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  • Artist: Kyla Brettle
  • Title: Toby Guthrie Coils the Spring MP3
  • Album: Toby Guthrie Coils the Spring
  • Year: 2004
  • Length: 39:42 minutes (36.35 MB)
  • Format: Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
  • Stats: , 0 downloads, 12 plays
EMERGENCY P2: Toby Guthrie Coils the Spring

Audio: EMERGENCY P2: Toby Guthrie Coils the Spring

Now we wait, coil the spring; prepare to pounce when the buzzer goes off - we may get a job in a minute or we may get a job in five hours, I don't know.

TOBY GUTHRIE COILS THE SPRING is a gentle and intimate story of living on the edge, waiting for a disaster.

A day in the life portrait of Toby Guthrie, an ambulance paramedic working in Melbourne, the program follows the stops and starts of a regular 12-hour shift on the road. As Toby takes us through his day we explore what drove him to become a paramedic and why he thinks it's the best job in the world. When Toby puts on his paramedic uniform he feels able to do things and be someone he otherwise isn't. The uniform is also a ticket to the world where the other half lives - a confronting place of poignant stories and hard truths that challenge Toby's perspective on his own life and society.

Featuring:
Toby Guthrie & Nareeda Miller

Credits:
Produced, Recorded and Edited by Kyla Brettle
Executive Producer: Tony MacGregor
Final Audio mix by Tim Symonds at ABC Studios in Southbank, Melbourne, Australia.

All music used in the program is derived from from Morphine's Cure For Pain, The Night and Like Swimming.

Commissioned by Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio National, Radio Eye

A warm thank you to The Melbourne Ambulance Service, Brent Clough, John Diver, Michelle Matthews and Tim Symonds.

© ABC Radio National and Kyla Brettle 2004

Photograph by Kyla Brettle. Image design by John Diver

Broadcasts:

  • Radio Netherlands, Vox Humana, Oct 2004
  • ABC RN Radio Eye Saturday May 2005
  • ABC RN Radio Eye, Saturday Feb 2006

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