90 years of acting on the radio

On 16 February 1923 the BBC broadcast its first radio drama - the Quarrel Scene from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. To mark the anniversary, BBC Radio Drama have recorded a new version of the scene - which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Thousands of actors have embraced the medium of radio since the early days. Take a look back at what has changed through the decades - with the BBC's head of audio drama Alison Hindell.

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Includes BBC audio from The Archers archives, The Real George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Animal Farm.

Most images copyright BBC. Archers maps courtesy Archers Addicts. Alison Hindell photo by Mark Bassett.

Additional music courtesy KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 16 February 2013.


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