One Morning Like a Bird

Japan is at war with China – austerity and conscription are in the air and closing in on Yuji Takano, a young poet desperate to pursue his dreams. It’s New Year’s Eve and Yuji prepares to welcome in 1940 – The Year of the Dragon.

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 12th-23rd January 2009 at 22:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Andrew Miller
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Michael Maloney
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Grande Polonaise Brilliante with preceding Andante spianato op.22 by Frederick Chopin Polonaises, Hanayagi by Ensemble Nipponia & Ozatsuma by Ensemble Nipponia

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