Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 17 August 2015

Recent BBC drama 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. Irongate written by Nick Warburton, directed by Peter Kavanagh A beautifully written and performed play that perfectly demonstrates the power and potential… Continue reading Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 17 August 2015

Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 31 July 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. The Gold Killing 2-parter by Paul Sellar, directed by Sally Avens. A former boxer embarks on a gold rush… Continue reading Mart’s Radio Drama Digest – 31 July 2015

Home Front – season 1

Today saw the final episode of season one of Home Front (see previous post). The series has been fantastic – I haven’t missed an episode – and a triumph of storytelling. The writing is of a supremely high quality, and it’s hard to believe each episode crams so much in to just 12 minutes. Even… Continue reading Home Front – season 1

Home Front – WW1 drama from the BBC

This is a brief follow-up to my previous post about my enthusiasm for BBC radio drama, having recently visited the BBC studios at the Mailbox in Birmingham to sit in on a recording session of the BBC’s epic new World War One series, Home Front. This was followed on 31 July by the series’ launch… Continue reading Home Front – WW1 drama from the BBC

FX: a blog in which I enthuse about BBC radio drama

I’ve been a fan of the BBC’s radio drama for a long time, but my enthusiasm has grown hugely in recent years. The output is diverse, and its quality outstanding. At the time of writing Radio 4 is broadcasting Dangerous Visions – a series of adaptations of classic science fiction works, including Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man from Brian… Continue reading FX: a blog in which I enthuse about BBC radio drama