Pilot of the Future Dan Dare is flying high with a Gold prize at the New York Festivals Radio Program and Promotions Awards. How’s that for a big finish?
Prince Harry’s interview with Barrack Obama on the evils of social media and his dad on the perils of climate change have gone down well this side of the pond. Harry, as you may have heard, was Guest Editor of The Today Programme on BBC Radio 4, which is an early morning news and current affairs programme much beloved…
Simon Russell Beale has read Phillip Pullman’s new book The Book of Dust, Part One: La Belle Sauvage for Radio 4's Book at Bedtime. Installments run every weekday evening until November 3 but the omnibus edition can be heard online via BBC’s iPlayer.
Back in the early Seventies, we didn’t have colour television, didn’t have computers or mobile phones or the internet. However, through the magic of Green Shield Stamps I did get a little red pocket transistor radio which became a personal window on a wider world.
A lost Hammer movie leads a quartet of spooky productions in Radio 4's 2017 Fright Night season (thanks for the spot Blackoak!). Mark Gatiss directs Hammer Horror’s Unquenchable Thirst Of Dracula, an unmade movie script set in 1930s India. Lewis MacLeod (Dead Ringers) channels Christopher Lee as Dracula, whilst…
Victor Pemberton - the man who created the iconic sonic screwdriver for Doctor Who - has passed away, aged 85. He is also one of the few production staff to have an acting credit on the show having being turned into a Cyberman in The Moonbase.
Fancy that! The UK’s favorite nurse gets paid more than The Doctor. And the consultant. Kind of. I’m talking BBC here rather than the NHS.
There is a double dose of Doctor Who next Saturday. In the hour before Peter Capaldi answers a papal plea for help, Colin Baker will be bouncing brash and boisterous back on to Radio 4 Extra in a Big Finish audio adventure.
The Seventh Doctor returns to BBC Radio 4 Extra for four nights starting on Monday at 18:00. Do they still call that thread the Seventh Dimension?
A surreal Sixties satire is being revived for radio at 14:30 on 26 December. The Bed-Sitting Room, set in the aftermath of the Third World War, was written by John Antrobus and the late Spike Milligan. Antrobus takes on the role of the vicar for the new production.