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BBC Radio Drama- a powerful force for story telling, audio literature and sound performance

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Dickens in London sound and digital film, animation and photography

The BBC’s weekly output in radio drama is a magnificent creative and cultural achievement unrivalled by any other country in the world. Its significance and contribution to the arts are priceless. The challenge any week is to listen to all of the riches and gifts being broadcast online and  on Radios 4, 3 and 4 Extra.

In the field of scale and innovation BBC Radio has offered four important  production, broadcasting and online podcasting projects in recent months that have engaged with multi-media and deserve discussion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Serious Money and the Art of Austerity, The Browning Version and Rattigan’s Versions, The Apple Tree and But If You Try Sometimes from the Afternoon Play, Richard the Second, Plantagenet, and the Day of the Jackal, Shalom Berlin and a Blind Date with Bloomsday. Radio and Audio Review 19th June 2011

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The book cover to Caryl Churchill's seminal play on the City "Serious Money."

BBC Radio Three's "Money Talks" season started with Caryl Churchill's "Serious Money"

BBC Radio Three has been providing poignant and sharply relevant drama and documentary programmes on the collapse of the domestic and global economy. This is public service broadcasting at its most anxious and perplexing.

As savings and assets evaporate in banking and property collapses, unemployment and inflation soars, and economic confidence implodes most people are helpless and powerless. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm

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Plantagenets, Rattigan’s Flare Path and Letter to My Body: Radio and audio review 10th June 2011

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Edward the First, known as "Longshanks" because of his tall stature.

The Second Series of Mike Walker’s Plantagenets in the Sunday Classic Serial (BBC Radio Four) starts with the sound of England pissing on Scotland followed by William Wallace replacing it with the sound of dripping blood. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 10, 2011 at 11:53 am

Fact and Fiction in BBC Radio Drama- Radio and Audio Review 30th May 2011

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The newly refurbished Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London in 2006. Photo: Tim Crook

In the riches offered up in BBC audio drama over the last week there are powerful and poignant dramatisations of factual history and reality.

They include Mike Walker’s Sunk, David Baddiel’s Superinjunctions and Julia Hollander’s The Kingsnorth Six. Read the rest of this entry »