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Recording a radio play: Patent Breaking Life Saving

I’m currently in the studio recording my BBC World Service radio play, Patent Breaking Life Saving, with Jessica Dromgoole directing.

It’s a brilliant experience and Jessica and all the actors are great. The play is coming across in all its comedy and absurdities.

It’s about a fictional African president who gets hit on the head, starts giving out free medicines in his country and the comic socio-political ramifications of his actions.

It will be broadcast, Saturday 2 December 2006 at about 1900 GMT but around the world at different times (see below). It will be available on playback for a week at this link.

The cast are excellent: look out for Danny Sapani as President Ernest, Tanya Moodie as Grace, Jimmy Akingbola as Solomon, Jude Akuwudike as Moses, Leo Wringer as Ambassador Joseph, Victor Romero Evans as CEO Jackson and Janice Acquah as the interviewer and news reader.


Broadcast times. All times GMT

Australasia: Sat 0906 rpt Sun 0306, 1106; East Asia: Sat 0806 rpt Sun 1006; South Asia: Sat 2206 rpt Sun 0906, 1506; East Africa: Sat 1806, Sun 0106, 1006; West Africa: Sat 2106 rpt Mon 0006; Middle East: Sat 1806 rpt 2306, Sun 1006; Europe: Sat 1906 rpt Sun 0106, 2106; Americas: Sat 1906 rpt Sun 0106, Mon 0506

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2 Responses to “Recording a radio play: Patent Breaking Life Saving”

  1. Andrew Eglinton on October 17th, 2006


    Good to see that your Japan journey went well and that your site is accepting comments again! I can’t wait to hear the play. I’ll probably blog about it on London Theatre Blog.

    Good luck with that.

  2. Spitting Yarn » Pride on October 17th, 2006

    [...] It’s a wonderful play with a huge amount of relevance, whether or not you are interested in or interact with the healthcare industry or the field of intellectual property law.  As an added bonus, it’s funny!  DB talks more about it *here*.  [...]

  • About me

    I'm a playwright and investment analyst. I have a broad range of interests: food, gardening, innovation & intellectual property, sustainability, architecture & design, writing and the arts. I sit on the board of Talawa Theatre Company and advise a CIS investment trust on socially responsible investments.

  • Recent Work

    Recent plays include, for theatre: Nakamitsu, Yellow Gentlemen, Lost in Peru, Lemon Love. For radio: Places in Between (R4), Patent Breaking Life Saving (WS).

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