David Tennant

David Tennant to play Macbeth on Radio 4

The actor adds Macbeth to his roster of the great Shakespearean roles.  Radio 4 have announced that David Tennant will play Macbeth in their upcoming production of the Shakespearean tragedy. The actor, of course, is no stranger to the Bard, having played both Hamlet and Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company – as well … >

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Bafflegab bring Howl’s Moving Castle to Radio 4

Diana Wynne Jones’ novel has been adapted as an hour-long Sunday afternoon drama.  First published in 1986, and famously made into an Oscar-nominated anime film, Howl’s Moving Castle is a fantasy classic. Set in the land of Ingary, it tells the story of Sophie Hatter who is resigning herself to an uninteresting life working in … >

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Things Fell Apart – new Jon Ronson Radio 4 and podcast series

The author and broadcaster investigates historical battles of ‘the culture wars’.  Radio 4 have announced a new series from Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats. In Things Fell Apart, he will track down the people involved in some of the defining battles that have raged across cultural … >

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Radio 4 presents Deadhouse – three immersive horror shorts

Immersive event specialists Darkfield have produced a trio of audio horror shorts. If you are in the mood for some horror this Halloween, Radio 4 have releases a series of short podcasts which might do the trick. Designed for headphone listening when lying down and with eyes closed, Deadhouse uses binaural sound to transport you … >

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Uncanny – New BBC Radio 4 Podcast series investigates the paranormal

The fifteen-part series, from the makers of The Battersea Poltergeist, will be presented by Danny Robins. The BBC have announced that their new podcast series Uncanny, from the award winning writer Danny Robins will be “an expansive investigation into the paranormal, turning the listeners into armchair supernatural sleuths”. Uncanny will explore fifteen new individual stories, with … >

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BBC Sounds trends

BBC Sounds trends show the nation’s tastes for Q2 2021

The current ratings (Q2 2021) show how the BBC Sounds trends mirror our viewing habits BBC Sounds attracted a weekly audience of 3.7 million users across the app, website and voice activated devices between April and June, with a peak of 3.9 million during the week of the Line Of Duty finale. Latest data shows … >

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BBC Sounds Audio Lab

Audio Lab from BBC Sounds — podcaster initiative launched

BBC Sounds launches Audio Lab to ‘amplify’ the next generation of podcasters BBC Sounds has announced Audio Lab, a new programme to accelerate the journeys of grassroots podcasters and audio creatives with diverse stories and inspiring ideas from across the UK. Billed as the first initiative of its kind, it will provide a space for … >

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Radio 1 Relax

Radio 1 Relax new wellbeing stream launches on BBC Sounds

Brand new wellbeing stream Radio 1 Relax launches on BBC Sounds Clearly focused on young adults (hence Radio 1 Relax) heres how the BBC describes the new stream: …will provide the ultimate destination for listeners to unwind, bringing the best well-being and relaxation focussed shows from across Radio 1 and BBC Sounds into a dedicated stream … >

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