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134 posts about Drama on this blog

  1. A Hospital Odyssey

    Tuesday 24 June 2014, 11:01

    Gwyneth Lewis Gwyneth Lewis Poet, Author, Writer

    Gwyneth Lewis was the first Poet Laureate of Wales. She wrote her original poem A Hospital Odyssey drawing on very personal experience after her husband was diagnosed with cancer. For the Radio 4 Blog she writes about those experiences that inspired the work.

     

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  2. Dangerous Visions - The Illustrated Man

    Friday 13 June 2014, 15:12

    Radio 4 Radio 4

    Radio 4’s latest Dangerous Visions season returns with Iain Glen as the Illustrated Man in a dramatisation of Ray Bradbury's iconic short story collection. Adapted by Brian Sibley.

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  3. Deadheading by Val McDermid

    Friday 6 June 2014, 14:58

    Val McDermid Val McDermid

    Crime writer Val McDermid turns her hand to radio drama in Deadheading. a comic thriller set amongst the plots and sheds of a Lancashire allotment. 

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  4. Frank Zappa and Me

    Saturday 3 May 2014, 17:32

    Pauline Butcher Pauline Butcher Author

    In 1967 Pauline Butcher, then a 21-year-old secretary, was sent to a London hotel on a typing assignment. The client turned out to be avant-garde American musician Frank Zappa.

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  5. Adapting The Exorcist - Robert Forrest

    Thursday 20 February 2014, 08:20

    Robert Forrest Robert Forrest dramatist author playwright

    Playwritght and award-winning dramatist Robert Forrest on adapting The Exorcist for Radio 4.

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  6. Anna’s War: telling the truth in the face of grave danger

    Monday 3 February 2014, 16:03

    Elena Kudimova Elena Kudimova

    Elena Kudimova, sister of the murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya writes about the 15 Minute Drama series inspired by her tireless pursuit of the truth.

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  7. The Exorcist

    Monday 3 February 2014, 12:21

    Radio 4 Radio 4

    Radio 4 will be broadcasting a brand new version of the cult classic The Exorcist later this month. 

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  8. June Spencer (Peggy Archer) shines at the 2014 BBC Audio Drama Awards

    Monday 27 January 2014, 17:23

    Alison Hindell Alison Hindell

    Alison Hindell, head of BBC Audio Drama pays tribute to June Spencer (Peggy Archer) and the many actors, writers and producers who won at the 2014 Audio Drama Awards.

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  9. British New Wave: Celebrating the iconic fiction and films of the Sixties

    Wednesday 28 August 2013, 14:41

    Lucy Collingwood Lucy Collingwood Assistant Producer

    Radio 4: British New Wave

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  10. Radio 4 Drama: How To Have a Perfect Marriage

    Thursday 8 August 2013, 00:41

    Nicholas McInerny Nicholas McInerny Dramatist

    How To Have a Perfect Marriage is writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical drama about a gay man who comes out after 19 years of marriage. He discusses the real life situation behind the drama and how it was the most difficult thing he's ever written.

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  11. Feedback: The Archers and Ambridge Extra

    Friday 12 July 2013, 16:46

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Roger Bolton puts listener frustrations about Ambridge Extra to the commissioning editor for drama on Radio 4 and 4 Extra Jeremy Howe.

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  12. Love, War and Trains

    Monday 29 April 2013, 14:59

    Ian McMillan Ian McMillan Author

    Ian McMillan explains how the story of his parents romance during World War II inspired his afternoon drama written using an unusual rhyming technique.

     

     

     

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  13. Hombre - Pushing the walls outwards

    Thursday 21 March 2013, 16:09

    Martha Littlehailes Martha Littlehailes Senior Studio Manager

    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.

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  14. "Urmm – That's Sir Christopher Lee": Natalie Dormer on the making of Neverwhere

    Monday 4 March 2013, 10:28

    Natalie Dormer Natalie Dormer Actress

    "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.

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  15. Pather Panchali - Song of The Road

    Friday 22 February 2013, 14:28

    Tanika Gupta Tanika Gupta

    Tanika Gupta describes how she adapted Bibhuti Bhushan Banerji's novel Pather Panchali - Song of The Road for radio drama.

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  16. What does a giant sound like? Making the new series of Pilgrim

    Monday 18 February 2013, 09:50

    Marc Beeby Marc Beeby Producer

    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. 

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  17. 'Flourishing, gorgeous, colourful and endlessly entertaining': Radio Drama at 90

    Friday 15 February 2013, 17:31

    Lucy Collingwood Lucy Collingwood Assistant Producer

    Celebrating 90 years of radio drama at the BBC.

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  18. Armistead Maupin on Tales of the City

    Tuesday 22 January 2013, 15:09

    Armistead Maupin Armistead Maupin

    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.

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  19. Alice through the Looking Glass

    Thursday 20 December 2012, 12:11

    Tracey Neale Tracey Neale Drama Producer

    Lewis Carroll's fantastical story collides with Radio 4 in Stephen Wyatt's dramatisation.

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  20. Pinocchio in Surround Sound

    Monday 17 December 2012, 13:46

    Simon Tuff Simon Tuff

    Simon Tuff, Principal Technologist for BBC Audion and Music Technology Team explains the different file formats available for Radio 4's Satuday Drama, Pinocchio.

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