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27 posts about Radio on this blog

  1. Producing Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack - From the Writers Room to the Edit Suite

    Friday 31 October 2014, 11:02

    Newsjack Team Newsjack Team Radio 4 Extra

    Radio Comedy Producers, Charlie Perkins and Arnab Chanda, blog about the process of producing Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack and shares tips on what makes a good topical sketch.

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  2. Writing 'Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully' for Radio 4: From Script Draft 0 to 8

    Wednesday 29 October 2014, 13:13

    Eddie Robson Eddie Robson Writer

    Ed Robson blogs about the writing process for Series 2 Epiosde 3 of Radio 4's 'Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully'- he shares his script drafts from 0 to 8.

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  3. Writing Home Front, Radio 4's First World War drama

    Wednesday 3 September 2014, 12:31

    Katie Hims Katie Hims Writer

    Katie Hims on the challenges and rewards of writing Home Front, Radio 4's epic First World War drama.

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  4. Creating Home Front - Radio 4's epic new First World War drama

    Friday 1 August 2014, 12:54

    Jessica Dromgoole Jessica Dromgoole Editor, Home Front

    The Editor of Home Front, Jessica Dromgoole explains the process and decisions behind the creation of Radio 4's epic new drama marking the centenary of the First World War.

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  5. Red Velvet - Rediscovering Ira Aldridge

    Thursday 17 July 2014, 15:40

    Lolita Chakrabarti Lolita Chakrabarti Writer

    Read a Q&A with playwright and actor Lolita Chakrabarti about her award-winning play, 'Red Velvet', based on the life of Ira Aldridge, the first black actor of note to play Othello.

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  6. The Writer's Prize Finalists

    Friday 22 February 2013, 11:45

    Kate Rowland Kate Rowland BBC Creative Director of New Writing

    Kate Rowland, BBC Creative Director of New Writing, announces the winners of The Writer's Prize - a prestigious new writing opportunity for radio drama and comedy writers.

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  7. Radio 3 - The Wire: Early Warning

    Tuesday 19 February 2013, 12:02

    Richard Monks Richard Monks Writer

    Richard Monks blogs about developing & writing Early Warning, his radio drama for BBC Radio 3's The Wire, about a deaf girl who believes that she has heard a murder. 

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  8. Dramatising 'Tales of the City' for Radio 4

    Monday 28 January 2013, 13:29

    Sue Roberts Sue Roberts Producer

    Sue Roberts (Editor Audio Drama North, The Verb Radio 3) blogs about producing Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City, dramatized by Bryony Lavery, for Radio 4. 

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  9. The Writer's Prize: Why write for radio?

    Wednesday 31 October 2012, 16:13

    Paul Ashton Paul Ashton

    A round-up of some of the very good reasons why any writer should want to write for radio.

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  10. Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully

    Thursday 5 July 2012, 15:08

    Eddie Robson Eddie Robson Writer

    Eddie Robson talks about securing his first radio sitcom commission from the BBC with 'Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully' for Radio 2.

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  11. Radio 3 - The Wire: Tony Teardrop

    Wednesday 28 March 2012, 14:24

    Esther Wilson Esther Wilson

    Esther Wilson blogs about adapting her stage play - Tony Teardrop, about homelessness in Britain, for Radio 3's The Wire slot.

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  12. Newsjack: Special Guests

    Tuesday 3 January 2012, 11:11

    Dan Tetsell Dan Tetsell

    Hello. Apologies for missing a week - I was off in Bristol doing some acting and then I lost the email with my login details. 

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  13. BBC Radio 4 - Opening Lines

    Thursday 3 November 2011, 13:26

    Gemma Jenkins Gemma Jenkins

    We're writing this as the first short stories for the new series of Opening Lines start to land on our desk.

    About to enter its 12th year, the series showcases new and emerging writers, sourced directly from the hundreds of unsolicited submissions the team receives each year.

    From this pool we select...

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  14. An Imam and a Rabbi: The well of personal history

    Friday 4 March 2011, 11:30

    Shakeel Ahmed Shakeel Ahmed Writer

    Ideas can come from anywhere. A song. A conversation. A dream. Something overheard. David Gray once remarked, when discussing the song 'Please Forgive Me', that inspiration came and he was lucky enough to intercept it. I'd only partly agree with that.

    In the Arabic language the word 'khaliq' means...

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  15. Atching Tan: Travellers on Radio 4

    Monday 22 November 2010, 15:37

    Dan Allum Dan Allum Writer

    I'm a writer, and the director of the Romany Theatre Company (RTC). I'm a Gypsy Traveller. I've been writing plays for theatre, radio and short films for about twelve years now. I founded RTC eight years ago - RTC runs Arts and Education projects with both Travellers and non Travellers.

    Being a Gypsy...

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  16. Newsjack - Spread The Love

    Monday 28 June 2010, 17:14

    Dan Tetsell Dan Tetsell

    Each week, during the run-up to the Newsjack recording, I'm struck by the fact that Miles Jupp is a cursed man. A curse so rare that you can go a month of Fringe Sundays before you find someone bearing the same cross. It's the curse of being a good straight man.

    This isn't to say Miles isn't funny...

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  17. Newsjack 3

    Thursday 27 May 2010, 18:05

    Dan Tetsell Dan Tetsell

    Hello,

    How's everyone been?

    Just a quick heads up that Newsjack (Radio 7's open door topical sketch show) is returning for a third series, starting in June.

    A refreshed Writers' Brief should be up any day now but essentially the idea's the same - a deadline for sketches of midday on the Monday before...

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  18. Can You Tell Me The Name Of The Prime Minister? Writing the election...

    Wednesday 19 May 2010, 17:49

    Martin Jameson Martin Jameson

    I noted with wry amusement - and just a hint of a cold sweat - the challenge on the Writers Room blog for 5/10 minute scripts about the events of the recent election, and can't wait to see what people come up with.... mainly because six weeks ago I had the same challenge, except the script I was writing...

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  19. New radio script

    Monday 22 March 2010, 14:29

    Paul Ashton Paul Ashton

    Here's the script of the first play from the latest season of The Wire on Radio 3...

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  20. Newsjack: Comedy Jazz

    Monday 8 February 2010, 16:10

    Dan Tetsell Dan Tetsell

    Ok, in memory of Johnny Dankworth, here's how a sketch is like a jazz tune.

    Say you're listening to Coltrane play 'My Favourite Things'. He'll start out with the basic tune, and then he'll take it and muck about. He'll take that tune all over the shop, he'll noodle, he'll swoop, he'll throw it over...

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