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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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A Lost Generation of Young Italians and Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day via Harold Pinter’s screenplay

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Cover of the novel 'The Young Italians' by Amanda Prantera

Why do Italy’s hard working idealistic and well educated young people have to flee abroad to pursue their hopes and dreams, and the chance to catch an audio screenplay dramatisation of Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day.

A half hour R4 documentary convincingly argued that ‘Italy is losing its young, talented professionals, driven out by a stagnant domestic economy and an entrenched employment market riddled with patronage and nepotism. As the Prime Minister advocates marrying someone wealthy as a means to get ahead, more and more young Italians are choosing to find work, recognition and respect abroad.’ Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Written by libertarianspirit

June 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Posted in Radio and Audio Review

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