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134 posts about Drama on this blog

  1. Producing and directing Our Mutual Friend

    Friday 6 November 2009, 16:00

    Jessica Dromgoole Jessica Dromgoole Editor, Home Front

    Editor's note: the second instalment of our series about this year's big Christmas adaptation, Our Mutual Friend, is by producer/director Jessica Dromgoole:

    5 May 2009. Behold London! Behold Oxford Circus tube station! Behold Broadcasting House! Behold 60a! The studio is primed for nine days of wonder...

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  2. Norman Painting, 1924 - 2009

    Thursday 29 October 2009, 16:00

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Norman Painting who played Phil Archer in The Archers

    Editor's note. I asked Vanessa Whitburn, Editor of The Archers, for some words about Norman Painting, who died today:

    The sad news about the death of Norman Painting is only a few hours old; and already messages of love and condolence have been pouring in from friends and fans alike. They are a tribute...

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  3. Adapting Our Mutual Friend for radio

    Tuesday 27 October 2009, 12:00

    Jeremy Mortimer Jeremy Mortimer Producer

    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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  4. Vote vote vote! For your favourite neglected book

    Sunday 25 October 2009, 08:02

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    Rainbow books - arranged by colour

    We are coming up to half-way through our initiative to bring to light brilliant books that have been unfairly/unreasonably/incorrectly/shamefully cast aside - by public indifference/daft publishers/the cruel hand of fate/rotten luck. Mariella Frostrup, Queen of Books, is interviewing a glittering group...

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  5. Planet B, series two

    Friday 23 October 2009, 17:21

    Kip Berenger Kip Berenger

    Editor's note: here's a first for the Radio 4 blog. A post by a fictional character. Kip Berenger will make his appearance in series 2 of Radio 7's Planet B, starting on 29 November. He spoke to lead writer Matthew Broughton:

    I suppose you'd call me a heavy user. I'm going to say that up front -even...

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  6. Chain Gang on Radio 7 - drama that you write

    Thursday 1 October 2009, 17:10

    Paul Arnold Paul Arnold Producer, Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra

    chain

    The nice people at Radio 4 have asked if I'd like to blog about a drama I'm producing for its digital sister-station, Radio 7. It's not something we've been asked to do before, so I'm guessing they, like me, are intrigued by the rather unusual nature of it.

    The first thing to say about it is that it's...

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  7. The Archers anointed

    Thursday 10 September 2009, 13:15

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    The Archers in Word Magazine

    The hipsters at The Word Magazine have given two pages of the latest issue to a survey of the best and worst of the world's soap operas - from Hollyoaks to Knots Landing and from Grange Hill to Dallas. Thrillingly, it's not Eastenders or The Sopranos (fairly flexible definition of 'soap' in use here...

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  8. Dramatising the Lockerbie trial

    Friday 28 August 2009, 12:06

    Jeremy Howe Jeremy Howe Commissioning Editor

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    Steve (editor of the Radio 4 blog) asked me if we had any interesting material about the genesis of the Lockerbie on Trial programme that I co-produced with Margaret Renn back in 2001: court transcripts, etc. that he could use on this blog. I thought my offer of sending him the nearly 10,000 pages I...

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  9. It's RAJAR day at Radio 4

    Thursday 6 August 2009, 12:22

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    Radio 4 DAB

    It's a RAJAR day - when the radio industry gets its audience figures.

    I must stress that RAJARs are not the be all and end all of matters. Quality, range, impact - all count a great deal. But still - I'd rather they were good than not. And they are.

    We appear to be increasing quarter-on-quarter in microscopic...

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  10. Radio 4 at the Latitude Festival

    Thursday 16 July 2009, 18:18

    Caroline Raphael Caroline Raphael Commissioning Editor, Radio 4 & 4 Extra

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    As I start writing this the countdown timer on the Latitude Festival website says there are 10 hours and 45 minutes and 3 seconds to go before the Festival starts. Which is a bit worrying as I have to drive all the way there from West London and I would not mind some sleep before it all kicks off. And...

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  11. The buzz about Torchwood

    Tuesday 7 July 2009, 09:54

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    torchwood_buzz.jpg

    You won't need me to remind you that Torchwood: Children of Earth is under way over there on the telly but you might not know that you've only got a matter of hours to download the first of last week's Torchwood radio plays as an MP3 that you can keep forever (and the other two will expire in 24 and...

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  12. "How about one-and-a-half?" Torchwood on Radio 4

    Friday 3 July 2009, 13:10

    Kate McAll Kate McAll

    Torchwood_team.jpg

    Casting a radio drama can be one of a radio producer's most nerve-wracking jobs. To be honest, money is part of the reason. Actors, by and large, do radio for love because radio fees are, shall we say, modest compared to the bigger bucks offered by television, film or commercials. A part in a Saturday...

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  13. The Complete Smiley

    Saturday 23 May 2009, 12:00

    Jeremy Howe Jeremy Howe Commissioning Editor

    Simon Russell Beale as Smiley

    About 3 years ago, and very new to the job of Commissioning Editor for Drama for Radio 4, I was walking back from the bank to my office when my mobile rang. It was Patrick Rayner, the Head of Drama in Scotland.

    "Jeremy, I know it stretches the definition of classic a bit and it is not Scottish, but what...

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  14. Treat Radio

    Friday 22 May 2009, 21:03

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    So - after years of planning - tomorrow at 1430 in The Saturday Play slot - the great Smiley project begins with Call for The Dead. There have been some rather lovely TV trails for it. And next week at the same time comes A Murder of Quality. We will do all eight of the Smiley novels (he features lightly...

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