bbc radio drama training day piece 1

July 22, 2008

Rob Watson has managed to do an edit of the first radio piece. Available to listen on the audiotheque site. It’s called Fenced In.


BBC Radio Drama day

June 24, 2008

It was a good day over at Demontfort Uni last Wednesday. Good facilities over in the Creative Technology Suites. Well resourced with AV equipment. Audio stuff especially, was very impressive.

Structure of the day was to record two creative drama of 3 mins max to be edited at a later date, emphasis on writing and recording. Only an hour for each drama so intensive day. We were in a group of three with an actor and BBC person also.

piece number one was called the last straw and involved a couple celebrating their divorce by taking a spectacular hot air balloon ride, the second was called fences and was about a guy who hates the world so much he fences himself and his house away!

Reminded me of when I worked at BBC East Midlands Today as regards the turnaround time. Good day. Intend to get involved in the editing and think the audiotheque site is a good resource for getting work out there. A drama that one of the other groups (there were 4) produced is on the site.

BBC Radio Drama Training Day

June 17, 2008

Off to Demontfort tomorrow for radio day. Based on their suggested titles i’ve written another short piece.


Looking forward to the day.

BBC Radio Drama Training Day

June 13, 2008

Attending a BBC Radio Drama day at DeMonfort University on Wed 18th in the Queens Building. Aim of the day is to produce a “short (1-3 min) pieces recorded and ready to be edited”. Structure is to have “small groups, each group with one BBC producer to advise.”

I’ve written something already which you can see below.

They’ve suggested possible  titles:
You never know what’s around the corner
Voyage and return
It’s better to have loved and lost…
Killing time
Smoke signals
The wick and the match
Two flights to go
Fenced in
Divide and conquer
The last straw
Tale of the unexpected
No turning back
One minute to go
The last request
Missed message

with the idea being that each script “might have the climax/turning point of the piece centred on a sound.”

I’m going to try and write a few pieces using these titles. Here’s the piece I’ve written already.


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