Friday, 12 February 2010

There's Something About Eels ...

There's Something About Eels … which won the 2009 AWGIE (Australian Writers’ Guild) Award for best Original Radio Script, is being repeated on Saturday 20 February. Produced by ABC Radio National the piece is written & narrated by me (Noëlle), produced by Sharon Davis and sound engineered by Russell Stapleton.

The eel has an image problem. Koalas, giant pandas, dolphins, butterflies, kittens—some of nature’s creatures are Hallmark-cute and appealing. Others inspire respect and awe. But some—like the eel—make us shudder. A slippery fish that lurks in the mud of river beds, or coils up from the ocean floor to scare divers. But there’s much more to the eel than meets the eye. It’s an elusive creature, and a tasty one—eels are one of the human race’s survival foods. A creature with not only a remarkable life cycle, but also one with a long cultural history across cultures and continents. There's Something About Eels … combines science, literature, history, anecdote, reverie and culinary art in a radio portrait of this maligned, misunderstood and unusual creature.

ABC Radio National: 360documentaries

Saturday 20 February at 2:00 pm
Wednesday 24 February at 1:00 pm
downloadable for 4 weeks after initial broadcast

Hope you can listen.

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