Drama from University Radio York.
This was the first legal independant UK radio station (1968). It currently broadcasts on medium wave in the York (England) area on 1350 kHz but only during University term time, 24 hours a day.
The dates given below are the headline date of the podcast which was usually the broadcast date but on some of the dates the station was off air and the content was presumably broadcast on some other date. Where a broadcast date is known a broadcast time is also listed.
Online archived schedules (2004 to date - format: https://ury.org.uk/schedule/2009/w9/) indicate some long periods with NO output at all from the "speech" programme department, which during those lengthy periods may have lacked any student volunteer support. Some drama is listed with no content details and there is a suggestion that drama was included in other generic undetailed strands.
Most recent at the top:
Thursday, 13 Jun 2019 :The Town We Tried to Grow Up In
An apocalypse waiting to happen and a relationship breaking in it's wake. The Town We Tried to Grow Up In, a radio play by Bryn Richards, explores the heartbreaks of a rocky relationship and how love unwinds in the wake of an apocalypse.
Director & Editor - Rosie Day Writer - Bryn Richards
Narrator: Danny Djalili
Alex: Dean Murphy
Charlie: Gabriella Turno
Monday, 6 May 2019 : Old Friends at Lunch (dur: 8 mins)
A short comedy by Logan Barker. In the 21st century, a world transgressing boundaries and brimming with unknown technologies, a high school student's vision goes tragically wrong... or right? Intro and outro song: Tiny Tim, Tiptoe Through the Tulips
Frank - Ben Price
Sam - Rohan Millen
Teacher - Nicola Gill
Creature - Alex Dixon
Figure - Georgia Craig
Director - Rosie Day
Editor & Producer - SJ Callender
Editor - Marc Girot
Friday, 8 Jun 2018 : 10.00: Technophobia (60mins)
The Speech teams latest radio drama Technophobia (written by Joe Dolan) is an emotive and intense listen, which questions the costs of technological advancement in our society, and the impact it may have on us in the future. Starring Claire Geller, Leo Clasen and Ella Rainbird-Earley.
Thursday, 10 Nov 2016 : Idol Chatter
Ever wondered what God and Satan talk aboutwhen they're off duty?
Written by Joe Willis Directed by Sienna Holmes
Sound Engeneering by Liam Hevey
God - Richard White
Satan - Golfo Migos
Monday, 7 Nov 2016 Do You Hear Voices?
Listen to the voices. A surreal drama written by Imogen Fodor. Performances by Lisa Owen, Lauren Basnett, and Tom Barry. Editing by Kat Young. Directed by Beth Prior.
Sunday, 29 May 2016 After the Tone
- a radio drama by Georgie Norgate.
Made up of a series of voicemail messages, this drama tells the story of a desperate search for a missing girl.
Written, directed and edited by Georgie Norgate.
Mum - Sienna Holmes
Dad - Dominic Gould
Sadie - Golfo Migos
Dan - Leo Clasen
Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 : 3pm : by Joe Willis - The Wish (Radio Drama)
Short play about a young boy who is able to see his Granddad one last time, after the relative dies.
Friday, 6 Dec 2013 : 12 noon : The URY Panto 2013: Aladdin (2 hours)
Join all your favourite URY presenters as they star in our very special take on this classic pantomime, with guest star JON LEE FROM S CLUB 7! Will Aladdin end up marrying Princess Jasmine? Will the evil Abanazer get his way and become Emperor of China? Will Abu the monkey ever stop squarking? Will Widow Twankey get it on with R Patz at the royal procession? And will we ever settle on a single pronunciation of the name 'Abanazer'? So many questions. So any answers in the podcast. Expect a lamp, a genie, and lots of awful accents.
The URY Panto 2013 starred URY presenters and Jon Lee from S Club 7. It was written by Anna Henley, Ben Bason, Al Riddell, Andy Durant, Dave Wood, Ben Gibson, Ellie Wright and Hary Whittaker. It was produced by Ben Bason.
Friday, 5 Jul 2013 TRIMBLE: Part 3 - "Madovitz"
Film Noir Sitcom by Ed Greenwood charting the cases of disgraced cop Trimble. The detective is given his most confounding case to date, the murder of Baron von Bastard. But is everything exactly as it seems? Starring Lewis Chandler with Stephanie Bartlett, Joe Williams, Harry Whittaker, Greg Ebdon, Roseanna Brear, and Joe D’Angelo. Live music from Dandy and D'Lions and Yoshika Colwell. The programme is produced for URY by John Wakefield.
Friday, 5 Jul 2013 - TRIMBLE: Part 2 - "The Fix"
Film Noir Sitcom by Ed Greenwood charting the cases of disgraced cop Trimble. The death of Johnny Velasquez leads Trimble to Big Neddies Casino, but will he be able to take on the gangs and get back on the force? Starring Lewis Chandler with Stephanie Bartlett, Joe Williams, Harry Whittaker, Greg Ebdon, Roseanna Brear, Joe D’Angelo and Lily Cooper. Live music from Dandy and D'Lions and Yoshika Colwell. The programme is produced for URY by John Wakefield.
