The Audio Theatre Central Seneca Awards were held last night, and by my good fortune I just happened to stumble across it and stayed up late listening to it live. (You can view my post about the nominations here.) Although I missed more quality productions from Focus on the Family Radio Theatre in recent years, and am missing Aaron Fuller’s influence on the G.A. Henty Heirloom Audio Production, the new show The Adventum (which won Best Long Form Audio Drama) sounds very interesting. I also loved the emphasis put on the connection between old-time radio dramas and today’s auditory adventures. You can click here to listen to the awards, and to find out more about family-friendly God-honoring drama!
Category Archives: Audio/Radio Dramas
Like audio dramas? Audio Theatre Central has announced the nominees for the 2018 Seneca Awards, which recognizes the best in the audio drama production industry. Winners will be announced in July. As a plus, these are all family friendly stories, so they can be enjoyed on those long summer vacation road trips! There are so many exciting things happening in the audio world. I’m really looking forward to The Adventum! Posts to as many trailers as I can find are below:
Operation Mosul (The Brinkman Adventures)
The Treasure of the Secret Cove (Lamplighter Theatre)
Black Rock (The Shadow Remake)
Escape from the Eagle’s Nest (Lamplighter Theatre)
Heirloom Audio Productions have also come out with St. Bartholomew’s Eve and For the Temple, but unfortunately I could not find trailers for those. And Lamplighter Theatre’s quality seems to be improving every year!
There’s more free audio drama immersion to be had right now on BBC Radio 4 with James Fenimoore Cooper’s “The Last of the Mohicans”! I’m looking forward to hitting play on this one. Reading the book can be a struggle, and the movie is very much changed from the book. But the story is such an evocative tale set in the early days of American history and an exciting one to boot!. Plan to enjoy listening soon because this is only available for a limited time.
In the mood for some cozy mysteries? I discovered Father Brown is playing on BBC Radio 4 and wanted to post a notice. I haven’t listened to them yet, but I am hoping they are much more intellectually stimulating and truer to the books than the recent BBC tv series (I was disappointed with those). These only play for a limited time, so make sure you act on it soon! Ta-ta!
There isn’t much time left to listen to these; I only just discovered them on BBC Radio 4. The drama is G.K. Chesterton’s “The Club of Queer Trades” and stars Martin Freeman. I’ve found the two episodes I’ve listened to so far to be entertaining and very much like the book. My favorite story out of the bunch is the first one, “The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown.” If you have some time, give them a try. I’ve been listening while working on making valentines.
Listen on BBC Radio 4 for a limited time to free short story readings of various fairy tales! The retellings are slightly different, and the narrator Lia Williams is interesting to listen to. I recommend “The Gingerbread Business” (Hansel and Gretel), but there is also “Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up,” and more to be released within the next couple of weeks. Have a fun holiday season!