This week's Producer's Choice comes from Janet Whitaker: 8-12 Mar 04. Janet is a prolific, award-winning drama director - I'm sure you'll have heard her name at the end of some of your favourite productions. She's brought endless classic novels to a new audience - for example she produced the classic BBC drama War and Peace and The Water Babies.
Janet's choices are as follows. I am grateful to Norbert Breun, from Germany, for supplying details of the authors:
Bluethroat Morning, by Tony Ramsay (first broadcast 19 October 1999)
The dramas run from Monday to Friday at 11 am and are repeated at 2 am for any night birds.
Details about the above: (sent by Greg Linden)
Mon 8 Mar, 11:00 - 11:45 45 mins Bluethroat Morning: 100 years ago on the Norfolk marshes, the Rev Marchant arrives seeking a bluethroat bird for his collection, at any cost. With Ronald Pickup, Alison Pettitt and Sean Baker. (second of two related plays)
Tue 9 Mar, 11:00 - 11:45 45 mins So Beats My Heart: A surreal love story by Nandita Ghose. Heart transplants take on a new dimension in this tale of Michael, who discovers his heart and his life. With John Bowe and Indira Varma.
Wed 10 Mar, 11:00 - 11:45 45 mins No Problem: Beth and Simon are trying to get back to England from India and it's proving to be a problem.
Thu 11 Mar, 11:00 - 11:45 45 mins From the House at the Top of the World: A German archaeologist gets involved in a race to steal Buddhist treasures from ancient lost towns along the Silk Road.
Fri 12 Mar, 11:00 - 11:45 45 mins (9 July 1999) The Drought By Stephen Dunstone. Jean's former home, submerged in a reservoir, has been uncovered by a drought. Her visit there does not bring back the happy memories her nurses expect. With Kathleen Helme, Angela Wynter and Susan Cookson
OTHER JANET WHITAKER PLAYS:
No Man's Land....1992
Go to RADIO PLAYS-LISTS-TONY RAMSAY.
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