??.??..00 A matter of interpretation
22.11.00 The rabbits of Godalming*
14.06.02 Milosevic (Friday play), 60m*
01.03.04 The guest before you*
07.08.04 Put money in thy purse, 60m
08.09.04 A journey around my room*
03.02.05 Press the hash key now*
12.07.10 The Understanding
date not known
A MATTER OF INTERPRETATION (IMISON AWARD winner, 2000)
Peter Morgan is a reporter for ITN's Channel Four News; he won a BAFTA
and Amnesty International Award for his coverage of the
Bosnian War. He has also written for radio and theatre. His first radio
play, A Matter of Interpretation (BBC Radio 4), explored the work of the
Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal.
THE RABBITS OF GODALMING....2000
Peculiar tale based on a true story -
in 1726, Mary Toft claimed that she had
given birth to rabbits and cats. She made
quite a lot of money...which supports
my view that there's nothing that people
won't believe so long as you say it with
a straight enough face.
This play, written by Peter Morgan,
reporter and playwright, combines
documentary interviews with confessions
of a fictional henchman. Excellent listening; it was
nominated for a Sony Award in 2003.
THE GUEST BEFORE YOU....2004
Eavesdrop on a week in the life of
hotel room no. 331. Produced by Alison
PUT MONEY IN THY PURSE....2004
Saturday play - an account of Orson Welles'
chaotic attempt to film Othello, as seen by his Iago,
Micheal MacLiammoir. Simon Callow played MacLiammoir and
Don Warrington played Welles. The play was directed by
Alison Hindell (who is now Head of Radio Drama, having
recently taken over from Gordon House).
PRESS THE HASH KEY NOW....2005
Comic play about the perils of using (and not using)
mobile 'phones. This play received mixed comments on the
BBC messageboard, but I found it entertaining and OK. It
starred Ruth Jones, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Bradley Freegard,
Keith Woodason, Laurence Allan and Shireen Shah, and was directed by
Radio Times - A gentle comedy of modern manners...Lorna has
found some saucy text messages on her boyfriend's mobile 'phone.
The moral of the story gradually becomes clear - the best way to communicate
is for us to talk to each other.
A young woman is urgently admitted to hospital, to give birth. What happens in the next few minutes tests the judegment and the understanding of everyone in the room. With Philip Fox, Katy Kavanagh, Golda Rosheuvel, Sam Dale, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Caroline Guthrie. Producers Steven Canny, Jonquil Panting; director David Hunter. Must have been crowded in the recording studio.
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
Asterisked plays known to exist in VRPCC collections
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