Audio Documentaries and Features

Programmes

Our BBC Radio 4 programme, Pepys the Musician, exploring the post-diary musical life of Samuel Pepys, features the work of Dionysios on the manuscripts of Pepys’ household musician Cesare Morelli. Here he shares his story of how the documentary came to be and his thoughts about working with Overtone.   Making ‘Pepys the Musician’ Best…

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Producer Adam Fowler and Academic Andrey Levitskiy are in Russia right now, recording a programme about religion during the Russian Revolution for BBC World Service. Watch out for A New Church for the Red State, presented by former BBC Moscow correspondent and Religious Affairs correspondent, Caroline Wyatt. The programme will be broadcast in 2017 around the…

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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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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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