The competition

Audio Drama.  In 2014 A Word In Your Ear received funding to make an audio drama.  You can read below about the competition that we ran to choose a script to produce.

BANES LOGOA Word In Your Ear were very pleased to have received funding from Bath and North East Somerset Council to start developing and making audio drama.  Thank you to all those lovely people at B&NES! 

You can listen to the finished project here.

EARSHOT – the winner

We were delighted to announce that we chose Zena Forster’s script ‘The Fourth Dog’ as the winner of our call for submissions.  ‘The Fourth Dog’ will be the first audio drama to be made by A Word In Your Ear.  We loved Zena’s script.  We hope you will enjoy the finished product as much as we did.

Many congratulations to Zena, and much thanks to all of the writers who submitted scripts to us.  We hope to work with many of you in the future.

EARSHOT SHORTLIST

The writers and scripts on the shortlist were, in no particular order:

Sue Ashby ‘Growing Pains’

Zena Forster ‘The Fourth Dog’

Edson Burton ‘The Children of Salt’

Lisa Fryer ‘Flares’

Sally Gander ‘Flight’

Heather Lister ‘I Remember Green’

Shiona Morton ‘Hard Shoulder’

Jeff Page ‘Attack of the A&E Zombies’

John Hamilton May ‘Love in the Past Participle’

Nicholas Ridley ‘Love By The Month’

The winner will be announced next week.

 

EARSHOT LONGLIST 

We had an astonishing response to our call for submissions for Earshot, our first audio drama production.  We put a call out for submissions and in three weeks we received sixty eight scripts to choose from.  We’ve now read all of the scripts.  We have chosen a long list which is extremely varied in theme and style – we’ve got love stories, historical dramas, scifi, scripts set in the UK, scripts set around the world, comedy and tragedy.   We enjoyed them all very much.  We will be announcing a short list next week.

Sue Ashby ‘Growing Pains’

Edson Burton ‘The Children of Salt’

Rosie Finnegan ‘The Black Box’

Zena Forster ‘The Fourth Dog’

Lisa Fryer ‘Flares’

Sally Gander ‘Flight’

John Hamilton May ‘Love in the Past Participle’

Tania Herschman ‘The Cellular Clairvoyant’

Geoffrey Heptonstall ‘War/Whore’

Penny Kline ‘The Feel of a Cat’

Fran Landesman ‘Curl Up and Die’

Steve Lambert ‘Linear Park’

Geraldine Lindley ‘Margaret Clitheroe’

Heather Lister ‘I Remember Green’

Shiona Morton ‘Hard Shoulder’

Jayne Newton Chance ‘Kiddo and the Gooseberry Bush’

Elaine Miles ‘Survival of the Fittest’

Jeff Page ‘Attack of the A&E Zombies’

Ed Prior ‘In Security’

Nicholas Ridley ‘Love By The Month’

Christine Roberts ‘The Kicking District’ and ‘Fitting End’

Ben Sixsmith ‘Talking to Geoffrey’

Kit Walkham ‘Postcards to the Edge’

Stephanie Weston ‘Good Neighbour’

Najma Yusefi/Robert Walton ‘The Radcliffe Line’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to The competition

  1. Frederica says:

    Hi there, just a query, but it would be cool if you were able to help. Do you know if anyone or a website that could explain to me how i turn a short story into an audioscript? I have had quite a few people who have read it, and they have all suggested this.
    With kindest regards
    Frederica

    • Clare Reddaway says:

      Hi Frederica

      Thanks for your comment and question. I don’t think that there are any hard and fast rules, and I would suggest just giving it a go, but if you want some thoughts on writing scripts I’d recommend the Writers’ Room section on the BBC website is a good place to start:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/write-a-script/

      Good luck.

      Regards
      Clare Reddaway

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