Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 31 July 2015

Some recent BBC drama or podcast output that’s really caught my attention, and which is available on iPlayer at the time of writing. Remember, this is just a small sample of the huge variety on offer.

The Gold Killing
2-parter by Paul Sellar, directed by Sally Avens.
A former boxer embarks on a gold rush to Ghana.

Black is a Country (factual)
2-parter in which Erykah Badu explores the underground music generated by the Black Power movement of the late 60s and early 70s.

The State of the Art
by Iain M. Banks, dramatised by Paul Cornell; directed by Nadia Molinari.
Atmospheric dramatisation of Iain M Banks’ science fiction work. See my recent post on the author here.

MM Kaye’s The Far Pavilions
dramatised by Rukhsana Ahmad and Lucy Catherine, directed by Marc Beeby and Jessica Dromgoole.
Set in India and England following the 1857 Indian mutiny, this is one of those great atmospheric period dramas you can really sink into.

The Good Listener / Ghost in the Machine
by Fin Kennedy, directed by Boz Temple-Morris.
GCHQ shenanigans. Spooks on the radio? Maybe. Great stuff.

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