Ella ... Rose Ayling-Ellis, Birdman .... Robert Pickavance, Leanne .... Rachel Austin, Clare / PC .... Ruth Alexander-Rubin, Alastair ..... Jason Done, Audiologist / Craig ..... Matthew McNulty. Producer .... Nadia Molinari.
Acoustic aircraft detection
Prior to World War II and the invention of radar, acoustic mirrors were built as early warning devices around the coasts of Great Britain, with the aim of detecting incoming enemy aircraft by the sound of their engines. There are some at Denge on the Dungeness peninsula, at Hythe in Kent, and in other parts of Britain.
THE DONOR TRAIL....2010
R4, Woman's Hour serial, early 2010. A seemingly healthy man collapses from a heart condition and is told that a transplant is the only option. Five monologues explore what happens, from different perspectives. With Derek Riddell, Julia Ford, Samantha Bond, JeffHordley, Maxine Peak.
27 Jan 10; afternoon play. RT info: A chance sighting on the News leads to an extraordinary reunionbetween two siblings and the father they thought had died four years earlier. The play explores the emotional hinterland of reconciliation. With Robert Glenister, Suranne Jones, Joanne Mitchell, David Hargreaves, Terence Mann. Producer Nadia Molinari.
THE TOWER - EVA'S STORY....2009
Set in a motorway service station, the play tells the story of a young Romanian cleaner who discovers an illegal immigrant in the back of a container lorry. Through a shared love of music a friendship develops, and Eva hides the Zimbabwean refugee from the authorities. With Lucian Msamati & Cristina Catalina. Afternoon Play.
MOLE, MOLE.... 2009
R4 24 Feb 09, 1415. Afternoon Play. Richard Monks' comic tale of an amateur gardener who becomes dangerously obsessed with hunting down the mole that has dared to desecrate his pristine lawn. But his obsession hides a deeper and more damaging problem. Margaret ...... Lesley Sharp Colin ...... Neil Dudgeon Mathew ...... Robert Lonsdale Jonte ...... Paul Rider Nurse ...... Manjeet Mann Doctor ...... Gunnar Cauthery. Directed by Marc Beeby.
FROM FACT TO FICTION: FAMILY SNAPS....2008
24 May 08. Writers create a fictional response to the week's news. Featured writer this week Richard Monks.
The story of a remote rural community catapulted into the media spotlight when a train jumps the tracks on the outskirts of their village. One year on from the crash, 5 different characters recount their memories of the disaster, and how it has changed their lives. With Bryan Dick, Deborah Findlay, Katy Cavanagh. Woman's Hour Serial.
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEA .....2008
Friday Play. Adapted from Tom Reynolds's book of the same name. Paramedic Paul Masters's night shift suddenly changes from boredom to heart-stopping drama. Can trainee Kelly rescue him when his work and personal life head for a sharp collision? Paul ...... Martin Freeman Kelly ...... Elaine Cassidy Father ...... Ron Cook Martha ...... Lorna Gayle Mrs Roberts ...... Anne Reid Ruth ...... Liz White Michael ...... Ben Onwukwe Nurse ...... Liza Sadovy David ...... Peter Marinker Ian ...... Joe Prospero. Directed by Nadia Molinari.
The play was also reviewed favourably in The Observer.
THE LOSS ADJUSTER.....2006
R4, 1415, 17 Nov 06. A thought-provoking Friday play about corrupt business practices. Martin's house has been built along with hundreds of others on a flood plain. When the estate gets flooded, and a young girl dies, he discovers first-hand how big business operates. Producer Sally Avens. ND, VRPCC newsletter.
A FIVE YEAR SENTENCE....2006
A five part adaptation of the novel by Bernice Rubens in which a lonely spinster finds new purpose in life through her diary. With Kenneth Cranham and Sheila Reid. Woman's Hour Serial.
Friday Play, 4 Feb 05. Adam Godley , Helen Longworth , Emma Fielding , Stephen Hogan , Chiwtei Ejiofor , Benjamin Whitrow , Ian Hughes Hugh Dickenson.
11 Feb 05. Friday Play. Benjamin Whitrow , Andrew Garfield , Chiwetel Ejiofor , Nick Boulton , Hugh Dickenson , Emily Wachter , Amy Brown, Ian Hughes , Philip Fox , Stuart McLoughlin , Rob Hastie , Jason Chan , Annette Badland , Ndidi Del Fatti , Stephen Hogan.
These plays were reviewed favourably in The Observer, Sunday Telegraph & Financial Times
The tale of an inner city community brought together by an inspirational young woman and a flock of sheep. Woman's Hour Serial.
Friday Play. 55m. A mother is reunited with her son twenty years after his disappearance as a toddler - but it's not all good news. Rpt. 10 Sep 04. Julia Ford , Andrew Harrison , Nicholas Greaves , Jemma Churchill , Joe Duttine , Ben Crowe , Denise Black , Stephen Critchlow.
(Favourably reviewed by the Sunday Telegraph, and reached the lists for the 2004 Sony Awards.)
Jan 01. A six-part comedy series by Richard Monks about caravanners. With Stephanie Cole, Bernard Hepton, Annette Badland.
HEARING SENSE....3 Mar 00
Friday Play. A sound recordist has an extensive collection of sound effects. Social story by Richard Monks.
'Uses sound in a way that only works in this medium' (Times).
Also reviewed favourably in The Guardian.
Winner – Radio Drama - Sony Silver Award 2000
Winner - Radio Drama - Mental Health Media Awards 1999
Nominated for Prix Europa – Berlin 1999
|Cosby Methodist Church|
|Links to other sites|