April Media were recording local VO talent Jenny Lane for a documentary which airs Sat 4th March at 8PM
BBC Radio 4 – Archive on 4, The Shape of Things That Came
HG Wells’ future history novel looks back from the year 2106. Halfway through the novel’s time span, Sean Street explores what the author got almost right – or terribly wrong.
In 1933, Wells published a novel which purported to be a history of the years 1929 to 2105, received from the future in dreams. He called his book The Shape of Things to Come, a phrase that has since become a part of the English language. Now, 84 years into the time scale of this prophetic book and with 88 more to go to complete the story – poet and professor of radio Sean Street goes back to the text and explores what Wells got right, what he got wrong – and what may be yet to come.
From predicting another world war to a utopian world government, he navigates a journey through Wells’ future past using audio archives and contemporary news bulletins, with expert help from Christopher Frayling, Andy Sawyer and Orson Wells.
Legendary newsreader and TV presenter Angela Rippon dropped by to April Media Productions recording studios in Plymouth.
Angela was recording the voiceover for 9 episodes of ‘Rip Off Britain’ for the current series airing on BBC 1.
Rip Off Britain is a BBC One series which exposes Britain’s rip-offs and helps consumers. It began on 30 November 2009, presented by former news journalists Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville.
Adam Hart-Davis dropped by to April Media Recording Studios to record a voiceover for a new Weetabix TV advert.
Adam Hart-Davis is an English polymath, comprising scientist, author, photographer, historian and broadcaster, well known in the UK for presenting the BBC television series Local Heroes and What the Romans Did for Us, the latter spawning several spin-off series involving the Victorians, the Tudors, the Stuarts and the Ancients. Adam was also a co-presenter of Tomorrow’s World, and presented Science Shack. Currently he presents How London Was Built and Just Another Day on History UK.
National treasure and comedienne / author Dawn French popped by to Plymouth recording studios, April Media Productions this week to talk to Fiona Lindsay as part of a forthcoming BBC Radio 4 documentary.
The article explores if there is possibly any link between children of military parents (Dawn being one of them!) who were forced to move home on many occasions, and the performer instinct in them.
The programme airs in November and will include other interviews with actors Rupert Everett, Juliette Stevenson, and ex-Libertines frontman Pete Doherty.
Devon Folk hero, and Mercury Prize nominee Seth Lakeman dropped by to April Media Productions.
Remotely directed via phone link, Seth was recording a voiceover piece for a Folk Music documentary produced by Bob Geldolf’s media Production company, titled ‘The Folklorist’ which is set for airing on BBC Radio 4 in the very near future.
Co-incidentally, studio owner John Carter and Seth were both raised in the Devon village of Buckland Monachorum, and schooled together in Tavistock, so 25 years on were long overdue a brief catch up!