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The Audio Drama Show

Summary: Bringing you the best of original and adapted English language drama - classical and modern - from talented independent writers and producers.

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  • Artist: James Newberry
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 Dry Land | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 274

All is not well at all for a USS submarine crew as they hear of a virus affecting the world above. Long term confined isolation leads to strife and conflict. Will they survive and make it to dry land? If they do, what will they find? This is the second in a series of three short story “Lockdown Squibs” that dramatise different aspects and impacts of the pandemic.

 The Birdman of Clapham North | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 209

The social and economic impact of lockdown hits a man hard. He has lost his job. Coping with the fall-out of this and trying to just survive has taken him to the edge. But a blackbird offers a glimmer of hope. This is the first in a series of three short story “Lockdown Squibs” that dramatise different aspects and impacts of the pandemic virus. This squib draws on material contained in the BBC programme “Your call is important to us - new claimants tell us about their lives on hold”, Monday June 29 2020.

 Turner's Gift Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1722

In this second and final episode, George Smarden Dike redoubles his efforts to extract money from the artist JMW Turner, this time through blackmail. Turner is faced with a dilemma: losing one of his paintings or jeopardising his most important private relationship. He has little time, but comes up with a plan. But will it work? I and the writer really do appreciate your constructive feedback. Just email me at Contacts: Twitter - Facebook - Instagram - Youtube -

 Turner's Gift Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1613

Turner’s Gift is a fictional story in two parts, recounting a dramatic series of events in the late life of the celebrated English artist, J M W Turner. It is based significantly but not entirely on real aspects of his existence. In Part 1, Turner - recovering from serious illness – receives two visitors at his London studios. One is a potential assistant, Francis Sherrell, who Turner then takes on and who proves to have an immediate, positive influence on the artist’s motivation. The other visit is from George Smarden Dike: a strangely-behaving man who targets the wealthy Turner with an idea for a new printing process. The artist easily sees through his reproductive pretensions, and Dike is ejected: but his pursuit of the artist has only just begun… We really do appreciate your constructive feedback. Just email Contacts: Twitter - Facebook - Instagram - Youtube -

 Who Do You Think You Are? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1722

This is a distinctly different, American gangster story. Mobster Louis Gainsborough meets glamorous Dolores (FBI Agent Cody in disguise) in the bar owned by his criminal rival Frank Schulz.....except that these characters continually interrupt the imagination of the writer as he creates this story. Louis gets to choose his own name. Feisty Dolores decides what she will and won't do and say. Meanwhile, the action moves atmospherically towards its double crossing and surprisingly murderous end. We really do appreciate constructive feedback. Just email Other contacts: Twitter -; Facebook -; Instagram -

 I'll Never Forget | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 697

Andrew lies in a hospital bed in mental decline. Memory flits in and out of the past as he tries to remember old actors, movies, Shakespeare, football players. He is visited by younger brother Tom, back from abroad, who he does not initially recognise. They relive old times - visits to the cinema, the pub, paper doilies - and begin to remake the connections of a relationship. #dementia #Alzheimers #AlzheimersDisease

 Comeuppance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 474

The excitement of a family trip to a Beatles tribute concert is disrupted by an encounter with a loud, aggressive man with a grey poneytail. Tensions rise and a vicious punch is thrown. But the tables soon turn seriously for the perpetrator.

 Down Under | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 333

Underneath the blankets, a young mind damaged by parental abuse is heroically protected by Dan, The Teddynator - a one-eyed toy. And slowly healed in adulthood by a kindly, patient therapist.

 The Wrong End of The Stick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 474

A woman in her 50s sits in her favourite Italian restaurant at lunchtime musing on a life now empty, save for career and the dubious comforts of food. A song, a voice, and a romantic face from the past enter. Will they be able to put right a 30 year-old mistake?

 Whodunnit? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 434

The famous, wily, Belgian sleuth Diogènes Flambert closes in on the perpetrator of his latest dastardly case - the murder of Doctor Ebony. He has assembled the potentially guilty in one room for the dénouement. Will it be Major Coleman, Madame Blanche, Principal Peach, or someone else? As the tension mounts, be prepared for one final and unexpected twist.

 Consequences | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1856

Matt Radice is the travelling salesman with a busier agenda than most: stretching job, boorish boss, and a complicated personal life. Add in a strangely-behaving satnav called Sadie and you have the ideal conditions for the perfect storm of a day...

 Keep Me Safe! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 384

Two men are fighting. One shouts "keep me safe!" - why?

 The Letter I Always Meant To Write | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 799

In his hospital bed Ralph, a retired lawyer, thinks of the letter he should have sent many years ago to Jess, the now-deceased love of his life. Chronicling the history of their relationship – its ups, the final bitter down, and detrimental impact of this break-up on the rest of his life - a profound realisation kicks in.

 Barnabas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 383

Alex and cake-loving Robbie, the carpet fitters, arrive at Mrs Tyson's bungalow to fit her new carpet, in the room she shares with her lovely budgerigar Barnabas. They finish the job and are about to leave. But where has the bird gone?

 The Man In The Window | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 555

A woman watches a man dressing mannequins in a shop window, surrounded by fog. This leads her to fantasy, a brief connection, illness, and finally....sorrow.


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