The Debrief

By Katherine Jakeways The debrief is a common phenomenon – that moment when you leave a social event, climb into the car, or the taxi, or onto the bus and start to gossip with your partner about the evening's events. Hannah and Mark love a debrief, we find them in the aftermath of an event with lots to get their teeth into. Writer Katherine Jakeways has been described by the Radio Times as ‘the next Victoria Wood’. Of her Radio 4 series ‘Where this Service will…’ the Guardian said “Jakeway's writing was sublime. The punchlines, the pacing, the humanity.” Hannah ….. Rebecca Humphries Mark ….. Tom Basden Graham.....Michael Bertenshaw Finn ….. Milo Robinson Poppy …. Juno Robinson Directed by James Robinson A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Published: July 24, 2020, 10:01 a.m.

Goblin Market

Christina Rossetti's iconic Victorian poem of passion and redemption dramatised, and woven with original song, and testimony from sisters whose lives have been caught up in the cycle of addiction. Cast Christina Rossetti ..... Ellie Piercy Laura ..... Kathleen Cranham Lizzie ..... Anjana Vasan Goblins ..... Ed Gaughan, Joel MacCormack & Chris Lew Kum Hoi Children ..... Eliza & Orla Pearce. Singers ..... Stephen Jeffes, Tom Raskin & Edward Price Singing producer ..... Jonathan Manners. Composer ..... James Maloney Sound ..... Peter Ringrose Documentary producer ..... Georgia Catt Adapted & directed ..... Jessica Dromgoole Notes Sometimes mistaken for a children’s poem, Goblin Market is a complex and elusive treatment of addiction, sexual awakening, religious fervour and love. Sharing the music and acoustic of the romantic whirlwind of the poem with testimony stories of modern addiction and protection adds to its power and relevance. The programme reflects on the real pain and trauma often overlooked in the poem, and at the same time, sees the poetry and depth in real experiences of addiction and salvation. Created and recorded in lockdown, with the actors and singers all in separate acoustically protected rooms, and the interviewees all recording themselves, the programme is testament to the skills of the sound engineer, and the enduring truth that anything is possible in audio drama. This was originally aired on Radio 4.

Published: July 17, 2020, 5 a.m.

Tristram Shandy: In Development by Christopher Douglas

We're in the studios of Awesome Sauce , where an audio drama workshop - and podcast - is being recorded to thrash out a way of telling the bawdy, iconoclastic and impossibly digressive eighteenth century novel Tristram Shandy. It's an opportunity, says award winning producer Philippa Lauriston, to discover an entirely new way of doing radio drama. The creative team also includes the actors who will play the novel's main characters. And there is a rumour that a very famous actor will be joining the throng. Everyone has their own theories about how to approach this game-changing venture. What could possibly go wrong? Jason..................................Tim McInnerny Philippa..............................Monica Dolan Chris....................................Christopher Douglas Rosie.................................Mina Anwar Clare..................................Emily Pithon Johnny/Gary...............................Simon Greenall Roberta/Sam.........................Nicola Sanderson Director/Producer Gary Brown. 'Tristram Shandy' is a famous eighteenth century novel by Laurence Sterne. Ostensibly a picaresque about Tristram, its many hilarious digressions and bawdy interludes have made it a classic. It is also a satire on the act of telling a story - and a plea for people to be allowed to tell their stories in their own way. This was originally aired on R4

Published: July 10, 2020, 3 p.m.

Curious Under the Stars: Things of Stone

By Alan Harris The latest series of the magical drama set in Glan Don, a mysterious village perched on the wild Welsh coast. Diane returns to the village to find Gareth and Emlyn are running the pub into the ground. And then disaster strikes. Starring Emma Sidi (Pls Like), Ifan Huw Dafydd (Gavin and Stacey) and Richard Elis (Coronation Street). Diane.... Emma Sidi Emlyn..... Ifan Huw Dafydd Gareth.... Richard Elis Megan.... Aimee Ffion Edwards Matty.... Siw Hughes The Ghost…. Owain Gwynn Anwen.... Juno Robinson Series created by Meic Povey Directed by James Robinson A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Published: April 24, 2020, 10:01 a.m.

The Mill on the Floss - Part 2

George Eliot's story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, siblings growing up on the River Floss

Published: April 17, 2020, 10 a.m.

The Mill on the Floss - Part 1

George Eliot's story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, siblings growing up on the River Floss

Published: April 10, 2020, 10 a.m.


Funny and touching rom-com in space. By Adam Usden, starring Laura Aikman & Tom Rosenthal

Published: April 3, 2020, 5 a.m.

The Blackrock Girl Part One

A drama about the arrival of a delightful single woman (Fenella Woolgar) who deceives a village community into believing she has moved there to get her life back on track.

Published: March 27, 2020, 9 a.m.

Edith Sitwell in Scarborough

Dame Edith - Glenda Jackson Miss Edith - Bella Ramsey Lady Ida - Julia Davis Sir George - Jonathan Keeble Moat - Roger Ringrose Written by Mary Cooper from an idea by Lavinia Murray Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Published: March 20, 2020, 6 a.m.

Home Front: 24-28 September 1918

The first omnibus of Season 15, Onward, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when the Allies launched their final, and decisive campaign on the Western Front. Adam, meanwhile, is on a mission to the harbour.

Published: Sept. 28, 2018, 1 p.m.

POD PLAY 5: BATHROOM | Drama of the Week Special

Let us transport you to a world where flies talk and party-goers escape down drain-pipes. Fly…Sandy Grierson Woman…Karen Bartke Writer…Ben Lewis Director…Kirsty Williams Sound Design…Catherine Robinson

Published: Aug. 3, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

POD PLAY 4: PARK | Drama of the Week Special

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is more MFI than MI5 in the hands of two incompetent and not-so-secret-agents. By Lee Mattinson. Cast AGENT D….. Krissi Bohn AGENT J….. Toby Hadoke Director Sharon Sephton Sound Design …. Catherine Robinson

Published: Aug. 3, 2017, 4:09 p.m.

POD PLAY 3: PUB | Drama of the Week Special

Take a seat at the bar in your local, but look out… one of the regulars is about to get a round in and it could be a painfully long order. A funny and moving original short audio work by award-winning writer Timothy X Atack, starring Alice Lowe (Sightseers, Prevenge) and David Hargreaves (The Crucible, King Lear at Bristol Old Vic), designed to be listened to on headphones on location. Customer …. David Hargreaves Barmaid …. Alice Lowe Show less

Published: Aug. 3, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

POD PLAY 2: BED | Drama of the Week Special

Lie on your bed, put on your headphones, and let Indira Varma and Joe Sims take you on a journey which we promise you’ve never made before. Ed Harris’ darkly inventive writing for audio and stage have won him multiple awards. Woman …. Indira Varma Man …. Joe Sims Director Jonquil Panting Sound Design …. Catherine Robinson

Published: Aug. 3, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

POD PLAY1: LIVING ROOM | Drama of the Week Special

By Charlotte Bogard Macleod. Leah and Milo are best friends but now Leah has been offered a job in Australia. She loves Milo but does he love her back? Leah is forced to get right inside his head to find out. Leah ….. Valene Kane Milo ….. George Mackay Director: David Hunter Sound Design …. Catherine Robinson

Published: Aug. 3, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

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