How ironic! I am just finishing up the Anthony Trollope novel, “Doctor Thorne” and BBC is airing their dramatized version of it! To listen to it free for a limited time, you can click here. “Doctor Thorne” is #3 in the Barchester Chronicles series, but I found that it stands on its own pretty well.
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I came across something entirely new to me– the ATC Seneca Awards, which recognizes the best in family audio dramas. The Awards are according to the opinions of the Audio Theatre Central podcast which you can check out here. I thought it would be fun to dredge up trailers for as many nominations as I could find and collect them all in one place on this post. Audio dramas are a great source of favorite family memories and long car trip entertainment. Have fun!
Captain Bayley’s Heir – (Heirloom Audio Productions; John Fornof (writer/director); starring John Rhys Davies, Finty Williams)
The Trials of St. Patrick – (AIR Theatre; Paul McCusker (writer/director); Philip Glassborow (producer); starring John Rhys Davies)
Ode to Saint Cecelia – (AIR Theatre; Paul McCusker (writer/director); starring Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell)
The Giant Killer – (Lamplighter Theatre; John Fornof)
Wulf the Saxon (couldn’t find a trailer) – (Heirloom Audio Productions; Todd Busteed (writer/director); John Campbell (score))
*You can find reviews of all of these audio dramas and more on the ATC podcast.
In case you didn’t know, the 2018 Audie Awards are being hosted tonight! You can watch it live on Facebook here.
You can also view a list of the nominations by clicking here. Among the names and titles that caught my eye:
Paul McCusker’s audio drama (I didn’t know he had a new one!) entitled Brother Francis, and starring Geoffrey Palmer. He also has another audio drama I didn’t know about!: “The Trials of St. Patrick” (starring John Rhys-Davies).
Treasure Island is also among the nominated audio dramas.
Rachel McAdams is nominated for Best Female narrator for “Anne of Green Gables.” (Does her red hair make her sounder redder?)
Both Kenneth Branagh and Stephen Fry are up for Best Male narrators for “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Sherlock Holmes” (respectively).
Martin Sheen narrated “The Home Front” and Phylicia Rashad narrated “My Life, My Love, My Legacy” –they are nominated for Best History.
“Captain Bayley’s Heir” (Heirloom Audio Productions) is another audio drama, nominated for Faith Based productions.
Another Christian fiction title is “Catching the Wind,” by Melanie Dobson.
For classics lovers, “Daisy Miller” (Henry James) and “Phineas Finn” (Anthony Trollope) are nominated.
I just noticed that Johnny Heller is being nominated for his part in “Wedgie & Gizmo”. I had the privilege of seeing him and his wife in person, and asking a few questions. (I’m name-dropping now; I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t know me from Adam.)
Oh yeah– and let’s not forget Scott Brick. 😉
Have you listened to any of these? Feel free to provide reviews!
Happy Easter! Do you remember your earliest Easter memories from when you were a kid? I remember one of mine is listening to a dramatized version of the death, burial, and resurrection story of Christ being played on the radio on Good Friday. It was a departure from the norm (usually it was a music station). The solemnity of the event came across very clear to my mind. It felt like I was actually listening in on the true events as they were happening. I couldn’t have been more than 6 at the time.
Audio dramatizations can have such an impact on our lives, especially children. I came across this blog post from Audio Theatre Central listing a bunch of religious, Easter-themed audio dramas for families to enjoy and links to be able to purchase them from Amazon. I have listened to a couple of them and I have to say that Ben-Hur is my favorite! Do you have any others you would add to the list?
Enjoy your weekend!
Chris Fabry did a recent program with past recordings of Christmas stories narrated by Mike Kellogg. I thought I’d post it here for us to enjoy together.
Greetings all! Are you fan of Heirloom Audio Productions’ G. A. Henty audio dramas? I confess I have yet the privilege of getting my hands on them, but I can’t wait until I do; they look like great quality stuff. I came across this on Facebook this evening and wanted to pass it along to anyone else interested. HAP’s Associate Producer Aaron Fullan will be on Facebook Live on Feb. 24 at 10:30am (CST) answering viewer’s/listener’s questions. You can find out more here.
Sorry for the lack of posting lately. I hope to get more free time soon!
If you’re a Jane Austen-phile, you’ll enjoy the BBC’s audio drama version of Northanger Abbey which is playing now for a limited time on their Radio 4 website. You can click to listen to it free here. Lots of drama for the imagination- both ours and our heroine Catherine’s!