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Dark Is a Long Way


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Written by David Scott Blackhall.
The experience of a man who went blind in hospital.
[Starring] Hugh Burden
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 9)

The story David Scott Blackhall has told covers the months he spent in a London eye-hospital undergoing a series of operations which failed to save his sight. Under the stress of his ordeal he composed some 50 lines of verse, which a nurse wrote down for him. When he was home again he wrote his radio script, weaving it around the poem.
He hopes that his script will give the listener 'momentary awareness of the words and thoughts, the voices and sounds which jostle each other in that no-man's-land between sunlight and shadow'.


Writer: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: David Thomson
Narrator: Bernard Hepton
The patient: Hugh Burden
The nurses: Ann Chatterley
The nurses: Ysanne Churchman
The nurses: Anne Cullen

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