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Beds Talks - Fantastic Noise: Making Radio Drama

Audio drama has been prevalent and significant in the UK for decades. A significant reason for that being BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’, the world’s longest running drama, with around 19,000 episodes since 1951. In February 2019, the contemporary rural drama was voted as the second best radio programme of all time by a panel of experts.

But how is this form of radio drama made? What are the processes involved? Who better than Jeremy Howe, Editor of The Archers, to tell us. We’ll be focusing on the scripting, the recording, the editing and how the process has evolved over the last 69 years.

We’ll also be joined by Adam Jarrell from The Offensive, an award-winning mockumentary podcast that follows fictional Premier League club Ashwood City FC. They will answer questions about the challenges of creating new audio drama and establishing an audience without a radio station backing.
17:30 - Registration and refreshments
18:00 - Welcome and introduction
18:10 - Recording of talk
19:15 - Quiz at the end (prizes to be won!)
19:30 - Networking, drinks and nibbles

This event be live-recorded to be published on the Fantastic Noise podcast platform and will include a special quiz with prizes, complimentary refreshments and networking opportunities. Tickets are free but attendees must register their place online via
University of Bedfordshire PG and CPD Centre University Square Luton United Kingdom LU1 3JU
Wed 26 Feb 2020
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