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All this week (4th-8th Dec’17), catch our Book Of The Week ‘Over and Out‘ by cricket commentator Henry Blofeld – 09:45 on BBC Radio 4! ‘Blowers’ as he is affectionately known by cricket lovers around the world, enlivened the Test Match Special commentary box for over 40 years. Today, Blowers looks back upon the event that triggered his retirement and reflects too on the accident that curtailed a promising career with the bat…
Our latest short story airs tomorrow (Friday 3rd November 2017) at 15:45 on BBC Radio 4! A family meal doesn’t go quite to plan in this specially-commissioned story by Agnieszka Dale. No-one knows quite what’s wrong with Annie, but her condition is getting worse and her expressions are more and more colourful… Daniela Denby-Ashe reads ‘The Curse‘.
This Monday (23rd October) on BBC Radio 4, presenter Lucy Hawking tells the story of one of the earliest online dating stories, written 140 years ago: ‘Wired Love – A Romance in Dots and Dashes’. Hawking looks at how the invention of the telegraph led to social changes in the role of women as well as providing the inspiration for this first on-line romance novel, published over 100 years before the internet… catch ‘Wired Love‘ at 11am.

Did you guess our iconic 70’s horror title for this years BBC Radio 4 Fright Night season??

We can now reveal we have adapted David Seltzer’s ‘The Omen‘! Read by Owen Teale, catch it next Monday 9th – Friday 13th (!) October for the Book at Bedtime reading at 22:45… spooky!!

 

For all of you wanting to know about a series of Mythos by Julian Simpson – watch this space. About to announce the latest very very shortly.

Thanks to everyone who got in touch about Jessica Pidsley and Matthew Bannister’s powerful story ‘Mama Courage’,  broadcast on Radio 4 in May. We’re delighted to say that a brand new mother and baby unit is opening in Norwich, so mothers will no longer have to travel hundreds of miles for help. The docu-drama is on the iPlayer until 10th June and you can read more about it here. Please help us get the message across about how dangerous this rare condition can be if left unchecked by sharing the link.

We loved working with Kim Cattrall on BBC Radio 4’s Fright Night, recording Ira Levin’s best selling novel ‘Rosemary’s Baby’. We’re confident that this year’s Fright Night project is going to be just as unsettling… Rights are being finalised on another iconic title which was made into a film in the seventies and scored two academy award nominations – winning for Best Original Score. Later, it hit no.16 in the 100 Scariest Movie Moments. Guessed it? Well we’re not going to tell you…… not yet!