Following a really good meeting with some independent radio producers this morning, I can tentatively announce that I’ve been asked to write a brand-new, updated episode of “Journey Into Space” for BBC Radio 4. Originally broadcast in the 1950s, JIS was the last radio show to attact a bigger evening audience than television. There was a new episode of the show broadcast earlier this year, which kept very much to the original formula, but now I’ve been tasked with re-imagining the concept pretty much from scratch.
This version of JIS (2.0, if you will) is going to be a lot darker and more political than radio drama was allowed to be in the fifties. The intention is that this new episode will kick-start a new series to be broadcast on radio, interwoven with shorter “webisodes”. Watch this space..
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