SUNDAY 19th AUGUST

12 noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

THE CLEANSED – Season Two Episode 16 THE REVELATION Part II

In Season One, set in the mid-21st century, fuel was running out, food was scarce, Acts of God – and humans – took down the grid and everything else. Civilisation ground to a halt. And then things got really bad.  But they survived.  And now in Season Two of the epic apocalyptic drama our motley band of heroes is traveling a treacherous river, but nature is only the beginning of the challenges they will face because in the shadows of the City of Corinth, a great evil has unlocked the secret to controlling the minds of millions: fear and violence.

The Production company, Final Rune, is centered on the award laden multi-talented Fred Greenhaigh who not only writes, produces and directs “The Cleanse” but much else besides. Plus he has a talented cast and crew who give it their all so your ears are in for a treat.  Check everything out at Final Rune.com

THE GROUNDED
Another good play courtesy of Pindrop Theatre which was founded to use theatre and all the performing arts to promote social inclusion – theatre for change.

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION… DINAW MENGESTU

Dinaw Mengestu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and emigrated to join his father in the US, who had fled the communist revolution in Ethiopia. Mengestu has written for many publications and wrote the novel The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears which the NY Times Book Review reviewed as “a great African novel, a great Washington novel, and a great American novel.”    Here he reads extracts and is interviewed by Penn Szittya from Georgetown University’s English department where Dinaw studied.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETS & POETRY

A special collection of Scottish poetry is followed by:

Philip Levine is known for his original style and voice. Readers of American poetry recognize him as the pre-eminent American poet living and writing in the U.S. Among his many awards are the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize (1987), a National Book Award for Poetry (1991), the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry (1991), and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1995).

 

3pm & 11pm & 7am

ALTERNATIVE RADIO….DAVID SUZUKI

Here at Audiobook Radio we are keen to provide a range of voices – very literally as well as in terms of opinions and views of the world.  This strand created by Alternative Radio does just that.  We will hear from some of the most informed minds and greatest social activists of our time whose take on justice and  power does not chime with those that hold the power and don’t provide justice for all so we rarely get to hear from them in mainstream media.  Different opinions always help inform our own and we are always eager to hear from listeners about this or any other strand.  Contact us on the tab at www.audiobookradio.net.   Today’s talk entitled The Nature of Things is given by David Suzuki an award-winning scientist, environmentalist, author and broadcaster.

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

THEATRE ROYAL

The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence – and it was. Hosted by Laurence Olivier these big name productions – also including the acting talents of Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles and Robert Morley – were based on works by the world’s leading authors – Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov and Robert Louis Stevenson are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping. Today we raise the curtain on ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON’S The Suicide Club introduced and starring SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES featuring BASIL RATHBONE and NIGEL BRUCE in more of these timeless classic adventures.

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

ABR welcomes Publisher’s Weekly, an authority on all things books & publishing for a look at the current bestseller’s list in the US, an interview with a successful author as well as forthcoming news for the week ahead. Their podcast is presented by Rose Fox and Mark Rotella who this week are on holiday so have chosen their favourite interviews of 2015, namely, marine biologist James McClintock and Wil Haygood about his book on Thurgood Marshall

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today it’s award winning writer EVIE WYLD who The Independent describes as ‘A young writer with talent to burn.’ She was born in London but also grew up in Australia which has forged her early stories.

 

6pm & 2am & 10am

HOLLYWOOD STAGE

Hollywood is 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…Each Dawn I Die starring GEORGE RAFT and LYN BARRY

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

SOULS BELATED BY EDITH WHARTON PART II READ BY JANET MAW

This story focusses on Lydia and her American lover, Gannet, who have runaway to Europe to be together, having rejected the social conventions of society on such liaisons.  Full of insight and wonderful characterisation.

LAURA BY SAKI READ BY BARBARA LEIGH-HUNT

Masterful short story writer, Saki, revels in dark humour in this tale that could be about reincarnation but is definitely intriguing.