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    Marathon tales

    Silva, H. and Teevan, Colin (2012) Marathon tales. BBC Radio 3, London, UK.

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    Ninety minute radio drama. Synopsis: The original Marathon runner Pheidippides finds himself racing alongside long distance athletes from mythology and more recent times. They all have powerful stories to tell. Pheidippides ..... Alex Lanipekun Pan ..... Kathryn Hunter Atalanta ..... Daisy Lewis Abebe Bikila ..... Richie Campbell John Tarrant ..... Sam Alexander Hippomenes ..... Harry Livingstone Kathrine Switzer ..... Susie Riddell Grete Waitz ..... Marit Kile Onni Niskanen ..... Nils Bergstrand Ella ..... Amaka Okafor Harold Abrahams ..... Patrick Brennan Chris Chataway ..... Joe Sims John Disley ..... Robert Blythe The broadcaster ..... Don Gilet Daughter ..... Lily Teevan Nurse ..... Christine Absolom Marathon Tales was based on many sources including MARATHON WOMAN by Kathrine Switzer and BAREFOOT RUNNER by Paul Rambali Director: David Hunter MARATHON TALES brings together an interweaving set of stories about Marathons and runners over the years. Pheidippides charged with covering an immense distance to seek help from the Spartans is aided by the shepherd god Pan, and joined by an extraordinarily varied collection of athletes. There is Abebe Bikila, the Ethiopian who won the 1960 Marathon in Rome, Atalanta, the formidable mythical figure who ran naked, John Tarrant, the "Ghost Runner" desperate to prove his amateur status and beat the privileged elite, Kathrine Switzer, the American athlete who ran the Boston Marathon when women weren't allowed in long distance competitions, and Grete Waitz the Norwegian Marathon winner who talks as fast as she runs. On the penultimate day of the London 2012 Olympics MARATHON TALES harnesses the enthusiasm for competitive sport and sets it in an historical but dramatically imaginative context.


    Item Type: Other
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Theatre, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 16:20
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:34


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