Over the last few years I've been contacted by (I guess) thousands of people on the subject of radio drama; I get about
10 emails a day, about half of which are about radio plays. I'm frequently asked "how can I get a recording of X?", or
"will the BBC sell me a recording of Y?, or "will you pass my thanks to writer Z for such an entertaining play?"
I've looked through my old emails, 2002-2007, and listed the plays and authors I'm most frequently asked about.
It's not a true "Listener's Choice" top 10, but it won't be too far from the truth. So: here are the lists:-
TOP 10 PLAYS, BY TITLE
1.Crisp and even brightly, by Alick Rowe
2.The "Hilda Tablet" plays, by Henry Reed
3.Operation Lightning Pegasus, by Alick Rowe
4.Test to Destruction, by R.D.Wingfield
5.Odysseus on an Iceberg, by Alick Rowe
6.Troy, trilogy, by Andrew Rissik
7.Our Family, trilogy, by Victor Pemberton
8.After Agincourt, by Peter Mottley
9.A touch of Daniel, by Peter Tinniswood
10.A well-remembered voice, by J.M.Barrie
TOP TEN WRITERS
8.National Theatre of Brent
Just outside the top 10 were Michael Robson, Juliet Ace, Victor Pemberton, Don Taylor, Peter Mottley and Neville Teller.
compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
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