15 minute BBC Radio Drama (Fact to Fiction Broadcast June 2008)
BREAKING POINT ....2007
10 Aug, R4, Friday Play. You couldn't fail to get the message in the muscular drama, Breaking Point, in which the effect of a man's recruitment to military intelligence rubbed off on his personal life. Elliot Cowan and Naomi Frederick played the couple for whom married life became a brutal game of cat and mouse. Author Philip Palmer and producer Toby Swift cleverly subverted expectations by imbuing domestic scenes, such as the wife in labour, with a sinister air while giving comic undertones to interrogation sessions. (shortened excerpt from review by M.P., in "The Stage")
RT: Philip Palmer's powerful drama tells the story of Jon Starkey as he undergoes training to become a British Army interrogator. A career soldier with a young family, Starkey is about to join the front line in the so-called war against terror.
Friday Play. Starring Ann Mitchell, Caroline Catz & Tanya Franks.
11 Feb 05. A childhood prodigy of a violinist goes on strike - even parental bribes won't get her playing. By Philip Palmer. This was a well-written play, showing lots of musical know-how: techniques, tensions, and how to overcome them (I know- I'm a musician). A pleasure to hear it , and it was well-cast. Stephanie Fearon was the prodigy, Tilly Vosburgh was Mum, and Ray Fearon and Nicholas Farrell were the concert violinist and the father. Sonia Slany played the violin, Carol Bayne directed. -N.D.
THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO ....2004
Starring Paul Rhys and Conleth Hill. 18 Feb 04.
THE KING'S COINER ....2002
True life detective drama about Isaac Newton. By the 1690s Isaac Newton, already the world's greatest mathematician, was hungry for a new challenge and became Warden of the Royal Mint. His pursuit of London's most notorious counterfeiter, William Chaloner, confirmed him as a man prepared to go to any lengths to solve a problem.
Isaac Newton ...... Ian McDiarmid
Catherine Barton ...... Katy Cavanagh
William Chaloner ...... Barnaby Kay
Lord Halifax ...... Jeremy Swift
Tom Holloway ...... Freddie Annobil-Dodoo
Mr. Secretary Vernon ...... Peter Marinker
Thomas Carter ...... Colin Adrian
Radio drama. Starring Owen Teale and Robert Pugh.
THE FAERIE QUEEN ....2001
2 part adaptation of Spenserís epic poem for BBC Radio. Directed by Toby Swift. Starring Simon Russell Beale and Holly Aird.
GIN AND RUM ....2000
Radio drama. Every weekday Judy and Bob meet on the roof of a London office block for their lunch break. This romantic ghost story scratches beneath the surface of two lonely lives, offering a tantalising glimpse of the secrets of the city. With Caroline Catz and Philip Whitchurch. Director: Toby Swift.
compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
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