Friday, 5 Jul 2013 - TRIMBLE: Part 1 - "A Bit of Fluff"
Film Noir Sitcom by Ed Greenwood charting the cases of disgraced cop Trimble. After months of looking for lost pets will the case of Mr Fluffy be any different? Starring Lewis Chandler with Stephanie Bartlett, Joe Williams, Harry Whittaker, Greg Ebdon, Roseanna Brear, Joe D’Angelo and Ed Greenwood. Live music from Dandy and D'Lions and Yoshika Colwell. The programme is produced for URY by John Wakefield
Friday, 14 Dec 2012 - URY Christmas Panto 2012 - Rumplestiltskin
It's here! By popular demand, the podcast of this year's University Radio York Christmas Panto - Starring Karl Kennedy (or as some people call him, Alan Fletcher) is now available. We left it up to our listeners to vote for what story they wanted us to adapt this year- and they chose Cool Runnings. We, however, decided a panto based on Cool Runnings would be stupid. And quite possibly racist. So we did Rumplestiltskin instead. So sit back with a Mince Pie and some Mulled Wine and enjoy the URY Christmas Panto 2012. Starring: Alan Fletcher, Rachael Venables, Ben Bason, Harry Whittaker, Andrew Durant, Tom Edwards, Kirsty Rogers, Karl Bos, William Chalk, Charles Lewis, Ellie Wright, Rory Foster, Jay Glover, Helen Marrison and John Wakefield Written By: James Bugg, Ellie Wright, Ben Bason, William Chalk, Charles Lewis, Meg Roberts, Karl Bos and Bex Elson
Friday, 23 Dec 2011 - URY Panto: Little Red Riding Hood
Will Little Red Riding Hood survive her encounters with wolves, gay men, hermaphrodites, aweful jokes, smutty puns, dead celebrities, religious icons and Brian Blessed? Its a good question. >>Download or listen online to find out. Starring Brian Blessed, Chalk and Charles and a host of talented ((URY)) presenters. As broadcast live on '((URY)) Lunch with Chalk and Charles', 14/12/2011 With scenes by Chalk and Charles, James Bugg, Nic Munday, Jack Luckett, and James Long.
Sunday, 26 Jun 2011 - 'The More Beautiful Game' by James Bugg
The story of Yorkshireman and world class athlete, Geoff Batterson (played by Chris White) who wants to see his sport in the 2012 London Olympic games. There is a catch though. The sport is table football. Geoff not only faces the challenge of convincing the olympic committee, but must also be wary of rising table football star Kazayuki Takamoto, who threatens Batterson's place as World Number 1. As the hearing, and the table football World Cup final approach, Geoff, along with his best friend Alan (Dan Wood) test their friendship, their nerve and their devotion to the more beautiful game.
Geoff Batterson - Chris White Alan Turner - Dan Wood Commentator - Jack Roberts Janet Batterson - Anjali Vyas-Brannick Other parts played by Freddy Elletson, Louis Lunts, Jonathon Carr,Oliver Hill, Georgie Patrick, James Bugg, John Wakefield and members of the cast. Music written by Karl Kramer and James Whittle, and performed by Karl Kramer, James Whittle, Nils Greenhow and Nick Tudor. Writen by James Bugg. Directed by James Bugg and John Wakefield. Produced by John Wakefield
Monday, 20 Jun 2011 - The Prince of Humberside'
By Tess Humphrey; black comedy 'The Prince of Humberside' about Laurie a troubled teenager who calls the NHS Suicide Hotline and recieves some unconventional advice. The play deals with the issues of depression in young people in a comic yet deeply moving way in half an hour of gripping student written drama. Joshua King-Laurie Waugh; Ela Gaworzewska-Arrabella Tess Humphrey; -Writer and Director John Wakefield-Producer
Sunday, 16 Jan 2011 -The Matchstick Man
URY Original Drama. Tom Crowley's superb play deals with the ethics of Artificial Intelligence through the eyes of a psychologist, Dr Talbot, who is sent to investigate 'Frank'. This full cast dramatisation was completed in 2010 but is presented here as a standalone radio play for the first time.
Saturday, 25 Dec 2010 - 'A Christmas Carol
A semidramatised version of Dicken's timeless tale comes to URY just in time to wish you a Merry Christmas.
Monday, 7 Jun 2010 - The Matchstick Man (6) - Week 8
The sixth instalment of original radio drama at URY - Tom Crowley's 'The Matchstick Man'.
Monday, 7 Jun 2010 - The Matchstick Man (5) - Week 7
The fifth instalment of the original radio drama at URY - Tom Crowley's 'The Matchstick Man'
Friday, 5 Mar 2010 The Matchstick Man (4) - Week 6
Friday, 5 Mar 2010 - The Matchstick Man (3) - Week 6
Friday, 5 Mar 2010 -The Matchstick Man (2) - Week 5
Friday, 5 Mar 2010 - The Matchstick Man (1) - Week 4
(...-thanks, Stephen, for another interesting listing - Ed.)