Worldplay [world Service]

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20080504

1/6. The Black Cat Murder Mystery: A comic murder mystery set in an apartment block in Fitzrovia, written by Marcy Kahan.

20080511

2/6. The Shawl: A series of six plays from around the world that explore the theme of mystery. This week, The Shawl, by David Mamet.

20080518

3/6. A series of six plays from around the world that explore the theme of mystery. This week, The Moehau by Gary Henderson.

20080525

4/6. A series of six plays from around the world that explore the theme of mystery. This week, The World According to Charlie D, by Gail Bowen.

20080608

6/6. Concerto for Humans and Semtex: Worldplay continues to explore the theme of mystery with Simon Luckhurst's play Concerto for Humans and Semtex.

Everybody Has A Mountain To Climb2009091920090920

An annual season of plays from broadcasters around the world on a shared theme.

Everyone's Got A Mountain To Climb20090919

The penultimate Worldplay - Everyone's Got a Mountain to Climb by Dave Duggan.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

Three generations of an Irish family have beliefs ranging from new age spritualism to atheism and their thoughts on how to behave as a family differ too. Janice is dying and Petey wants to drop out of college. Will a climb to Croagh Patrick, a holy mountain, help them to deal with their troubles?

Starring Barbara Brennan, Jane Brennan and Jack Olohan. Directed by Aidan Mathews.

Everyone's Got A Mountain To Climb2009091920090920

The penultimate Worldplay - Everyone's Got a Mountain to Climb by Dave Duggan

Three generations of an Irish family have beliefs ranging from new age spritualism to atheism and their thoughts on how to behave as a family differ too.

Janice is dying and Petey wants to drop out of college.

Will a climb to Croagh Patrick, a holy mountain, help them to deal with their troubles?

Starring Barbara Brennan, Jane Brennan and Jack Olohan.

Directed by Aidan Mathews.

Everyone's Got A Mountain To Climb20090920

The penultimate Worldplay - Everyone's Got a Mountain to Climb by Dave Duggan.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

Three generations of an Irish family have beliefs ranging from new age spritualism to atheism and their thoughts on how to behave as a family differ too. Janice is dying and Petey wants to drop out of college. Will a climb to Croagh Patrick, a holy mountain, help them to deal with their troubles?

Starring Barbara Brennan, Jane Brennan and Jack Olohan. Directed by Aidan Mathews.

Moving Bodies20090926

Moving Bodies by Arthur Giron. The last in the Worldplay season on the theme of science.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

Moving Bodies2009092620090927

by Arthur Giron.

The last in the Worldplay season on the theme of science.

An annual season of plays from broadcasters around the world on a shared theme.

This ye.

by Arthur Giron, starring Alfred Molina.

This time the drama comes from LA Theatreworks, USA with an engaging biography of the Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.

It explores the colourful scientist's life in relation to his involvement with some of this century's major scientific endeavours, from work on the atomic bomb with the Manhattan Project, to his key testimony at the Congressional Hearings into the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

Cast includes:

This years theme is Science.

Moving Bodies20090927

by Arthur Giron. The last in the Worldplay season on the theme of science.

An annual season of plays from broadcasters around the world on a shared theme. This ye.

Moving Bodies20090927

Moving Bodies by Arthur Giron. The last in the Worldplay season on the theme of science.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

Pontypool20090621
01The Big Melt - Worldplay20100515

A comic play about the times in which we live.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season begins this week. It is an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme.

This year’s theme is money and the plays have been made by BBC World Service and broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Ireland.

A comic play from Radio New Zealand about the times in which we live - it looks at how we might try to deal with big narratives such as global warming and financial meltdowns on a day-to-day level.

The cast includes Jeffrey Thomas, Carol Smith, Simon Ferry, Gavin Rutherford, Ete Etuati and Kate Prior.

Director: Duncan Smith, Radio New Zealand

01The Big Melt - Worldplay20100516

A comic play about the times in which we live.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season begins this week. It is an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme.

This year’s theme is money and the plays have been made by BBC World Service and broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Ireland.

