Pilgrim repeats on Radio 4 Extra

If you've been here before you'll know how I love my BBC audio drama, particularly Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz, starring Paul Hilton as William Palmer "compelled to walk [...] between the worlds of magic and of men". Well, BBC Radio 4 Extra is repeating every episode, giving you the opportunity to listen again or discover for the… Continue reading Pilgrim repeats on Radio 4 Extra

Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week – Graeae’s Midwich Cuckoos

Graeae's Midwich Cuckoos is a fresh take on a science fiction classic: the English village of the title has a "day out", following which all the women of child-bearing age mysteriously become pregnant, with the resulting infants developing at an unnatural rate and demonstrating mysterious powers. She makes me do things. Do things? With her eyes.… Continue reading Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week – Graeae’s Midwich Cuckoos

Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week – A Badge, by Tony Pitts

When I learned another play by Tony Pitts was due for broadcast I knew it would be a belter. His previous plays Pact and Monster were incredible: the former, the darkest radio play I've ever heard; the latter, a skilful examination of the secrets lurking behind so many ordinary front doors. Written in Pitts’ unique,… Continue reading Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week – A Badge, by Tony Pitts

Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week (x2) – Tommies, and Home Front

BBC Radio 4's World War One drama series are back on air this week, with 45-minute episodes of Tommies on both Friday and Saturday, and Home Front returning to the lads and lasses in Tynemouth. The characters in both series continue to develop as a result of the ongoing conflict. In Tommies, Captain Mickey Bliss is… Continue reading Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week (x2) – Tommies, and Home Front

Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week: Velvet Blackout by Vincent O’Connell

Vincent O'Connell's Velvet Blackout, directed by Marc Beeby, is an unusual drama set during World War Two London. In 1942 a young woman with amnesia is pulled from a bombed building. A doctor and a policeman think she may know something vital to the British war effort - and they use some unorthodox techniques to… Continue reading Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week: Velvet Blackout by Vincent O’Connell

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