Audio Documentaries and Features

Upcoming Programmes

 

Hurricane Bells

BBC Radio 4
Transmission Date Tuesday 13th November 2018, 11.30am
Repeated Saturday 17th November 2018, 3.30pm
Presented by Peter Shenai
Produced by Matthew Teller and Adam Fowler

People need stories – but climate change is remote from us. How can we make climate change human? Where’s the story in atmospheric disruption? Step up British artist Peter Shenai, who is embarking on a new collaboration with atmospheric physicists studying ocean weather. Shenai wants to model the shapes of hurricanes, and then reproduce those cones as a series of bells, each one telling the tale of the lives it uprooted. We follow Peter as the first hurricane bells are cast in bronze & then struck – including a special one: Katrina. And in New Orleans we hear the reaction of residents to the surprising music which results.

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3d mapping of Hurricane Katrina

3d mapping of Hurricane Katrina, prior to making landfall at New orleans, coutesy Peter Shenai and Dr Carlo Corsaro

 

 


 

Seeing Unseen Children

BBC Radio 4
Transmission Date Monday 12th November 2018, 11.00am
Produced by Anna Scott-Brown

In Seeing Unseen Children we hear the unheard stories of parents labelled abusers by society and the courts. Powerful, and sometimes unsettling stories open a window onto lives not normally represented on Radio 4.

 

 


 

Conversations on a Bench: Series 3

BBC Radio 4
Transmission Date tba
Presented by Anna Scott-Brown
Produced by Adam Fowler

Overtone commissions another three poets to write around the stories gathered by Anna Scott-Brown as she sits with strangers on benches around the UK.

 

 


 

These are programmes in the making. Please click on the list in the right-hand side column for released documentaries.