SUNDAY 23rd July

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

RETRO ACTIVE ANTI-TERROR BY ALEX IRVINE

One of the HorrorScope radio plays from the ‘Nightmares on Congress Street collection, “Retroactice Anti-Terror,” by Alex Irvine, is a science fiction story that presents a very real futuristic political horror.

THE WIND BY RAY BRADBURY

Classic Ray Bradbury…Meteorologist John Colt travels to the Valley of the Winds and finds the place where the winds gather to plan their destruction. When the winds realize he knows too much, they come after him in his home and seek to absorb him and add their voice to those of all the others they have killed

AT SEA BY STEPHEN R. SMITH

Two lovers decide whether they will stay together in this short play.

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION… MAUDE BARLOW

Maude Barlow educates people all over the world about the crisis of water privatization, and documents how commodification of water results in soaring rate increases and severe water shortages. She says, “Life requires access to clean water; to deny the right to water is to deny the right to life.” In her work she particularly advocates for the world’s poor, who in some cases pay more for potable water than do wealthier people in the same communities. She travels and lectures widely, arguing that water is a basic right and should not be a commodity.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETRY

Classic Beat Poetry followed by…LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the prominent poet whose voice still resounds and remains relevant. Although 95, he is still resident at City Lights book store.

 

3pm & 11pm & 7am

GORGEOUS WOMEN

Women – we are the gentler sex or the deadlier of the species but universally it is agreed that we are good talkers, as Radio Gorgeous aptly delivers for ABR. Sometimes frivolous but always fabulous and today features…

JACKY DONOVAN, business woman turned dominatrix, talking about her book Instant Whips and Dream Toppings and Tessa Stuart supermarket branding supremo.

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

SHERLOCK HOLMES

Greg Wagland superbly narrates The Priory School

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

SPARK LONDON

The concept is stand out simple. Real people telling real stories. Today’s are

Crab Dinner / The Goldfish by Fred and Kerry Crawley and Long Legs by Bill Singh.

A WORD IN YOUR EAR

Word in Your Ear are a Bath based collective of writers who gather to tell their stories. They liked the way our ancestors enjoyed stories – by listening to them. We totally agree with them so let’s have a listen to Black Sheep by Rosemary Senior and Erthenta by Alison Lock.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today MARIO LEVI, one of the most important modern Turkish writers.

 

6pm & 2am & 10am

HOLLYWOOD STAGE

Hollywoodis indelibly printed in our minds as a go to place for entertainment and has been for decades. We take you back in time as The Hollywood ringmaster himself, CECIL B DE MILLE unveils The Virginian featuring GARY COOPER

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

THE BAGMAN’S STORY BY CHARLES DICKENS READ BY RICHARD MITCHLEY.

An uncharacteristically happy story taken from ‘The Pickwick Papers’. Dealing with themes of marriage and having an overall positive tone, this tale is uplifting and gentle, with a reassuring and welcome direction.

LOST HEARTS BY M.R. JAMES READ BY RICHARD PASCO.

An orphaned boy comes to live with his reclusive relative, but there are strange manifestations in the house. The ghost children want vengeance – and they want it now. A classic ghost story from a master storyteller.