NUMBERS Visitor totals and most-visited writers' and producers' pages:
Jan:17316 (Alex Ferguson 160, Wally K Daly 156, Clive Brill 127, Robin Brooks 110)
Feb:17078 (David Spenser 235, Rodney Wingfield 110, Wally K Daly: 96, S Baczkiewicz 77)
Mar:19079 (Scott Cherry 163, R. Wingfield 157, Chris Reason 133, S Baczkiewicz 133)
Apr:17561 (Wally K Daly 132, David Spenser 120, R. Wingfield 88, G. Brown & S.Bacz 78)
May:16377 (Don Taylor 451, Wally K Daly 419, David Spenser 129, R. Wingfield 106)
Jun:13451 (Don Taylor 359, Rodney Wingfield 218, John Peacock 101, Dave Sheasby 72)
ALLEGRA MCILROY I am working on a page for Allegra McIlroy, a young producer currently working on the superb R4 drama series Home Front.
4 Feb 2017
AUDIO DRAMA AWARDS The Audio Drama Awards evening was last Sunday, 29 Jan; I added the winners to the page a few days ago. Highlights: The big Zola series got an award, as did the production crew of The Archers; Bill Nighy received a Lifetime Achievement Award. James Fritz won both the Imison and the Tinniswood with his social media play "Comment is Free". Nigel Lewis won 'best sound design' (Tracks, dir. James Robinson) and Lee Rufford was best debut actor in Carl Prekopp's production of "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" for Goldhawk. For the full list, see 2017 Audio Drama Awards
3 Feb 2017
SPINE CHILLERS, R4X Jan-Feb 2017 Thirty-two years ago Radio 4 ran a series of supernatural dramas called Spine Chillers.The have been resurrected by radio 4 Extra and they add a much-missed frisson to the airwaves. ....summarised from Jane Anderson, RT.
The episodes are going out on Sundays and the titles are:
1.Origami, by Jill Hyem (22 Jan)
2.Dracula in White, by Peter Redgrove (29 Jan)
3.Witch Water Green, by Don Webb (5 Feb)
4.Figures, by Colin Haydn Evans
5.Mrs. M, by David Campton
These were 45 minutes long, except the Don Webb, which lasted an hour. I am pleased to report that an off-air recording of Don's episode was donated to the BBC archive by VRPCC (aka The Radio Circle) for this broadcast.
22 Jan 2017
GREETINGS Happy New Year, everyone. Here's to a good 2017 with plenty of good comedy and drama.