Tuesday 20 November 2012, 16:23
Editor's note: The Count of Monte Cristo is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from Sunday 25th November. It has been adapted for radio by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. The following blog was written by the producers Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko. - CM.
Monday 6 February 2012, 15:26
Dickens described London as a "Magic Lantern spectacle".
Everyone knows the line about how speech radio wins out over some other mediums ("because the pictures are better") and although putting pictures together to complement a radio programme sounds quite straightforward, getting it right can...
Friday 3 February 2012, 12:03
Ed's note: On the blog we've been featuring the Play of the Week podcast that's available on Fridays to download and keep. This week's drama Sea Change is from Radio 3 rather than Radio 4 which is perhaps even more reason to feature it here in case some of you missed it. It tells the story of the struggle...
Sunday 27 November 2011, 12:01
In the run-up to the bicentenary of Dickens's birth in February 2012, BBC Radio and BBC TV will be doing the master-storyteller proud, with new productions of four of the novels, and a whole host of other programming, starting with Penelope Wilton...
Thursday 7 July 2011, 11:00
Brian Sibley is a bit of a legend in radio. Presenter (Radio 4 arts programme Kaleidoscope and the World Service arts magazine Meridian), contributor and playwright, he paired up with writer Michael Bakewell on the classic dramatisation of Lord of the Rings, he did the complete Narnia series, and...
Thursday 11 February 2010, 10:20
Editor's note: SWYWTH's Facebook page has pics, news from the project and, of course, SWYWTHs - SB.
What is a SWYWTH? What is your SWYWTH? Is it that secret something you say to yourself every day when you look in the mirror? Something that constantly echoes in your mind? Something that, finally, really...
Tuesday 27 October 2009, 12:00
Of course making a Hollywood film, or directing at the National Theatre may be all very well (I wouldn't know as I haven't done either) but there are times when there is simply nothing more rewarding than being in the radio studio working on a really meaty drama serial. Over the last few months I've...
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