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Radio Plays - Telephones!

2003 Cold Calling, by Lynne Truss
1998 Phone tag, by I.Horowitz
1997 Cold Call, by Collin Johnson
1997 Call from the dead, by Carey Harrison
1996 Speak after the Beep, by Michael Frayn
1995 Burn your phone
1993 Click, click, brrr, by Joe Turner
1992 Disconnected, by Anthony George
1992 Crossed Lines, by David Halliwell
c1990 Life Line, by Paul Syrett
c1980 The last phone-in, by Keith Waterhouse
c1980 Chocolate & Cigarettes, by Anthony Minghella
Sorry, Wrong Number

NOTES

COLD CALLING....2003
See Lynne Truss page. Play based in a call centre.

PHONE TAG....1998
Curious play where the main parts are taken by answering machines.

COLD CALL....1997
R4,22 Jul 97; excellent play set in an advertising agency call centre.

CALL FROM THE DEAD....1997
A macabre tale: a telephone call from the grave?

DISCONNECTED 1992
An unearthly tale.....an unusual happening on a train near Chelmsford puts Peter's mobile phone at a premium. But as power in the batteries drains away, the voices on the line become more ghostly. With John Nettles as Peter, Mary Wimbush as Nan, Kathryn Hurlbutt as Grace, Susan Mann as Nancy; also stars Edward Long, Richard Avery and Peter Meakin; directed by Nigel Bryant.

Crossed Lines:....1992
An exciting thriller beginning with a stray telephone call....I wonder how I'd react if my business was in trouble and I received a proposition like this...stars Ian Hogg as Daker Adwin, Claire Falconbridge as Sadia, Graham Padden as Jackman, Kathryn Hurlbutt as Edie, David Vann as Aaron, Joyce Gibbs as Mrs. Dabbs, Simon Carter as Mr. Dabbs, Terrl Molloy as Keel, Gillian Goodman as Yattar, and David Halliwell as the prison officer. Directed at Pebble Mill by Philip Martin.

SNIPE 3909...1989
A woman is terrified by a stalker who keeps telephoning....(15/1/89) , by Graeme Fyfe: Hannah Gordon, Peter Craze, Caroline John, Gregory de Polnay, Peter Tuddenham, Michael Deacon, Peter Sowerbutts, Joe Dunlop, Dominic Rickards, Christopher Scott. Producer Gerry Jones. Part of 'Fear on Four' series 2.

LIFE LINE....c1989
By Paul Syrett, from 'Fear on Four'.

THE LAST PHONE-IN....1980
The phone-in programme from hell.

CHOCOLATE & CIGARETTES....1980
Excellent play which begins with an extended scene on an answering machine...

SORRY, WRONG NUMBER
Classic American suspense monologue. Broadcast several times.

Nigel Deacon / Clive Lever / Diversity website

Most of the above known to exist in VRPCC collections

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