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Last updated: 14 march, 2011 - 14:59 GMT

The sound effects

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Martha Littlehailes, senior studio manager with BBC Radio Drama, offers advice on how to use sound in your play.

Martha has been with the BBC for over 20 years and has worked on many prestigious radio dramas including the Gold Sony Award Winning People Snogging in Public Places.

In this video, Martha highlights the versatility of radio and its ability to portray any physical environment or mental landscape.

She explains the nitty-gritty of how sound effects are made to give confidence to writers to break away from the "write what you know" advice.

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