A Short Visit

Well, hullo there!  I’ve been lax in my recent postings.  Why?  I’ve been up to my neck in radio programme making and Dr Who audio adventure editing!

My company, Ladbroke Productions, has had a busy month, with our ground-breaking investigative series “Inside The Bermuda Triangle” airing in mid-Sept, our archive hour prog about Peter Scott “Scott of Slimbridge” airing in late Sept and World Service repeating our religious doc “Twin Sisters, Two Faiths” a week ago.  While all that was happening we made a medical doc (no pun intended!) with Dr Phil Hammond called “Metaphor For Healing” which airs on Radio 4 on 27th Oct; a classical music history programme called “Hidden Composers” which airs on BBC Radio 3 on 31st Oct; and I’ve produced a doc about British Asian marriage problems called “Home Grown” which airs on BBC Radio 4 this Wednesday 14th Oct at 11am.

Alongside all that good stuff, I’ve been continuing to edit together the final 2 episodes of the brand new Tom Baker Doctor Who audio Adventure “Hornets’ Nest”.  We finish the final editing this week, and then they head off for duplicating and shipping.  You can get hold of ep 3 “The Circus of Doom” on Nov 5th, and eps 4 & 5 “A Sting In The Tale” & “Hive of Horror” on Dec 5th.  It’s been great fun these past 6 months bringing Tom back as the Doctor.

So what next?  I am producing a new religious doc called “Protected By Faith” presented by John Waite and airing on Radio 4 in mid-Dec.  It is about the Vatican art conservationists.  My colleague Neil Rosser is making a Radio 2 doc called “Development Hell” with Adam & Joe all about films that never got made, as well as a 6 part series about Elvis also for Radio 2.

We are also pitching for BBC radio 2, 4, 7 and World Service work for next year, so it’s brains in gear and lots and lots of raw proposals.

So busy busy.  But I’ll be back soon with more from the KINGDOM OF SNURF, more Doctor Who shenanigans, more FICTS, more toot talking and more THE BIG PAIR PODCAST.

Stay hoopy 🙂



About hokusbloke
30-something radio producer/director/writer, owner & MD of Ladbroke Productions (the UK's oldest independent radio production company). Lover of far fetched fiction, scifi and fantasy, my cats and all thinks tech. I am also the Chair of the Radio Independents Group, a former Trustee of the Radio Academy, and a Fellow of the RSA. I co-wrote, produced and directed Robert Rankin's "The Brightonomicon" audio series, produce Dr Who audiobooks for the BBC, and directed several sci-fi radio plays for BBC Radio 4 in 2009. I am a strong advocate for more SF audio and radio...keep watching this space for upcoming news!

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