Radio Play / Radio Drama Competition

This quiz ran in April - May 2005. Because of the interest it generated, I'm leaving the web-page online. The prizes given were copies of some very interesting software called Replay Radio, enabling a person to record radio plays even when away from the house. Details of this are shown lower down the page.

These were the questions:

1)What is special about Andrew Sachs's play "The Revenge"?
2)What is unusual about the play "On a day in summer in a garden?", and who wrote it?
3)What is meant by Panel, Grams and Spot?
4)What do a sleuthing priest, a play about furniture and a very articulate unborn child have in common?

Nigel Deacon / Diversity

UPDATE: My answers are shown a lot lower down the page....

1)It's a play without words.

2)All the speaking parts are taken by plants.

3)These are terms for the three studio managers used during a radio play (see article on this site by Bert Coules)

4)The common link is Simon Brett, who wrote some of the Baldi episodes (the sleuthing priest), the "Furniture Play", where most of the speaking parts are taken by pieces of furniture - and "Womb with a view" - the articulate foetus.

Thanks to everyone who supported us by taking part. The winners were Angela Almond and Donald Craig.



XtraMedia® has announced the launch of Replay Radio in the UK to give internet users complete control over recording radio shows from anywhere in the world.

With Replay Radio users can:
* Use their PC to Tune into any internet radio station including DAB BBC stations.
* Automatically record music and radio shows to play back later.
* Record shows once or repeatedly for an entire series, by timer.
* Transfer shows to any iPod or MP3 player

For any digital internet station, Replay Radio will tune in and automatically record chosen programmes.

Similarly, with Replay Radio users can tune in and record songs and shows for free across all continents and all genres of music: from Hip Hop to Chicago House, Jazz to Jungle, Blues to Bluegrass and Samba to Soul.

Radio has never been more popular. Last month over 300,000 listeners tuned into Virgin Radio via their computers and the BBC has made most of its radio output available via the internet. .

The growth in listening to digital recordings on the move has been phenomenal. An estimated 50 million portable MP3 players were sold last year, of which 10 million were Apple iPods. Until now there has been no easy way for these users to record from the radio and listen to their favourite shows at a time that suits them.

Speaking recently on his Radio 2 show, Jonathan Ross asked: "Can you record direct from a show like this on to, say, your iPod or other MP3 player?" With Replay Radio, the answer is yes!

Replay Radio is…

Users simply pick a radio station or show from the free, auto-updating programme guide. Replay Radio works with both live radio or archived programmes.

It takes just a single click to tune in and listen… and another click for either immediate or timed recording. Replay Radio will automatically record shows from the continually updated programme guide.

100% legal
Broadcast radio is already free so Replay Radio doesn't break any file-sharing laws. With Replay Radio it's possible to record thousands of songs and shows straight from the internet - completely legally! We don't even charge for updates to our electronic programme guide.

Portable & iTunes compatible
Replay Radio works with any MP3 player and links seamlessly to iTunes and iPod. Built in software can burn audio CDs for playback on any CD Player or Car Stereo.

Replay Radio has been developed by Applian Technologies in the United States and is now being distributed and marketed exclusively in Europe through new publisher XtraMedia.

This software is expected to retail for £19.99 and be available through computer and music retailers throughout the UK from the end of February.

A free trial version of Replay Radio 5.3 can be downloaded from www.xtramediasoft.com

About XtraMedia

XtraMedia is a new software publisher set up to discover smart, useful software and market it through traditional retailers. The first range will include Replay Radio, a suite of essential iPod software utilities and internet telephone software. .

The Xtramedia website is located at:

About Applian Technologies
Applian Technologies Inc. supplies recording software for capturing Streaming Media, including: Streaming Video, Streaming Music and Online Radio.

Applian Technologies is a privately held company based in San Anselmo, CA, USA.

Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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