The December 2009 radio review is now online. Readers may also be interested that several new "Hancock" shows are available from the BBC shop. These have come from tapes released by Jeremy Stevenson, who recorded them back in the fifties.
More interesting reviews of recent BBC Radio by a BBC fan in New York:
Larry Slade. Please pay his site a visit. He does in-depth reviews of a small number of choice BBC plays, and his remarks are well worth reading. He's recently written about "The Loop" by Nick Perry, which may turn out to be a sci-fi classic.
......UPDATE, Jun 2010 - this play won a Sony Award....
I am sorry to report that Alick Rowe, the playwright, died in October. He was 70. He is perhaps best known to Radio 4 listeners (and radio 7 listeners) as the author of the Christmas play "Crisp and Even Brightly" ; too well-known to need further comment. I have written a brief obituary, which can be found on the Alick Rowe page. .....ND, 5 Dec 09.
LOCKERBIE ON TRIAL
Jeremy Howe, Commissioning Editor at R4 Drama, and Steve Bowbrick have given me permission to reproduce Jeremy's article about his programme "Lockerbie on Trial". Many thanks to them both. The article originally appeared on the bbc blog. (ND, 24 Sep 09)
GORDON HOUSE, DAVID McKAIL
There is now a page about Gordon House (see Producers Index) and I'm working on one about David McKail, a.k.a. Frederic Mohr.
PETER TEGEL, ARNOLD EVANS
Pages on these radio writers have been compiled by Michael Lloyd and Greg Linden respectively (many thanks); these are now on-line. (ND,14 Jul 09)
Apologies for the long wait - the site has received numerous updates, but this page has not. I have been preoccupied with other activities, mainly apple-related. (Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project is now up and running.)
Regular readers may be interested that the 'lost' pages (lost radio plays) are receiving an enormous number of visitors - around 1,000 per month. I am also receiving a steady trickle of radio recordings as a result. These are being incorporated into the collective vrpcc archive.
Listeners may be aware that another 'Journey into Space' episode has been broadcast, written by Julian Simpson, based on the tales devised by Charles Chilton.
Roger Howe has written a long article about CC, based on an interview which he carried out recently, and this is now online.
(ND, 3 Jul 09)
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