SUNDAY 20th August

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

GREEN BY PAUL KENNY

After vandalizing a local bowling green; Michael, a young troubled teen is forced to help repair the damage he’s done. As he learns the implications of his actions, he finds himself taken under the wing of Ted; who wants to help Michael get his life back on track.  Performed by Cornucopia Radio.

FINDING HENRY BY PAUL MAGUIRE

Henry is alone, with only the voices in his head for company. Will his wife and daughter get to him in time and stop the cycle of abuse that started 20 years ago?  Performed by The Bunbury Banter Theatre Company.

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION…EDUARDO GALEANO

Eduardo Galeano, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940 is an essayist, journalist, historian, and activist, as well as one of Latin America’s most beloved literary figures. Galeano’s books include the trilogy Memory of Fire; The Book of Embraces; We Say No;Walking Words; and Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone. His newest book, Children of the Days (Los híjos de los días), is forthcoming in English in April 2013. An outspoken critic of the increasingly dehumanizing effects of globalization on modern society, Galeano has remained a passionate advocate for human rights and justice.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETRY….EAVAN BOLAND

Eavan Boland explores the relationship between gender, art, and national identity in her work. She was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1944 and educated in London, New York, and Dublin.

 

3pm & 11pm & 7am

ALTERNATIVE RADIO….MICHAEL MOORE

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 we have Michael Moore a documentary filmmaker and satirist whose debut documentary was the award winning Roger & Me, based in his native Flint, Michigan and chronicling his attempts to interview the CEO of General Motors Roger Smith about why he closed down local factories and moved to Mexico.  Oscar winning Bowling for Columbine looked at the US’s gun culture and Fahrenheit 9/11, made post 9/11, examined at the Bush administration.  He has made numerous other films and documentaries and remains a left wing activist.

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

SHERLOCK HOLMES CLASSICS

ABR is proud to present two classic episodes starring Basil Rathbone. ‘The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone’ followed by ‘An Incident from Six Napoleons.’

We close the hour with an author interview from KOBO and today’s guest is MALCOLM GLADWELL.

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

SPARK LONDON

The concept is stand out simple. Real people telling real stories. Today’s are: Choose Your Own Adventure by Kit Lovelace and Down Old Compton Street by Clayton Littlewood.

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: Carpe Diem by NAtalie Brown and The Diary by Mark Rutherford

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today it’s ANDREA DI ROBILANT, widely praised Italian writer and journalist who writes elegant, informative prose in both languages as evident from A Venetian Affair and his latest book Chasing the Rose.

 

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…The Awful Truth featuring CARY GRANT and CLAUDETTE COLBERT.

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

THE DISINTEGRATION MACHINE BY ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE. READ BY NICKY HENSON.

Professor Challenger is arguing with people who are persistently calling him on the telephone when his young friend Malone, a reporter for the Gazette, enters and requests Challenger accompany him to inspect the discovery of Theodore Nemor, who claims to have invented a machine capable of disintegrating objects. Sceptical of the invention, Challenger accepts Malone’s proposal and accompanies him to the house of Nemor.

THE MAN OF THE NIGHT BY EDGAR WALLACE. READ BY ROBIN BAILEY.

Born in 1875 the illegitimate son of an actress, Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace was adopted by a Billingsgate fish-porter and grew up in the poorer streets of London. He wrote more than 170 books, mostly thrillers, and also plays and countless newspaper articles. This short story deals a repentant criminal and the paranormal…

THE UNREST CURE BY SAKI. READ BY RICHARD MITCHLEY.

Saki’s recurring hero Clovis Sangrail, a sly young man, overhears the complacent middle-aged Huddle complaining of his own addiction to routine and aversion to change. Huddle’s friend makes the wry suggestion of the need for an “unrest-cure” (the opposite of a rest cure) to be performed, if possible, in the home. Clovis takes it upon himself to “help” the man and his sister by involving them in an invented outrage that will be a “blot on the twentieth century.”