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Repeat: “Offshore” – Radio Play by Simon Passmore

Posted in radio with tags , , , , on 29 June, 2014 by ambarussa

In case you’ve missed this first time round (2008), here’s your chance to hear Damian O’Hare in Simon Passmore’s thriller “Offshore”.

Fri 4 Jul 2014 11:15 BBC Radio 4 Extra

Fri 4 Jul 2014 21:15 BBC Radio 4 Extra

Sat 5 Jul 2014 04:15 BBC Radio 4 Extra

As Chris and Sam cruise out of Poole Harbour in a borrowed luxury motor yacht, they are looking forward to a trip across to France for dinner and returning the following day. However the idyllic weekend turns into a nightmare. With Richard Lintern, Nadine Marshall and Damian O’Hare.

And yes, there’s more.

Posted in radio, taking the flak, tv with tags , , , , , , on 8 July, 2009 by ambarussa

BBC Radio 5 – Simon Mayo

The creator of new BBC2 comedy Taking the Flak, Tira Shubart, explains how to get laughs out of the world of war correspondents. The in-depth interview with Tira starts at 1:49:50.
Show available on iPlayer until 14 July.

Teletext – Roger Crow

Martin Jarvis on Taking the Flak

“Taking the Flak”: two (p)reviews

Posted in previews, radio, reviews, taking the flak, tv with tags , , , , , , , , on 26 June, 2009 by ambarussa

BBC Radio 4: “Front Row” (audio – BBC iPlayer, also available outside of the UK)

The review by Kirsty Lang and Alex Thomson will give you an idea what to expect when tuning in to “Taking the Flak” on July 8. Overall, the review is positive, despite pointing out some lengths in the script. The portrayal of the characters is praised as being spot on and the way some serious issues (for example child soldiers) are dealt with works. I don’t want to spoil it for you, so please check the link for yourself.
Fictional war-shaken country “Karibu” is 38 times the size of Wales. Wales seems to be the mandatory surface measure for countries, just like time spans in documentaries are always measured in the number of minutes 27 piranhas need to skeletonise a cow.

Broadcast: “Taking the Flak”

We had tents for shade and atmospheric “bush toilets” under canvas for pit stops. But “Team Flak”, a unique blend of UK, Tanzanian and Kenyan artists and crew, had a supremely happy shoot. We hope viewers will enjoy the world of Taking the Flak as much as we did.

Listen to “Man of the Moment” online

Posted in radio with tags , , , on 12 April, 2009 by ambarussa

And luckily, the BBC iPlayer is available outside of the UK as well. The episode will be available for another 6 days.

Saturday Play: “Man of the Moment” (aired on 11 April 2009, BBC Radio 4)

A career criminal, who has written an autobiography and is now a television celebrity, agrees to participate in a reality TV show filmed at his Mediterranean villa.

Jill Rillington – Lisa Dillon
Trudy Parks – Janie Dee
Douglas Beechey – Alex Jennings
Vic Parks – Tim Pigott-Smith
Kenny Collins – Damian O’Hare
Sharon – Ella Smith
Ruy – Alan Shearman
Floor Manager – Michael Simkins
David – John Baddeley
Film crew – Kenneth Danziger, Matthew Wolf
Children – Matilda and Alfie Wickham

Directed by Martin Jarvis

“Man of the Moment”: programme information

Posted in radio with tags , , on 31 March, 2009 by ambarussa

Here’s the programme information straight from the BBC press desk. The cast also includes Damian O’Hare as “Kenny Collins”.

Don’t worry if you miss it: the play will be available online after the broadcast.


Man Of The Moment
Easter Saturday 11 April
2.30-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

As part of BBC Radio 4’s tribute to Sir Alan Ayckbourn, who turns 70 this April, the station broadcasts this dark comedy set around, and in, the swimming pool of a Mediterranean villa.

Vic Parks is, apparently, the man of the moment – a vicious criminal who, having spent nine years in jail for a botched bank robbery, has written his autobiography and is now a popular television celebrity.

Spending time in his idyllic Mediterranean villa, he has agreed to appear, poolside, on a television reality show called Their Paths Crossed.

The programme’s producer, Jill Rillington, plans to reunite Vic with the bank clerk, Douglas Beechey, whose actions unwittingly foiled Vic’s robbery and led to his time in prison.

Jill hopes to exploit the irony that, although Douglas had a brief 15 minutes of fame, the man who has found lasting celebrity is the villain. But the proposed documentary starts to free-fall and events take an extraordinary turn around the swimming pool.

The cast includes Janie Dee as Trudy Parks, Tim Piggott-Smith as Vic Parks, Lisa Dillon as Jill Rillington and Alex Jennings as Douglas Beechey.

Producer/Rosalind Ayres

( source )

“Man of the Moment”: Damian O’Hare on the Radio

Posted in radio with tags , , , on 10 March, 2009 by ambarussa

Mark 11 April, 2009, 2.30pm in your calendars, and tune in to BBC4.

You can listen to Damian O’Hare in the radio adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn’s play “Man of the Moment”. He’ll read the part of “Kenny Collins”. In reviews of the original stage play, the character is described as “(…) Vic’s manager, a languid fellow, at once promoter and parasite (…)” as well as “(…) corrupt and knowing manager (…)”.

For more information on the play, please go here to read the synopsis.

Offshore: 31 January, 2008

Posted in radio with tags on 11 March, 2008 by ambarussa

Damian has done another radio play. In BBC4’s “Afternoon Play” series (“Radio dramas which delight and surprise”…) he could be heard in “Offshore”. More information here.

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