134 posts about Drama on this blog
Tuesday 24 June 2014, 11:01
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.
Friday 13 June 2014, 15:12
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.
Friday 6 June 2014, 14:58
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.
Saturday 3 May 2014, 17:32
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.
Thursday 20 February 2014, 08:20
Playwritght and award-winning dramatist Robert Forrest on adapting The Exorcist for Radio 4.
Monday 3 February 2014, 16:03
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.
Monday 3 February 2014, 12:21
Radio 4 will be broadcasting a brand new version of the cult classic The Exorcist later this month.
Monday 27 January 2014, 17:23
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.
Wednesday 28 August 2013, 14:41
Radio 4: British New Wave
Thursday 8 August 2013, 00:41
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.
Friday 12 July 2013, 16:46
Roger Bolton puts listener frustrations about Ambridge Extra to the commissioning editor for drama on Radio 4 and 4 Extra Jeremy Howe.
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.
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