A comic play from Radio New Zealand about the times in which we live - it looks at how we might try to deal with big narratives such as global warming and financial meltdowns on a day-to-day level.

The cast includes Jeffrey Thomas, Carol Smith, Simon Ferry, Gavin Rutherford, Ete Etuati and Kate Prior.

Director: Duncan Smith, Radio New Zealand

01Worldplay, The Big Melt20100515
01Worldplay, The Big Melt20100516

A comic play about the times in which we live, it looks at how we might try to deal wit.

02Episode 2 - BBC World Drama20080510

Wordplay is a series of six plays on the theme of mystery from around the world.This we...

Unique, challenging and innovative BBC radio drama with an international edge.

02Episode 2 - BBC World Drama20080511

Wordplay is a series of six plays on the theme of mystery from around the world.This we...

Unique, challenging and innovative BBC radio drama with an international edge.

02Roaring Trade - Worldplay20100529

A satire about city traders and how rivalry in the city can spiral out of hand.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season is an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme.

This year’s theme is money and the plays have been made by BBC World Service and broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Ireland.

Roaring Trade has been described by The Times newspaper in the UK as "the liveliest satire on the city since Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money 20 years ago."

This witty and candid play looks at the personal and professional relationships between traders - and how rivalry in the city can spiral out of hand.

Starring Rhys Thomas (Down the Line; Bellamy’s Law), Claudie Blakley (Larkrise to Candleford), Danny Webb (Land Girls), Joseph Kloska and Annabelle Apsion.

Director: Marion Nancarrow, BBC World Service

02Roaring Trade - Worldplay20100530

A satire about city traders and how rivalry in the city can spiral out of hand.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season is an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme.

This year’s theme is money and the plays have been made by BBC World Service and broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Ireland.

Roaring Trade has been described by The Times newspaper in the UK as "the liveliest satire on the city since Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money 20 years ago."

This witty and candid play looks at the personal and professional relationships between traders - and how rivalry in the city can spiral out of hand.

Starring Rhys Thomas (Down the Line; Bellamy’s Law), Claudie Blakley (Larkrise to Candleford), Danny Webb (Land Girls), Joseph Kloska and Annabelle Apsion.

Director: Marion Nancarrow, BBC World Service

02Worldplay, Roaring Trade20100529
02Worldplay, Roaring Trade20100530

A satire about city traders and how rivalry in the city can spiral out of hand.

03Episode 3 - BBC World Drama20080517

Wordplay is a series of six plays on the theme of mystery from around the world. This w...

Unique, challenging and innovative BBC radio drama with an international edge.

03Episode 3 - BBC World Drama20080518

Wordplay is a series of six plays on the theme of mystery from around the world. This w...

Unique, challenging and innovative BBC radio drama with an international edge.

03Red Pole Rising - Worldplay20100619

A fast-paced, dark comedy set in the multicultural world of urban gangsters by Ian Weir.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season is an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme.

This year’s theme is money and the plays have been made by BBC World Service and broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Ireland.

Set in the multicultural world of urban gangsters, this fast-paced, dark comedy starts with the words, "It's not about the money." But, of course, it is.

Ian Weir is a writer of stage, television - and radio and is currently launching his first novel in London.

Director: Kathleen Flaherty, CBC, Canada

03Red Pole Rising - Worldplay20100620

A fast-paced, dark comedy set in the multicultural world of urban gangsters by Ian Weir.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season is an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme.

This year’s theme is money and the plays have been made by BBC World Service and broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Ireland.

Set in the multicultural world of urban gangsters, this fast-paced, dark comedy starts with the words, "It's not about the money." But, of course, it is.

Ian Weir is a writer of stage, television - and radio and is currently launching his first novel in London.

Director: Kathleen Flaherty, CBC, Canada

03Worldplay, England20090613
03Worldplay, England20090614

Edinburgh Fringe First winner Tim Crouch performs in his own surprising play about life.

03Worldplay, Red Pole Rising2010061920100620

The 2010 Worldplay season is an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme.

