Monthly Archive: June 2017

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The Great Gatsby

        The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the...

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Orson Welles and The Lives of Harry Lime

        Following the success of the 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel The Third Man, Orson Welles brings Harry Lime to Radio. The old time radio series is a “prequel” to the film, and...

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On the steps to becoming masters of drama

Lots of proud parents have recently attended their kids’ end of the school year performance and for some this may have left them wondering if the stage will be the place where their kids will find a professional home. For those parents who see a real star in their children’s future or for those young […]

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The Line Up

        The radio version of The Line Up depicted the investigations of Lieutenant Ben Guthrie and Sergeant Matt Grebb, detectives in the police force of an unnamed “great American city.” Bill Johnstone, one of several...

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Lance Dann: behind the scenes of the Blood Culture podcast

Compelling podcasts with a life beyond the audio as website content, films, post-show discussions with scientists, twitter feeds and an SMS text game On 20th April 2017, the audio and digital media drama series Blood Culture went live for the first time. It is a bio-medical thriller series, which explores people’s anxieties of the marketisation […]

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Prepare for a new golden age of audio drama as big names flock to podcasting

News that Amazon’s audiobook arm, Audible, is investing US$5m (£3.8m) to seek out writing talent for forthcoming new releases, is further evidence of a major revival in the medium. The story in 2016 was the way podcasting had led to an explosion of new drama serials – this year the focus is on how licensing […]

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That Hammer Guy

        “That Hammer Guy” made its radio debut in 1953, at the height of Mickey Spillane’s tough, trigger-happy, skirt-chasing detective Mike Hammer’s popularity. Broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System from January 6, 1953 until October...