Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week: Moving to the Red Planet

Although this programme was originally broadcast on 7 March 2017, I only got around to listening to it this week, so... In Moving to the Red Planet, Claudia Hammond discusses the psychological challenges facing human travellers to Earth's nearest neighbour, such as isolation, lack of privacy, and clashes among crew members. While the physical challenges … Continue reading Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week: Moving to the Red Planet

Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week: Dr John Cooper Clarke

Brilliant punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke is interviewed and drawn by Martin Rowson on Radio 4's Life Drawing. Dr JCC: a unique combination of insight, entertainment and art. What lasts longer than a pop song? You'll forget about any book. You'll have to read a book again. But a song. A popular song. That's there … Continue reading Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week: Dr John Cooper Clarke

Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – PILGRIM SPECIAL

Pilgrim written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz, directed/produced by Marc Beeby and Jessica Dromgoole Of all the tales told on these islands, few are as strange as that of William Palmer. Cursed, apparently, on the road to Canterbury in the spring of 1185 for denying the presence of the other world by the king of the grey … Continue reading Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – PILGRIM SPECIAL

Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 22 February 2016

This is just a selection from the huge variety of superb drama or podcast output available on the BBC iPlayer at the time of writing. Follow the links below to explore further. Deliverers written by Claudine Toutoungi, directed by Liz Webb Worked in a school? Know someone who’s worked in a school? This “black comedy” … Continue reading Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 22 February 2016