This year’s theme is money and the plays have been made by BBC World Service and broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Ireland.

Set in the multicultural world of urban gangsters, this fast-paced, dark comedy starts with the words, It's not about the money." But, of course, it is.

Ian Weir is a writer of stage, television - and radio and is currently launching his first novel in London.

Director: Kathleen Flaherty, CBC, Canada

A fast-paced, dark comedy set in the multicultural world of urban gangsters by Ian Weir."

03Worldplay, Red Pole Rising20100620

A fast-paced, dark comedy set in the multicultural world of urban gangsters by Ian Weir.

04Episode 4 - BBC World Drama20080524

A series of six plays on the theme of mystery from around the world. This week, The Wor...

Unique, challenging and innovative BBC radio drama with an international edge.

04Episode 4 - BBC World Drama20080525

A series of six plays on the theme of mystery from around the world. This week, The Wor...

Unique, challenging and innovative BBC radio drama with an international edge.

04Watermark - Worldplay20100626

A chronicle of the psychological & financial devastation of a flood in Australia.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season is an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme.

This year’s theme is money and the plays have been made by BBC World Service and broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Ireland.

Watermark is a chronicle of the physical, psychological and financial devastation of a flood in Australia in January 1998.

By Alana Valentine.

04Watermark - Worldplay20100627

A chronicle of the psychological & financial devastation of a flood in Australia.

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season is an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme.

This year’s theme is money and the plays have been made by BBC World Service and broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Ireland.

Watermark is a chronicle of the physical, psychological and financial devastation of a flood in Australia in January 1998.

By Alana Valentine.

05Mizlansky/zilinsky20100918

The 2010 Worldplay season - an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world all based on the theme of money - continues with this LA Theatre Works’ production recorded in front of a live audience.

Hollywood star Nathan Lane plays a cunning movie producer with a slippery conscience who faces a classic Hollywood dilemma - what happens when the art of the deal turns into a battle for the ultimate double-cross?

Playwright Jon Robin Baitz drew upon years spent in the seedy underbelly of Hollywood to create the hilarious and unsavoury characters in his play, Mizlansky/Zilinsky.

Starring Nathan Lane and Paul Sand, with Harry Shearer, Richard Masur, Rob Morrow, Grant Shaud, Robert Walden, and Kurtwood Smith.

Jon Robin Baitz is an American playwright, television producer and screenwriter, author of nearly a dozen acclaimed plays, including The Substance of Fire and The Paris Letter.

He is the creator of the American television series Brothers and Sisters and has written for The West Wing and Alias.

Directed by Ron West.

Producing Director of L.A.

Theatre Works - Susan Albert Loewenberg

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma: what happens when the art of the deal turns into the ultimate double-cross?

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma: what happens when the art of the de.

05Mizlansky/zilinsky20100919

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma: what happens when the art of the de.

05Mizlansky/Zilinsky - Worldplay20100918

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season - an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world all based on the theme of money - continues with this LA Theatre Works’ production recorded in front of a live audience.

Hollywood star Nathan Lane plays a cunning movie producer with a slippery conscience who faces a classic Hollywood dilemma - what happens when the art of the deal turns into a battle for the ultimate double-cross?

Playwright Jon Robin Baitz drew upon years spent in the seedy underbelly of Hollywood to create the hilarious and unsavoury characters in his play, Mizlansky/Zilinsky.

Starring Nathan Lane and Paul Sand, with Harry Shearer, Richard Masur, Rob Morrow, Grant Shaud, Robert Walden, and Kurtwood Smith.

Jon Robin Baitz is an American playwright, television producer and screenwriter, author of nearly a dozen acclaimed plays, including The Substance of Fire and The Paris Letter. He is the creator of the American television series Brothers & Sisters and has written for The West Wing and Alias.

Directed by Ron West.

Producing Director of L.A. Theatre Works - Susan Albert Loewenberg.

05Mizlansky/Zilinsky - Worldplay20100919

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season - an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world all based on the theme of money - continues with this LA Theatre Works’ production recorded in front of a live audience.

