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Articles on radio plays by well-known authors, producers and others: note that some of them load up in pairs, two on a page, for convenience... the views expressed are those of the writers (shown in bold type); I do not necessarily share them.



    NEW ARTICLES
    Stephen Williams and Radio Luxembourg - Roger Bickerton
    The News: Home Service, 10pm, Saturday 7th Dec 1963, 10pm
    Somebody's Sister, Somebody's Daughter - Mike Harris, 2013
    Children's Hour: Beware the Hunter - Howard Jones, 1960
    Olwynne Macrae interviewed by Bill Leatwick, 1979

    DELIVERING RADIO DRAMA
    Radio Drama in the Fifties - Jocelyne Tobin
    Martin Jenkins talks to Mike Lloyd of VRPCC
    Introduction to Scriptwriting - Mike Harris
    Writing for Radio - Mike Harris
    Bringing a Radio Drama script to life - Bert Coules
    Working as a Radio Writer - Michelene Wandor

    Radio Plays and Stereo Sound - Raymond Raikes

    TEN FAVOURITE PLAYS
    Alan Whitby's Choice
    Ten Favourite Tapes-Barry Pike;
    Ten Favourite Tapes-Donald Campbell

    Ten favourite plays: Roger Bickerton
    My top ten radio plays - Nigel Cropper
    Radio Drama - My Top Ten - David Hawley
    You only listen to comedy? Try these Plays - Nigel Deacon
    Ten more favourite radio plays - Nigel Deacon
    Your Top Ten Plays (2007) - Nigel Deacon

    INDEPENDENT RADIO DRAMA
    It's drama, but with adverts - Independent Radio Drama in the 1980s -Roger Harvey

    GENERAL INTEREST
    Why Radio Drama is better than Television -Nigel Deacon
    An Interview with Charles Chilton- Roger Howe
    Stanley Baxter's return to Radio - Mark Lawson, interview, 2006
    Does the BBC give us the plays we want?-Nigel Deacon, 2006

    BBC RADIO DRAMA & DRAMA POLICY
    Dumbing Down? Comments on radio drama, 2007 - various contributors
    The Brilliant Darkness of Radio Drama- Steve Walker, 2004
    The Decline & Fall of Radio Drama (1999)-Barry Pike;
    Northern Exposure - Promoting Northern Writers (1999)-Donald Campbell.

    Whither Radio Drama? (1999)
    Speaking up for Radio Drama (1999)
    The BBC Radio Drama Department, 1951-Lord Simon
    Radio Plays on the way out, 1949-Strand Magazine
    BBC Drama Programme Policy, 1946
    Tendencies in Radio Drama (1930)Val Gielgud

    BY AND ABOUT THE GOONS
    Ying Tong, by Roy Smiles, 2007

    STORING RECORDINGS; ARCHIVING
    Archiving: How long does a CD last? - update Nigel Deacon, 2009
    Storing recordings on CD: Nigel Deacon, 2005
    This website and the British Comedy Website
    Some thoughts on the BBC's Treasure Hunt, 2003

    DIGITAL AUDIO CLEANUP
    Rescuing "Rules of Asylum": digital audio cleanup - James Follett
    Digital Cleanup of old audio recordings-Nigel Deacon
    Hiss reduction in old audio recordings-Nigel Deacon
    Related article (music) - making and cleaning up a piano recording - Nigel Deacon
    Crackle reduction in old audio recordings - Nigel Deacon

    WORKING FOR THE BBC
    London Rules - Catherine Czerkawska
    Abridging a book for the BBC - James Follett
    My Radio Drama Swansong - Catherine Czerkawska
    My experiences with the BBC Drama Department - Ben Thompson

    RECORDING A RADIO PLAY
    Radio play about a radio play: Charlotte Goodwin & Pamela Wells, 2004
    Working with Glyn Dearman -an actor's view - Ken Cumberlidge, 2004
    A day at Portland Place, 1974 - Sandra Shippy
    Recording "The Guinea Stamp" in 1967 - Jean Barnes

    INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIFIC PLAYS
    Haunted; Radio4Extra Series - 2013
    Early Warning - Richard Monks, 2012
    Beyond Borders - Mike Walker, 2011
    The Lady In The Van - Alan Bennett, 2011
    The New "I, Claudius", by Robin Brooks - Nigel Deacon, 2010
    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - various contributors, 2008
    Mixed Blood, Imison Award 2006:- an interview - Kirsty Lang, Nazrin Choudhury
    Richard Wortley's production of "The History Boys" - Nigel Deacon, 2006
    Time after Time, by Gerry Jones - various contributors, 2006
    Bringing Eddie Home, by John Peacock - John Peacock and others, 2006
    Under the Loofah Tree, 2006 -Michael Bakewell & Ric Cooper
    A new radio play - Fog and Shifting Pebbles, 2005 - Dawn Lowe-Watson
    The Sicilian Expedition -John Fletcher, 2005
    A Sting in the Tale, 2004 - Clive Lever
    Banned Falklands Play goes onto Radio, 2002
    Lockerbie on Trial, 2001 - Jeremy Howe
    Fear on Four, 1988-99 - Clive Lever
    A Red Car in the Fountain, 1992: one way to write a radio play - Philip Corker
    Mysterious Circumstances, 1958-78 - Roger Bickerton
    Operation Pedestal, by Frederick Treves, 1974
    The Song of Roland: Alan Garner's Elidor, 1962 - Roger Howe
    Children's Hour: Beware the Hunter - Howard Jones, 1960
    The Odyssey of Runyon Jones, by Norman Corwin, 1945 - Roger Bickerton

    HISTORICAL INTEREST
    The Archive of Toytown & Larry the Lamb:- Toby Jenkins (2011)
    An Interview with Frederick Treves, 2002
    The end of BBC Broadcasting House, 1998: Brian Dyson
    Toytown, 1929-62: The World of S.G. Hulme Beaman:- Roger Bickerton
    The Eagle of the Ninth, 1957:- Felix Felton & Rosemary Sutcliff:- Roger Bickerton
    Scrapbook: Roger Bickerton
    Maurice Reeve: Blasts from the Past, 1951-1955: Roger Bickerton
    Maurice Reeve: More blasts from the Past - 1950s: Roger Bickerton
    ITMA: Francis Worsley (1946)
    Patrick Hamilton - two radio plays - Val Gielgud (1939)

    MISCELLANEOUS
    It's Grim Up North: starts 5 Mar 2012
    Radio Drama quiz (archive from May 2005)
    Sending CDs and tapes through the post - Nigel Deacon
    Peter Coke - Paul Temple and afterwards
    It's Grim Up North: new Roman Comedy
    Xmas Present Ideas.

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