Monday, August 23, 2010

listening to now . . .

The Christopher Marlowe Mysteries: The Curious Case of the Curs'd Quayside--Radio 4
Silas Marnerb--BBC7
The Reef--BBC7

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Retro- July 2008

I have been making a log of radio plays I've listened to in the UK since July 2008. I thought it might be fun to reproduce my notes chronologically (also since the paper is deteriorating and it would be good to have an online record as well).

22 July 2008 When Greed Becomes Fear: Safe as Houses by DJ Britton
starring Rory Kinnear, Liz White & Nadine Marshall
dir. by Pam Marshall
Up to the minute drama, housing crunch, quite complex and fast-moving, lots of info.

25 July 2008 In the Secret Place
dir. by Claire Grove
Woman marries suspected murderer in prison, is shocked when he is let out; powerfully written and genuinely frightening, though the end was confusing

30 July 2008 Bad Faith by Peter Jukes
Police chaplain gone bad. Interesting, good acting, gritty, with Lister-esque ending, but a bit scattered and hard to understand

Thursday, August 5, 2010

listening to now . . .

Gerontius by Stephen Wyatt, Radio 4
A Chaos of Wealth and Want by Penny Gold, BBC7
The Art of Balance, by Rachel Joyce, Radio 4
Boom Boom by Emily Steel, Radio 4
The Orchestra by Rosie Boulton, Radio 4
A Bridge to the Stars by Henning Mankell/John Retellack, BBC7
The Battle of Plassey presented by Leslie Forbes, BBC7
Terremoto by Catrin Clarke, Radio 4
Humanly Possible by Sarah Daniels, Radio 4
Higher: Partners by Joyce Bryant, Radio 4
The Gibson by Chris Bedford, BBC7