Mart’s Radio Highlight of the Week – A Badge, written and directed 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, written and directed 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

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