Join our celebration of radio drama where a powerhouse of top radio drama writers, producers and directors will provide a fascinating afternoon of talks, expert panels and networking opportunities. A professional actor and sound designer will also offer their own particular insights to the making of radio drama.
Find out how radio dramas are created, what they require, their challenges and rewards, new and exciting developments in the genre and recording on location. You can also sit in our Listening Room to hear radio dramas by some of the contributors.
The event is being arranged jointly by the English and Creative Writing department at the University of Chichester and the Writers Guild of Great Britain, with support from the BBC too.
The event is free. Teas and coffees are included, and wine to help the networking at the end of the day!
Confirmed speakers include:
- John Dryden, director of scripted programming at Panoply Media, and a multi-award winning writer and director, and the creator of the hit sci-fi podcast Lifeafter and BBC Radio 4’s epic historical saga Tumanbay.
- Marion Nancarrow, who has directed more than 250 single plays, dramatisations, comedies and drama-docs for BBC Radio Drama, and ran the BBC World Serice drama strand for many years.
- the prolific Mike Walker, writer of historical dramas such as Caesar!,The Plantagenets, The Stuarts and Tsar.
- Nick Warburton, another prolific, award-winning writer of radio drama and co-author of the Writers’ and Artists’ Companion Writing for TV and Radio.
- Nicholas McInerny,award-winning writer, who has over 75 professional credits in TV, Stage, Film and Radio.
- David Hunter, senior producer at the BBC, who had directed hundreds of plays for Radio 3 and 4, including com, The Big Broadcasts, Tommies, The Tidebreak, The Strange Case of Dr Jeckyll and My Hyde.
- Sue Teddern, who writes for The Archers and wrote the recent series Cooking in a Bedsitter.
- Stephen Wyatt, the only writer to have won the Tinniswood Award for best original radio script twice – for Memorials to the Missing in 2008 and Gerontius in 2011. His television work includes Dr Who, House of Elliot and Casualty.
The event is free but please book via Eventbrite.