Friday, October 13, 2006

Damazer wants returning radio drama

Mark Damazer, Controller of Radio 4, has told The Stage that he wants to develop high profile returning drama for the station, the radio equivalent of Cracker and Our Friends In The North.
“My aspiration is to have a number of big pieces that we can run across the year on top of the singles that we do already. We are talking six or eight pieces with big story arcs but which also work so that each episode can stand alone in its own right.

“I want productions where listeners know the characters and know their strengths and weaknesses. What I want is the radio equivalent of Our Friends in the North, Cracker or Prime Suspect. This is an obvious gap in the station’s portfolio. We do a lot of single plays and that isn’t going to change but I do think we need to try new things.”

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