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Ivan Uncovers & Dem Times

Rebecca Jones introduces Ivan Uncovers by Theo Watkins, and Dem Times by Jacob Roberts-Mensah and Rhys Reed-Johnson.

BBC Arts Correspondent, Rebecca Jones, introduces the best new audio dramas from the New Creatives.

BBC Arts and Arts Council England have joined forces to give 500 emerging artists the chance to tell the stories they want to tell. New Creatives are aged between 16-30 - and their work is featuring on BBC TV, online and radio.

BBC Radio 4 Extra is the place to hear the very best dramas from these writers new to radio. And the writers themselves tell us what inspired them to explore the world of sound.

In this episode we first enter the slightly alarming world of Ivan Uncovers, written and starring Theo Watkins. After that, teenage pupil Samuel must come to grips with a new world of education in Ghana, in Dem Times written by Jacob Roberts- Mensah and Rhys Reed-Johnson.

Ivan Uncovers
written by Theo Watkins.
Ivan Gallows ... Theo Watkins; bin man/jingle announcer ... Tim Wells; Karen ... Sasha Bigwood; Razorthump ... Ben Young; Tom Barker ... Ed Drewitt; Steve Yabsley as...himself; voiceover recordist ... Noah Feasey-Kemp

A Calling the Shots production New Creatives which is supported by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

Dem Times
written by Jacob Roberts- Mensah and Rhys Reed-Johnson
Samuel ... David Omor; Dad / Mr Anash ... Andy Sarfo; Mum/Mrs Ampofo ... Harriet Eshun; Belinda ... Wini Opoku; Tiwa ... Samuelle Durojaiye; Derrick ... Kobby Parker; Nll ... Julian Ossei-Gerning; Theme song written and performed by Joshua Kyeot

An ICA Production for New Creatives which is supported by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

More information about the New Creatives can be found on the BBC Arts website.

New Creatives Dramas was presented by Rebecca Jones
Producer: Peter McHugh for BBC Radio 4 Extra

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