In The Middle Of Nowhere (Part 1)

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In The Middle Of Nowhere (Part 1)[1]
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Tim Jerome, Larry Block, Arthur Miller, Nick Ullett, Laura Esterman, Ryan Cutrona
Scripted Actors, 1 hour
Preceded by: Rent A Family (Part 3)
Followed by: In The Middle Of Nowhere (Part 2)

"Oh oh God, oh my arm!."

In The Middle Of Nowhere (Part 1) is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1987.

Cast of characters


  • A prospector is hit by an ambulance, taken on a long circuitous route toward a hospital, and is eventually thrown off a cliff by the driver.
  • Bud, a traveling religious item salesman on his way to Paradise talks with a local in a road house: portable confessionals, the middle of nowhere, mysteries of the universe, seers, comparing a map with a hand.
  • Ray, the ambulance driver talks to a therapist or religious-leader about having lost his way: "I don't have a name, I don't have a place of birth. . ."



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This is a gorgeous, sprawling adventure, with some of the best dialog every captured on tape. After realizing that it's possible to create radio like this, one can only weep to think of the time and tape wasted on hokey comedies and oh George, don't you just adore the daffodils style BBC plays.

I recommend listening to them back to back with a good pair of headphones. There's a lot of stereo structure in the dialog.