island. On the way, they tell stories and share haunting revelations and their hopes for the future.

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.

Cast:
Narrator ............Andrew Greig
Skip ...................Lewis Howden
Crew .................Tam Dean Burn
Musician ............Rachel Newton

Sound Design Lee McPhail
Director Marilyn Imrie

Producer Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Jan 2015 23:30

Broadcasts

  • Sun 28 Dec 2014 16:30
  • Sat 3 Jan 2015 23:30