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

GF Newman’s The Corrupted

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been catching up with series three of GF Newman’s The Corrupted, a superlative drama recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4. If you’re looking for an audio equivalent of gritty TV drama to listen to on your commute or when cooking (one of my favourite times to listen), then… Continue reading GF Newman’s The Corrupted

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

Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 12 February

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. As Innocent as You Can Get written by Rex Obano, directed by David Hunter A contemporary urban play written… Continue reading Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 12 February

Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 27 January 2016

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… Continue reading Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 27 January 2016

Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 11 December 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. Jarvis Cocker’s Wireless Nights In this series people recount true stories that occurred during the night, exploring the proposal… Continue reading Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 11 December 2015