DISCLAIMER: This programme contains strong language. For the best experience, listen with headphones.
The BIRSt Drama Special showcases eight new, 3-5 minute radio dramas produced and directed by our radio production team at BIRSt and written by students on the MA Scriptwriting course at Bournemouth University.
Plus we also catch up with two of the MA Scriptwriters, Luka Watts and Midnight Sparkle, to get their reactions to hearing their scripts being brought to life on radio, as well as their writing process.
The dramas on this programme include:
Directed by: Winnie Simon. Written by: Harriet Mather-Lamb
Melissa is a young woman on the run. Having stolen a necklace, she seeks refuge in a local pub, where she meets the perfect scapegoat.
North Korean Ducks
Directed by: Cher Dunn. Written by: Richard Collins
North Korean Ducks follows two young travellers who find themselves on a boat from the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in China to the North Korean Waters.
Directed by: Ben Greenland. Written by: Luka Watts
A teenage boy called Tim has possibly just died. But who is coming to visit him?
Directed by: Mo Damulak. Written by: Luka Watts
This Drama is about a boy (Tim) who attempts to commit suicide and just before he does he receives a visit from what seems to be the Grim-reaper (Hermia).
Alis Volat Propriit
Directed by: Adam Aspinall. Written by: Sophia Goeman
Translated as She Flies with Her Own Wings in Latin, this is a short contemplative piece. It follows Max, who, still hearing the voice of his dead wife Eireen, travels to a lighthouse they once visited together. Upon arriving he tries to finally find closure and peace. Allowing for reconciliation with his memory of her.
Directed by: Richard Queree. Written by: Midnight Sparkle
Domestic drama following the lives of married couple Jonathan and Margaret who struggle to come to terms of the recent death of their dog, Rover.
Directed by: Flare Usher. Written by: Andrea Begega Suarez
Life issues is a story about what our dreams can tell us about our own fears. Dawn is in a flight attendant who thinks she has everything under control. She is in a sleep paralysis where she imagines everything she has ever wanted.
Directed by: Sam Hawkins. Written by: Oliver Walton-Harrod
A parody of cheesy science-fiction serials of the 1950s and 1960s following the adventures of Captain Alan Phaser.
Special thanks to Jo Tyler, Nina Perry and Alex Wegman for all their support in the production of these dramas.