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RADIO DRAMA FORUMS AND MESSAGEBOARDS
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IMISON AWARD: DOUBLE BUBBLE SHORTLISTED
An interesting situation has developed with the Imison Award for newcomers to radio drama. A non-BBC play has made it into the last 3. The winner will be announced on 3 Feb. The drama is available on the National Prison Radio website and is by Carl Cattermole, with producer Andrew Wilkie.

The podcast website for this play reads: We’ve teamed up with the Stop Loan Sharks Campaign to produce an innovative, five-part micro-drama called DOUBLE BUBBLE. It’s written by, and also stars, Carl Cattermole, who himself spent time behind bars.

Double Bubble is English prison slang which means lending at a hundred percent interest. The play is based on the true story of Mark, who borrowed some money in prison to help his family out. The interest he owed was ‘double bubble’, plus any costs incurred for collection. By the end of the third month, Mark’s wife couldn’t afford the repayments and the children were suffering. When she refused to pay, things got really bad for her on the outside. And behind bars, there was nothing Mark could do to help.

The 5 podcasts are on the NPR website .

Written and voiced by Carl Cattermole, produced by Katie Bilboa, mastering by Steve Wyatt, artwork by Imogen Shaw.

18 Jan 19


INTERNATIONAL RADIO DRAMA FESTIVAL, KENT
The listening events for the festival (18-22 Mar 2019) will be in Canterbury this year. Keep an eye on the 2019 IRDF page for updates.

14 Jan 19


ANDREW DAVIES
Prompted by a message from Clive Lever, I'm starting a page about the radio plays of ANDREW DAVIES , who is a well-known screenwriter. His most recent TV work is the six-episode 'Les Miserables' currently being broadcast.

3 Jan 19


NEW WELSH WRITING AWARDS - CALL FOR ENTRIES
Notification from Jo McCrum, Society of Authors:

These new awards are in two categories; £1K to the winners.

Aberystwyth University Prize for a Dystopian Novella (a dystopian novella with any theme or setting)

Rheidol Prize for Writing (a novella set in Wales or with a Welsh theme or setting)

Details on the newwelshwritingawards.com website.

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