Audio Documentaries and Features

2019

Migraine is a new Overtone documentary part of BBC Radio 4 series Art of Now, where sound artist Alice Trueman writes a specially commissioned musical score to explore migraine attacks and their possible link to creativity. Attempts to describe migraine have been made in visual arts and literature but here, for the first time, Alice Trueman creates…

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BBC Radio 4 Transmission Date Monday 18th March 2019, 11.00am Presented by Lucas Laursen Produced by Anna Scott-Brown In the first part of this double-bill documentary, Franco’s disappeared,  Lucas Laursen joins families searching for loved ones disappeared during Spain’s Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship. He starts at a rare repatriation of the remains of 22 men and women missing…

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BBC Radio 4 Transmission Date 26 February 2019 Produced by Philippa Geering   Social psychologist Dr Keon West explores racial bias, and the concepts of both conscious and unconscious bias, drawing on the latest psychological and sociological research. He examines common misconceptions surrounding racism and examines how bias is formed, asking how far we are responsible for…

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Conversations on a Bench – Strabane Anna Scott-Brown hears more stories from the people who stop to sit beside her on benches around the country. In this edition, Anna sits on a bench in Strabane on the Irish Border. Throughout the programme, a specially commissioned work by the poet Maureen Boyle draws on the voices…

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BBC Radio 4 Transmission Date 01 February 2019 Produced by Anna Scott-Brown The stories of parents labelled abusers by society and the courts, as they learn to “see” their children and recognise how their own pasts influence their parenting. Monica* is a single mother whose first daughter was taken into care. She was accepted onto…

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