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The Future Of Radio. Copyright: Pier Productions.

The Future Of Radio

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about the development of radio. 8 episodes (2 series), 2014 - 2016. Stars William Beck, Emma Kilbey, Lizzy Watts, David Brett and others.

The Future Of Radio. Copyright: Pier Productions.

The Future Of Radio

Radio 4 comedy by Jerome Vincent and Stephen Dinsdale about the development of radio

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2014 - 2016
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
8   (2 series)
Starring
William Beck, Emma Kilbey, Lizzy Watts, David Brett, Joan Walker and Chris Stanton
Writers
Jerome Vincent and Stephen Dinsdale
Producer
David Blount

What is the future of radio? In a world of digital overload can the public be expected to just listen to something without any pictures? Is the radio era over? The Institute of Radiophonic Evolution (IRE), based in South Mimms, is working hard to give radio a bright future.

Their secret work is revealed in these programmes which draw on conference calls, voice notes and life-logs, to tell a compelling and strange story of the technological lengths to which the researchers will go to keep radio relevant.

Instead of just adding pictures, the lab is working on ways to transmit smells, vibrations, and 3D images, as well as a way of putting radio into listeners' very brains!

It sounds impossible, but the IRE boffins believe in making the impossible audible. And that's their motto.

Each week a jiffy bag of sound files arrives at BBC Radio 4. We listen to the contents to discover what backroom boffins Luke Mourne and Professor Trish Baldock (ably assisted by Shelley - on work experience) have been up to.

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