BBC Radio Young Writers - 25 Years On

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01Hurricane Dub20131012 (BBC7)
20131013 (BBC7)

Benjamin Zephaniah's verse play, set on the night of the Great Storm in 1987.

Made for 4 Extra.

Benjamin Zephaniah's verse play, set on the night of the Great Storm in 1987. Starring Norman Beaton and Angela Wynter.

01Hurricane Dub20131012 (BBC7)
20131013 (BBC7)

Benjamin Zephaniah's verse play, set on the night of the Great Storm in 1987.

Made for 4 Extra.

Benjamin Zephaniah's verse play, set on the night of the Great Storm in 1987. Starring Norman Beaton and Angela Wynter.

02The Word Made Fresh20131013 (BBC7)
20131014 (BBC7)

The Young Writers Festivals explained, then cabaret with Alan Cumming and more.

Made for 4 Extra. The Young Writers Festivals explained, then cabaret with Alan Cumming, Steve Coogan, Simon Munnery and Benjamin Zephaniah.

02The Word Made Fresh20131013 (BBC7)
20131014 (BBC7)

The Young Writers Festivals explained, then cabaret with Alan Cumming and more.

Made for 4 Extra. The Young Writers Festivals explained, then cabaret with Alan Cumming, Steve Coogan, Simon Munnery and Benjamin Zephaniah.

03Great Men Of Music20131014 (BBC7)
20131015 (BBC7)

Eddie cannot speak, but expresses his feelings by drawing musical scores. Stars Phil Davis

Made for 4 Extra. Craig Warner's drama about Eddie, who cannot speak but expresses his feelings by drawing musical scores. Stars Phil Davis.

03Great Men Of Music20131014 (BBC7)
20131015 (BBC7)

Eddie cannot speak, but expresses his feelings by drawing musical scores. Stars Phil Davis

Made for 4 Extra. Craig Warner's drama about Eddie, who cannot speak but expresses his feelings by drawing musical scores. Stars Phil Davis.

04Homeboys20131014 (BBC7)
20131015 (BBC7)

Teenage rebellion threatens to destroy two families on the streets of West London.

Teenage rebellion threatens to destroy two families in Roy Williams's drama, set on the streets of West London. Stars Don Gilet.

Made for 4 Extra. Teenage rebellion threatens to destroy two families in Roy Williams's drama, set on the streets of West London. Stars Don Gilet.

04Homeboys20131014 (BBC7)
20131015 (BBC7)

Teenage rebellion threatens to destroy two families on the streets of West London.

Teenage rebellion threatens to destroy two families in Roy Williams's drama, set on the streets of West London. Stars Don Gilet.

Made for 4 Extra. Teenage rebellion threatens to destroy two families in Roy Williams's drama, set on the streets of West London. Stars Don Gilet.

05The Box20131015 (BBC7)
20131016 (BBC7)

Stephanie's childhood is spent with her warring family in a box.

Made for 4 Extra. Stephanie's childhood is spent with her warring family in a box. Hattie Naylor's first play stars Ian Dury and Emma Chambers.

05The Box20131015 (BBC7)
20131016 (BBC7)

Stephanie's childhood is spent with her warring family in a box.

Made for 4 Extra. Stephanie's childhood is spent with her warring family in a box. Hattie Naylor's first play stars Ian Dury and Emma Chambers.

06Burn Your Phone20131015 (BBC7)
20131016 (BBC7)

Alan Cumming stars as Andy, a telephone operator who starts to get some threatening calls.

Made for 4 Extra. Andrew Wallace's black comedy stars Alan Cumming as Andy, a telephone operator who starts to get some threatening calls.

06Burn Your Phone20131015 (BBC7)
20131016 (BBC7)

Alan Cumming stars as Andy, a telephone operator who starts to get some threatening calls.

Made for 4 Extra. Andrew Wallace's black comedy stars Alan Cumming as Andy, a telephone operator who starts to get some threatening calls.

07Listen To My Inside Mind20131016 (BBC7)
20131017 (BBC7)

Hugh tells bizarre and tragic stories to his children, but they're long departed.

Made for 4 Extra. Hugh tells bizarre and tragic stories to his children, but they're long departed. Abigail Docherty's play stars Maurice Denham.

