Hear all about radio successes

The Writers Guild of Great Britain and Derby Theatre Arts will play host to Meet Mr BBC Radio Drama on Friday, July 13, a must-attend event for anyone interested in radio drama of any kind.

Meet Mr BBC Radio Drama will give an entertaining and invaluable insight into the world of writing for radio, how radio dramas get commissioned, what keeps the listener glued to the radio and how dramas are realised in the studio. It involves the skills of the actors (including all the British greats), the use of sound effects and how all these elements are brought into focus and definition by the editors.

Attending will be Jeremy Howe is the commissioning editor for Radio 4, where there are more dramas commissioned than all other BBC networks combined.

He has also been the executive producer for both TV and radio in BBC Bristol. So he is a fascinating expert on his subject. Jeremy is responsible for over 300 titles a year including The Archers, the Classic Serial and 190 programmes in the Afternoon Drama strand.

Also present will be Amanda Whittington, an East Midlands-based playwright, described as ‘Britain’s most consistently

popular female dramatist’.

Her stage plays, including Be My Baby (produced and presented at Derby Theatre in 2011) and Ladies Day, are regularly performed at theatres including Nottingham Playhouse, Bolton Octagon, Leicester Haymarket and Salisbury Playhouse. During, and at the end of, the evening, audience members will get the opportunity to ask Jeremy and Amanda questions and meet them in person for an informal get-together where wine, soft drinks and refreshments will be available.

Tickets are £5. Free for Writer’s Guild members. For more information and to book tickets call the box office on 01332 59 39 39.