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Media Production by Amanda Willett

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19 Radio drama

This chapter will look at some of the production techniques associated with radio drama; these would also apply if you were making a radio advertisement. While writing and researching a radio play is very different to writing and researching a radio advertisement, the production process is similar. Whichever you are planning for your project you should read the whole of the chapter to understand the techniques you are going to need to use.

Radio drama

A phrase often quoted by radio producers is attributed to a small boy who supposedly said, ‘I like radio – the pictures are better’. Nowhere is this more true than in radio drama. Radio creates pictures in the imagination and because the listeners create their own image it’s a deeply ...

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