Hollywood star Nathan Lane plays a cunning movie producer with a slippery conscience who faces a classic Hollywood dilemma - what happens when the art of the deal turns into a battle for the ultimate double-cross?

Playwright Jon Robin Baitz drew upon years spent in the seedy underbelly of Hollywood to create the hilarious and unsavoury characters in his play, Mizlansky/Zilinsky.

Starring Nathan Lane and Paul Sand, with Harry Shearer, Richard Masur, Rob Morrow, Grant Shaud, Robert Walden, and Kurtwood Smith.

Jon Robin Baitz is an American playwright, television producer and screenwriter, author of nearly a dozen acclaimed plays, including The Substance of Fire and The Paris Letter. He is the creator of the American television series Brothers & Sisters and has written for The West Wing and Alias.

Directed by Ron West.

Producing Director of L.A. Theatre Works - Susan Albert Loewenberg.

05Worldplay, Mizlansky/zilinsky20100918

The 2010 Worldplay season - an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world all based on the theme of money - continues with this LA Theatre Works’ production recorded in front of a live audience.

Hollywood star Nathan Lane plays a cunning movie producer with a slippery conscience who faces a classic Hollywood dilemma - what happens when the art of the deal turns into a battle for the ultimate double-cross?

Playwright Jon Robin Baitz drew upon years spent in the seedy underbelly of Hollywood to create the hilarious and unsavoury characters in his play, Mizlansky/Zilinsky.

Starring Nathan Lane and Paul Sand, with Harry Shearer, Richard Masur, Rob Morrow, Grant Shaud, Robert Walden, and Kurtwood Smith.

Jon Robin Baitz is an American playwright, television producer and screenwriter, author of nearly a dozen acclaimed plays, including The Substance of Fire and The Paris Letter. He is the creator of the American television series Brothers & Sisters and has written for The West Wing and Alias.

Directed by Ron West.

Producing Director of L.A. Theatre Works - Susan Albert Loewenberg

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma: what happens when the art of the deal turns into the ultimate double-cross?

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma: what happens when the art of the de.

05Worldplay, Mizlansky/zilinsky20100919

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma: what happens when the art of the de.

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma

06Love and Animals - Worldplay20100925

A mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-parented individual

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season - an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world all based on the theme of money - continues with this LA Theatre Works’ production recorded in front of a live audience.

Love and Animals charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-parented individual.

Failed entrepreneur Sonny Mullens finds his relationships and his revenues are in freefall.

He's chasing the wife he loved who's left him, the creep she left him for and a win on the horses. All of which brings him to successive police interviews with a detective who becomes almost a spiritual director.

Sonny's absent father is hugely present throughout, if only as a kind of admonitory hologram, while his institutionalised mother is either mad, bad, sad or all three at once.

Written by Philip Davison.

Directed by Aidan Mathews.

06Love and Animals - Worldplay20100926

A mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-parented individual

An annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme

The 2010 Worldplay season - an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world all based on the theme of money - continues with this LA Theatre Works’ production recorded in front of a live audience.

Love and Animals charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-parented individual.

Failed entrepreneur Sonny Mullens finds his relationships and his revenues are in freefall.

He's chasing the wife he loved who's left him, the creep she left him for and a win on the horses. All of which brings him to successive police interviews with a detective who becomes almost a spiritual director.

Sonny's absent father is hugely present throughout, if only as a kind of admonitory hologram, while his institutionalised mother is either mad, bad, sad or all three at once.

Written by Philip Davison.

Directed by Aidan Mathews.

06 LASTLove And Animals20100925

charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-parented individual.

By Philip Davison

Love and Animals charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-pare.

06 LASTLove And Animals20100926

charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-pare.

Love and Animals charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-parented individual.

By Philip Davison

06 LASTWorldplay, Love And Animals20100925

06 LASTWorldplay, Love And Animals20100926

Love and Animals charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-parented individual. By Philip Davison

Love and Animals charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-pare.

Love and Animals charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-pare.

