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The Audio Drama Show

Summary: Bringing you the best of original and adapted English language drama - classical and modern - from talented independent writers and producers.

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 Whodunnit? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 434

The famous, wily, Belgian sleuth Diogènes Flambert closes in on the perpetrator of his latest dastardly case - the murder of Doctor Ebony. He has assembled the potentially guilty in one room for the dénouement. Will it be Major Coleman, Madame Blanche, Principal Peach, or someone else? As the tension mounts, be prepared for one final and unexpected twist.

 Consequences | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1856

Matt Radice is the travelling salesman with a busier agenda than most: stretching job, boorish boss, and a complicated personal life. Add in a strangely-behaving satnav called Sadie and you have the ideal conditions for the perfect storm of a day...

 Keep Me Safe! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 384

Two men are fighting. One shouts "keep me safe!" - why?

 The Letter I Always Meant To Write | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 799

In his hospital bed Ralph, a retired lawyer, thinks of the letter he should have sent many years ago to Jess, the now-deceased love of his life. Chronicling the history of their relationship – its ups, the final bitter down, and detrimental impact of this break-up on the rest of his life - a profound realisation kicks in.

 Barnabas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 383

Alex and cake-loving Robbie, the carpet fitters, arrive at Mrs Tyson's bungalow to fit her new carpet, in the room she shares with her lovely budgerigar Barnabas. They finish the job and are about to leave. But where has the bird gone?

 The Man In The Window | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 555

A woman watches a man dressing mannequins in a shop window, surrounded by fog. This leads her to fantasy, a brief connection, illness, and finally....sorrow.

 Black & White & Red All Over | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 419

Driving home at night, Will is forced to stop after colliding with something in the road - possibly a badger? Getting out of the car he realises quickly that something is not right. And then the police arrive...

  The Second Chance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 657

Ellie is relieved that she fails to post a rancorous letter to her father. But then, in "Sliding Doors" fashion, the letter is despatched. Regretting the vicious content immediately, she tries to intercept its arrival - with ironically deadly results.

 Ashes to Ashford Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2182

Left dazed and confused at the end of Part 1, Jimmy “Skiver” McIver manages to kick start his quest to inherit old school mate Roger Soul’s considerable fortune. By way of an Italian volcano via an East Kent hillside, Jimmy (and occasionally, his trusty side-kick Spud Murphy) face their sternest challenge yet – from an unlikely source. Hear how love (aided and abetted by bucket loads of money) wins through for our hero...in curious circumstances.

 Ashes to Ashford Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2178

Ashes to Ashford is a “quest” story…with a difference. Instead of a heroic Odysseus, Sir Lancelot or Luke Skywalker, we have Jimmy McIver, a feckless Cockney failure living in 21st Century England. Having made very little of his existence thus far, Jimmy is given one last chance to “make it big” by a now-deceased old school friend and success story, Roger Soul. To inherit his earth, McIver must successfully complete four tasks set for him by Roger. In Part 1, we hear what these challenges are and how Jimmy fares with the first two of them, accompanied by his doughty assistant Spud Murphy – imagine an Irish version of Sancho Panza. What could possibly go wrong? Listen in to both parts and see how McIver makes it.

 The Tale of Jack Martin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1469

This last story from "The Pickwick Papers" finds Dickens in roister-doister form with a rollicking, enchanting tale of derring-do: featuring a hero, heroine, and a couple of posh, dastardly villains! On a visit to Edinburgh, Jack Martin spends a " heavy" last night with Scottish friends and, on his way home in the wee small hours, he stumbles across a park full of abandoned old mail coaches. Nodding off, he awakes to find a magical change as the coaches and their human contents spring into new life. Our hero is whisked away on a journey involving kidnap, conspiracy, sword play and a beautiful, feisty heroine in peril. Listen to how Jack makes it through to an exciting, romantic, but sadness-tinged denouement.

 The Grave Digger & The Goblin Queen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1353

This is the third of our short-story adaptations from Charles Dickens' "The Pickwick Papers" and his first Yuletide supernatural tale. It tells of Gabriel Grubb, a morose, lonely and drunken grave digger who hates people, particularly during the festive season. One Christmas Eve, while at work in the graveyard, he encounters a startlingly scary Goblin Queen (and her many subjects), who terrorises and whisks him away to her underworld lair where Grubb is shown the true human values of the season. Dickens was to return triumphantly to this theme seven years later with "A Christmas Carol".

 The Strange Client | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1358

Another short story from Charles Dickens' "The Pickwick Papers" and the only one in our series that is truly serious. Having been imprisoned by him, and after witnessing child and then wife die in abject poverty, George Heyling vows to be revenged on the man responsible for this tragedy - his father-in-law. What follows is a path of destruction as Heyling systematically - and legally - ruins the man's life, engineering his death in a final, fatal confrontation.

 The Story of Tom Smart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1339

"Tom Smart" is one of four short stories adapted from Charles Dickens' first major work "The Pickwick Papers". Originally called A Tale Told by a Bagman, it is a story of magical transformation. After a few too many drinks at the inn where he is staying, our hero Tom Smart notices a strange wooden chair in his bedroom. What follows is a fantastic encounter which changes Tom's life forever.

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