08Once In A Lifetime20131016 (BBC7)
20131017 (BBC7)

Phil starts and ends his day with just pennies, but manages to win and lose a fortune.

Made for 4 Extra.

In Sean Moffatt's play, Phil starts and ends his day with just pennies, but manages to win and lose a fortune.

Stars Joe Taylor.

08Once In A Lifetime20131016 (BBC7)
20131017 (BBC7)

Phil starts and ends his day with just pennies, but manages to win and lose a fortune.

Made for 4 Extra.

In Sean Moffatt's play, Phil starts and ends his day with just pennies, but manages to win and lose a fortune.

Stars Joe Taylor.

09Caught20131017 (BBC7)
20131018 (BBC7)

Helen has been murdered. But what sort of life had it been up until then?

Made for 4 Extra. Helen has been murdered. But what sort of life had it been up until then? By Sarah Woods. Starring Jane Whittenshaw.

09Caught20131017 (BBC7)
20131018 (BBC7)

Helen has been murdered. But what sort of life had it been up until then?

Made for 4 Extra. Helen has been murdered. But what sort of life had it been up until then? By Sarah Woods. Starring Jane Whittenshaw.

10The Colour Of The King's Rose1988000020131017 (BBC7)
20131018 (BBC7)

Chris works at a phone helpline, but nothing has prepared him for this call.

Made for 4 Extra. Chris works at a phone helpline, but nothing has prepared him for this call. Anthony Neilson's searing story stars John McGlynn.

BBC Radio Young Writers: 25 Years On - The Colours Of The King's Rose

Over the past quarter century, the Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson has established a reputation for unflinching drama examining themes of sex and violence. His very first radio play, which was broadcast as part of the first BBC Radio Young Writers Festival 25 years ago, was no exception.

In The Colours Of The King's Rose, through the telephone static on the Confidantes' helpline comes the anxious voice of a young woman. Nothing unusual in that, perhaps, but for Chris it is the shock of his life.

10The Colour Of The King's Rose1988000020131017 (BBC7)
20131018 (BBC7)

Chris works at a phone helpline, but nothing has prepared him for this call.

Made for 4 Extra. Chris works at a phone helpline, but nothing has prepared him for this call. Anthony Neilson's searing story stars John McGlynn.

BBC Radio Young Writers: 25 Years On - The Colours Of The King's Rose

Over the past quarter century, the Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson has established a reputation for unflinching drama examining themes of sex and violence. His very first radio play, which was broadcast as part of the first BBC Radio Young Writers Festival 25 years ago, was no exception.

In The Colours Of The King's Rose, through the telephone static on the Confidantes' helpline comes the anxious voice of a young woman. Nothing unusual in that, perhaps, but for Chris it is the shock of his life.

11 LASTA Sweet Dessert1995000020131018 (BBC7)
20131019 (BBC7)

Abi Morgan's first radio play, set in the backbiting world of a busy restaurant kitchen.

Made for 4 Extra.

With Jane Whittenshaw and Simon Treves.

Writer Abi Morgan was in her 20s when her darkly funny play set in the backbiting world of a busy restaurant kitchen was selected for the First Bite young writers' competition.

Today she is hugely successful as screenwriter with the films Brick Lane, The Iron Lady, and Shame to her credit. She also wrote Sex Traffic and won the best writer in the mini-series or movie category at the 2013 Emmy awards, for the television series which was set in the backbiting world of a 1950s newsroom, The Hour.

11 LASTA Sweet Dessert1995000020131018 (BBC7)
20131019 (BBC7)

Abi Morgan's first radio play, set in the backbiting world of a busy restaurant kitchen.

Made for 4 Extra.

With Jane Whittenshaw and Simon Treves.

Writer Abi Morgan was in her 20s when her darkly funny play set in the backbiting world of a busy restaurant kitchen was selected for the First Bite young writers' competition.

Today she is hugely successful as screenwriter with the films Brick Lane, The Iron Lady, and Shame to her credit. She also wrote Sex Traffic and won the best writer in the mini-series or movie category at the 2013 Emmy awards, for the television series which was set in the backbiting world of a 1950s newsroom, The Hour.