No Place But the Water - Podcast and Series on BBC Sounds
Series 3 - 'The Library of Everything' will be on Radio 4 & BBC Sounds,
Series 1 - No Place But the Water
There is a hotel on the edge of the water, run by a messy family of dreamers in the middle of nowhere. There is also a pig called Barking. But the food is running out and Birdie thinks they are being watched. And then there's the angel.
Series 2 - Ghosts of the Future
The angel is gone and the rain keeps coming. Cal wants to find his dad and Birdie has been having bad dreams. Now it's time to find out both what's beyond the hotel and what the hotel is still hiding.
When there is no place but the water, where do you go?
‘No Place but the Water’ is a speculative cli-fi drama series and podcast that explores what the world might look like after the Western Antarctic melts and also asks questions about how we offer hospitality to others, how we live closer to the planet when we are forced to and what exactly becomes vital when very little remains. It captures a magical-realist world that is also filled with ghosts. There is a sense of danger, not only of the rising water but also that some terrible act has already happened on the island before their arrival. The hotel itself is a character, sometimes offering its secrets but also stalking the family with its sighs and bells, secret places and shadows of what happened in the past. Ultimately the family discover that the hotel and the forest beyond it, hold the hope of a new kind of life.
Directed by Nadia Molinari.
'Drawing on the magic-realism of Gabriel García Márquez and the horror of Stephen King;the hotel itself has a strange hold on the occupants,extolling visions from the past like a climate-conscious version of The Shining’s Overlook. An intelligent drama with heart.'
'Marshall Griffiths' encapsulates all that is good and bad in people, returning the listener to Auden’s poetic words, but with a caveat: to love the Earth too.'
In the future - could this really happen?
No Place But the Water - Linda Marshall Griffihts
No Place But the Water - Linda Marshall Griffiths