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The Absence App

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4 Extra Debut. An app is developed to stop communication. Secrets of the Institute of Radiophonic Evolution. With William Beck. From 2016.

These programmes reveal the secret work of the Institute of Radiophonic Evolution in South Mimms - drawing on conference calls, voice notes and life-logs, to tell a compelling and strange story of the technological lengths to which the researchers will go to push forward the boundaries of the emerging digital technologies.

Each week a jiffy bag of sound files arrives at the BBC. We listen to the contents to discover what backroom boffins Luke Mourne and Professor Trish Baldock (ably assisted by Shelley – on work experience) have been up to.

In this episode, they develop the Absence App and use it to disrupt a politically controversial radio broadcast.

Luke..................William Beck
Trish..................Emma Kilbey
Shelley...............Lizzy Watts
Felix....................David Brett

With Chris Stanton and Jessica Carroll

Written by Jerome Vincent & Stephen Dinsdale

Producer David Blount

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2016.

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15 minutes

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Thu 13 Feb 2020 23:45

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Role Contributor
Luke William Beck
Trish Emma Kilbey
Shelley Lizzy Watts
Felix David Brett
Actor Chris Stanton
Actor Jessica Carroll
Writer Jerome Vincent
Writer Stephen Dinsdale
Producer David Blount