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Low: BBC Radio 4 David Bowie Drama Traces Making of Legendary Album

Low: BBC Radio 4 David Bowie Drama Traces Making of Legendary Album

The radio play – or audio podcast for you millennials – retells the story of Bowie making his legendary and influential 1977 album Low.[caption id="attachment_1320932" align="aligncenter" width="600"] David Bowie, BBC[/caption]The play is a darkly comic snapshot of 1976 when David Bowie was reeling from cocaine and booze, unable to work on his new album due[...]

Peanuts Character Franklin Subject of New BBC Radio Play

Peanuts Character Franklin Subject of New BBC Radio Play

This is a pleasant surprise. BBC Radio 4 premiered Franklin, a dramatization of that moment in 1968 when Charles M. Schulz chose to introduce a black character to the Peanuts comic strip in light of Martin Luther King's Assassination and the Civil Riots riots. You might think a drama about a comic artist trying to […]

The Road: The Legacy of Nigel Kneales Legendary Lost TV Play Lives On

The Road: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale's Legendary Lost TV Play Lives On

The Road is a 1963 BBC TV play written by Nigel Kneale that was lost when the BBC, in their infinite wisdom, wiped the videotape to recycle it for further use. It is the same policy that has caused a large number of episodes of Doctor Who and various other classic TV shows to be […]