17 Jan 2013

Doctor Big Man

From Letters to Sibelius, 12:00 pm on 17 January 2013
Margaret, Marshal Walker's maid in South Africa, holding one of Marshall's daughters.

Margaret, Marshal Walker's maid in South Africa, holding one of Marshall's daughters. Photo: Marshall Walker

Walker escapes dreary post-war Glasgow and emigrates to South Africa where he becomes involved in the anti-Apartheid movement. However he becomes gravely ill with encephalitis. As always, Sibelius is his comfort and his means of recovery. 'Doctor Big Man' was a finalist in the Best Music Feature at the 2008 NZ Radio Awards. First broadcast 9 August 2007.