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.
A History of Paper
by Oliver Emanuel, directed by Kirsty Williams
A beautifully written and performed play with just two cast members that will gently draw you into a comforting embrace before pulling out your heart. A keeper.
Mountain of Light
by Simon Bovey, directed by Marc Beeby
Really enjoyable 19th Century heist drama with a plot to steal the Koh-i-Noor from The Great Exhibition in 1851. High quality stuff with great acting.
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How to Conduct a Rishta Meeting
by Nafisa Muhtadi, read by Sohm Kapila, produced by Jeremy Osborne
A great short written in a dynamic contemporary style that reflects the juxtaposition of modern life against the cultural traditions the story depicts. Nafisa Muhtadi is a fellow member of Writing West Midlands’ Room 204 Writer Development Programme for 2015/2016.