Audio Documentaries and Features

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Overtone is delighted to welcome our new member of staff, the hugely talented and multifaceted, Philippa Geering. Philippa will be making documentaries for Overtone as well as taking a leading role in developing other areas of audio production and training.  When she is not spending three days a week making Overtone even more marvellous, she…

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In Overtone Productions’ series America’s Mosques – A Story of Integration, presenter and travel writer Tharik Hussain asks what role mosques have had in American history and meets Muslims from some of America’s oldest and newest communities. This series, produced for BBC World Service, was shortlisted for the prestigious award by the Association for International Broadcasting…

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  Another two episodes of the popular programme for BBC Radio 4, Conversations on a Bench, are scheduled for October. Started in 2014, this is based on a simple yet very effective idea: as Anna Scott-Brown asks gentle but searching questions, hidden lives of ordinary people come to light. Sharing deep stories, common threads are revealed by…

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  Five guests have a conversation with someone with whom they had, or wished to have, a strong connection. The twist: that someone is dead. Using Cutting-edge digital technology, Adam Fowler has produced five episodes of Unforgettable. Colin Johnson talks to his grandmother Maya Angelou. David Temple has an imagined conversation with his late brother-in-law,…

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Her love affair with the radio began about 50 years ago. In Gillian Reynolds – Audiophile, the presenter and radio critic of The Telegraph Gillian Reynolds gives a fascinating review of the radio. But it is more than that: it is also a review of the life of a nation. Starting with legendary voices of…

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Searching through the archives of the BBC, Oxford Academic Dr Stuart Lee finds some previously undiscovered gems. The previously never broadcast parts of one of Tolkien’s rare interviews give a unexpected picture of Tolkien as a playful academic. Narrated by Joss Joss Ackland, and produced by Adam Fowler and Anna Scott-Brown, this programme gives surprising insights…

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