200801The Black Cat Murder Mystery2008050320080504

A comic murder mystery set in an apartment block in Fitzrovia, written by Marcy Kahan

200802The Shawl 2008051020080511

by David Mamet.

200803The Moehau2008051720080518

by Gary Henderson.

200804The World According To Charlie D2008052420080525

by Gail Bowen.

200805The Sweet Smell Of Cigarette Smoke20080531

Worldplay continues to explore the theme of mystery with Julie Parsons's play The Sweet Smell of Cigarette Smoke.

5/6. The Sweet Smell of Cigarette Smoke: Worldplay continues to explore the theme of mystery with Julie Parsons's play The Sweet Smell of Cigarette Smoke.

200806 LASTConcerto For Humans And Semtex2008060720080608

Worldplay continues to explore the theme of mystery with Simon Luckhurst's play Concerto for Humans and Semtex.

200903England2009061320090614

Edinburgh Fringe First winner Tim Crouch performs in his own surprising play about life, art and transplants.

Edinburgh Fringe First winner Tim Crouch performs in his own surprising play about life.

200904Pontypool2009062020090621

An annual season of plays from broadcasters around the world on a shared theme.

This years theme is Science.

This ye.

201001The Big Melt2010051520100516

A comic play about the times in which we live, it looks at how we might try to deal with global warming and financial meltdowns.

A comic play about the times in which we live, it looks at how we might try to deal wit.

201002Roaring Trade2010052920100530

The 2010 Worldplay season is an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme.

This year's theme is money and the plays have been made by BBC World Service and broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Ireland.

Roaring Trade has been described by The Times newspaper in the UK as the liveliest satire on the city since Caryl Churchill's Serious Money 20 years ago."

This witty and candid play looks at the personal and professional relationships between traders - and how rivalry in the city can spiral out of hand.

Starring Rhys Thomas (Down the Line; Bellamy's Law), Claudie Blakley (Larkrise to Candleford), Danny Webb (Land Girls), Joseph Kloska and Annabelle Apsion.

Director: Marion Nancarrow, BBC World Service

A satire about city traders and how rivalry in the city can spiral out of hand."

201003Red Pole Rising2010061920100620
201004Watermark2010062620100627

The 2010 Worldplay season is an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world, all based on one theme.

This year’s theme is money and the plays have been made by BBC World Service and broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Ireland.

Watermark is a chronicle of the physical, psychological and financial devastation of a flood in Australia in January 1998.

By Alana Valentine.

A chronicle of the psychological and financial devastation of a flood in Australia.

201005Mizlansky/zilinsky2010091820100919

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma: what happens when the art of the de.

The 2010 Worldplay season - an annual collection of plays from broadcasters around the world all based on the theme of money - continues with this LA Theatre Works’ production recorded in front of a live audience.

Hollywood star Nathan Lane plays a cunning movie producer with a slippery conscience who faces a classic Hollywood dilemma - what happens when the art of the deal turns into a battle for the ultimate double-cross?

Playwright Jon Robin Baitz drew upon years spent in the seedy underbelly of Hollywood to create the hilarious and unsavoury characters in his play, Mizlansky/Zilinsky.

Starring Nathan Lane and Paul Sand, with Harry Shearer, Richard Masur, Rob Morrow, Grant Shaud, Robert Walden, and Kurtwood Smith.

Jon Robin Baitz is an American playwright, television producer and screenwriter, author of nearly a dozen acclaimed plays, including The Substance of Fire and The Paris Letter.

He is the creator of the American television series Brothers and Sisters and has written for The West Wing and Alias.

Directed by Ron West.

Producing Director of L.A.

Theatre Works - Susan Albert Loewenberg

A movie producer faces a classic Hollywood dilemma: what happens when the art of the deal turns into the ultimate double-cross?

201006 LASTLove And Animals2010092520100926

charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-parented individual.

By Philip Davison

Love and Animals charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-pare.

charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-pare.

Love and Animals charts a mid-wife/mid-life crisis in the affairs of a very poorly-parented individual.