Jun 19, 2017

RhoDeo 1725 Tales 01

Hello, a catastrophic fire is still raging in Portugal thus far 61 people died, mainly whilst they were trying to escape via car on B roads. Fleeing by car is only sensible when you can go off-road. Meanwhile at the Grenfell Tower fire, the presumed deathtoll stands at 58, ironically and presumably most died whilst following the script by staying inside their flat until it was too late. Over in France the public voted in hundreds of amateurs representing President Macron's new party "En Marche" which translates as "Working", expect plenty of chaos in the French Parliament the coming years. The unions have already started claiming the votes of the many (50%) that didn't vote today

Today's artist was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction. Widely known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and his science fiction and horror story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), and I Sing the Body Electric (1969), our man was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American writers. While most of his best known work is in speculative fiction, he also wrote in other genres, such as the coming-of-age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) or the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992).

Recipient of numerous awards, including a 2007 Pulitzer Citation, Bradbury also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, many of his works were adapted to comic book, television and film formats. On his death in 2012, The New York Times called Bradbury "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream.... N'joy.

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Ray Bradbury’s stories have proven to be a rich source for radio drama on BBC radio. Since the 1950s there has been a continuous stream of oneoff plays and occasional series based on his work. Some of the adaptations have been faithful, almost literal, retellings of his short stories and novels, while others have been reimaginings by some of radio’s leading dramatists, such as Mike Walker and David Calcutt. Bradbury adapts much better for radio than for screen. It may just be luck that the author has been blessed by sympathetic interpreters in radio (and cursed with unsympathetic ones in film and TV). More likely, there is genuinely something more appropriate to his fiction in the sound-only medium. A key factor that disposes Bradbury to radio adaptation is the tendency of his descriptions to evoke rather than depict; and the corresponding preference of radio to evoke through sound effects, and of film to depict through direct representation. That said, some writers who have adapted Bradbury for radio seem to have been drawn to the actual story or plot as much as to the descriptive flourishes. Bradbury’s work had been adapted several times for BBC radio: a short series based on The Golden Apples of the Sun (1954), a few episodes of Thirty-Minute Theatre (1959), a one-off dramatised reading of There Will Come Soft Rains (1962), and Bradbury’s own radio play Leviathan ’99 (1968).

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Here today a series of Ray Bradbury stories specially dramatised for radio with introductions by the author.

Ray enthusiastically agreed and, joined by writer Catherine Czerkawska and director Hamish Wilson (who had collaborated on some Bradbury stories broadcast by BBC Scotland), we embarked on a series of 30-minute plays under the generic title Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre.

The season debuted at 11:00 pm on 7 December 1995 with my dramatisation of Ray's 'Night Call, Collect'.  Radio Times marked the broadcast with a piece of art by Alan Young (left) and the programme featured a tour de force solo performance by actor, Kerry Shale....... N'Joy

Ray Bradbury - Night Call, Collect (mp3 mb)

01 Night Call, Collect 29:30

A telephone engineer marooned on Mars. A remarkable tale about what one man might achieve (and become) if left completely alone for fifty years with enough wires, cables and electronic equipment to keep him busy. Then one morning - on his 80th birthday - the phone rings.

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A Clockwork Orange part 1 (mp3  72mb)
A Clockwork Orange part 2 (mp3  56mb)
A Clockwork Orange part 3 (mp3  65mb)

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