Today I’ve got for you three series that will surely fill your week until the next BBC Thursday. Starting with funny stories for children, through some historical drama and up till a science-fiction tale with a chill.
1. Shakespeare Retold
Authors: Andy Stanton, Pamela Butchart, Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Taming, Horatio Clare, Laura Dockrill, Geraldine McCaughrean, Chris Priestley, Jamila Gavin, Paul Stewart
Ten of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays become the inspiration for a collection of stories by leading children’s writers and read by some famous voices.
King Lear: A Tragedy in 5 Acts | Macdeath | The Tempest: The Isle of Noises | The Taming of the Kat Dog | Hamlet Lives Forever | A Midsummer Camp’s Dream | Henry V – A Soldier’s Tale | Romeo v Juliet | All for a Pound of Flesh | Ol’Fella
Day left: no deadline set
Duration: 15 min | 10 episodes aired weekly on Fridays
A set of fun tales created for children and based on Shakespeare’s tales. For an adult, it’s more of a set of short parodies and I rather enjoyed the first two. Other tales will be aired weekly, so keep the link at hand if you want to listen to them.
2. Plantagenet by Mike Walker
Series of plays by Mike Walker, inspired by Holinshed’s Chronicles, about the early years of the Plantagenet dynasty
Day left: 13
Duration: 60 min | 9 episodes aired Monday-Friday
If you like a good historical drama this will be a treat for you. By now I’ve only heard the first part, but it was a good one. Plantagenets stories are split to three series with three episodes each. That’s nine hours of drama!
3. Ghost Zone by Marty Ross
Surrounded by devastation and a radioactive cloud, a Highland village appears to have survived a meteor strike. Stars Gayanne Potter.
Day left: 25
Duration: 30 min | 5 episodes aired weekly on Mondays
This is a well-made play about a town that should be destroyed and yet everyone there seems to be alive… or are they? It’s a story filled with drama, some scary moments and otherworldly experiences.