123 posts about Drama on this blog
Monday 29 April 2013, 14:59
Ian McMillan explains how the story of his parents romance during World War II inspired his afternoon drama written using an unusual rhyming technique.
Thursday 21 March 2013, 16:09
Martha Littlehailes, Senior Studio Manager in the London Radio Drama team, explains how her team created the sound world of 1880s Arizona mining country for the production of Elmore Leonard’s Hombre.
Monday 4 March 2013, 10:28
"Very rarely do you see actors taking photos on their phones before a table read starts." Actress Natalie Dormer recounts the star-studded read-through for the radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere.
Friday 22 February 2013, 14:28
Tanika Gupta describes how she adapted Bibhuti Bhushan Banerji's novel Pather Panchali - Song of The Road for radio drama.
Monday 18 February 2013, 09:50
Marc Beeby, the producer of fantasy series Pilgrim, explains how to create a radio giant using a bass drum, a chain, and some audio reverb.
Friday 15 February 2013, 17:31
Celebrating 90 years of radio drama at the BBC.
Tuesday 22 January 2013, 15:09
Armistead Maupin blogs about Tales of the City, his saga of San Francisco life and culture which started as a newspaper serial in the San Francisco Chronicle, became a literary sensation and is now a 15 minute Drama on Radio 4.
Thursday 20 December 2012, 12:11
Lewis Carroll's fantastical story collides with Radio 4 in Stephen Wyatt's dramatisation.
Monday 17 December 2012, 13:46
Simon Tuff, Principal Technologist for BBC Audion and Music Technology Team explains the different file formats available for Radio 4's Satuday Drama, Pinocchio.
Wednesday 12 December 2012, 10:49
‘The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman’, a radio play with a difference. It is new and modern, and ancient and traditional, all at once.
Monday 10 December 2012, 15:14
I felt Pinocchio was a journey of a boy learning to navigate life. Who leaps before he thinks, who strikes out before he knows the consequences.
Wednesday 21 November 2012, 10:18
Editor's note: The Mysterious Case of Maria is the Radio 4 Afternoon Drama on 22 November. Unusually for a radio drama, it was written by a team of young writers. Here, one of the writers, Corey Montague-Sholay, writes about what it was like to be involved. PMcD
"Maria's case found me in an unexpected...
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.
Wednesday 17 October 2012, 10:37
Editor's Note: Bloody Poetry is part of The Gothic Imagination series on Radio 4 which includes new drama adaptations of Dracula and Frankenstein. You can hear Bloody Poetry on Saturday 20 October at 2.30pm and for seven days on the Radio Player. PM
Getting the opportunity to direct Bloody Poetry...
Monday 8 October 2012, 13:10
Editor's note: This week Radio 4 begins The Gothic Imagination series on Radio 4 with a dramatisation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. You can hear the programme on Sunday 14 October at 3pm. The novel was adapted for Radio 4 by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, an award winning writer for stage, screen and radio, here, we...
Wednesday 19 September 2012, 12:30
Editor's Note: The first episode of Far From the Madding Crowd, adapted from the classic Thomas Hardy novel, is being broadcast on Radio 4 at 3pm on Sunday 23rd September. Producer and director Jessica Dromgoole writes below about adapting the book for Radio 4's Classic Serial - CM.
When a three...
Tuesday 28 August 2012, 10:00
Editors note: You can hear Jack's Return Home on Radio 4 on Tuesday 28 August 2012, 23:00. Here, Nick Perry writes about the dramatisation of the 1970s crime novel by Ted Lewis that became the film Get Carter. PMcD
You've probably seen Michael Caine in Get Carter but it's less likely that you...
Tuesday 17 April 2012, 12:03
Editor's note: Philip Palmer is the writer of the new Radio 4 drama series, Red and Blue. Red and Blue, a journey into the world of the wargame, is being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 over three consecutive Wednesdays; 11, 18 and 25 April. PMcD.
When I was a lad, we used to play cowboys and Indians down...
Thursday 15 March 2012, 12:45
Editor's Note: Stephen Wakelam is the writer of the play Waiting For The Boatman. The programme is broadcast on Friday 16 March on BBC Radio 4 as the Afternoon Drama. PM
It was the director, Sasha Yevtushenko, who suggested to me - maybe three years ago - the idea for a play about the painter Caravaggio...
Thursday 23 February 2012, 17:41
It was an immediate sensation. Her funny, sharp dialogue, vivid characters, the uncompromising picture of young, ordinary...
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