Danger: The Birth Of Radio Drama

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

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96154. Danger: The Birth Of Radio Drama. 1955. BBC. A program about the first broadcast of drama written for radio. Mr. Richard Hughes, the writer of, "Danger," introduces a recreation of his radio drama heard January 24, 1924. However, WGY, Schenectady, New York apparently broadcast a play called, "The Masque" in September, 1922 (there are other firsts). Danger is about three people trapped in a Welsh coal mine. The story is actually very well-done and the equal to anything from, "Lights Out" or "Quiet Please." After the story, Mr. Hughes comments about the future of radio drama. Fascinating listening; the date is approximate. Richard Hughes, Frederick Bradnum (producer of the recreation), Hugh Burden, Isabel Dean, George Merritt. 30:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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