TRACKS has been withdrawn from BBC Podcast/Iplayer.
It is now available from Penguin.
Or on Amazon.
TRACKS STRATA is Series 2 of Tracks
Tracks: Strata is a prequel to the first series, and is set in 1980 in the mountains of Snowdonia.
It stars Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Utopia), Kai Owen (Torchwood) and Robert Pugh (Game Of Thrones).
Told over six 15-minute episodes, the drama is an online-first commission for Radio 4. It will be serialised as a podcast online before being broadcast on air as two 45-minute Afternoon Dramas.
TRACKS – Series 1:
TRACKS STRATA (Tracks Series 2):
Tracks: Strata will be broadcast as an omnibus on BBC Radio 4 – 7 & 8 December at 2.15pm.
Omnibus – TRACKS STRATA:
Rachel…. Fiona O’Shaughnessy
Ifan…. Kai Owen
Sam…. Robert Pugh
Afa…. Betsan Llwyd
Charlotte…. Shelly Rees
Ronny…. Dafydd Emyr
Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production
13/11/17 – Tracks Strata was reviewed on Front Row – BBC Radio 4. (Roughly the last ten minutes of the programme.)
10/12/17 – Tracks Strata was Sheila McClennon’s BBC Radio 4 ‘Pick of the Week.’ (It appears as the second item in the programme.)
(Don’t read if you’d rather not hear anything about the story before you listen to it.)
This (below) is from the BBC publicity:
“Snowdonia, 1980. It’s the dawn of a new decade and the future is coming. But in the wilds of Snowdonia, the ancient history of the landscape is hard to escape.
Rachel Turner is looking for fossils with her four year-old son, Joe. But when a freak earthquake shakes the land beneath their feet, Joe vanishes. With the help of two locals, Rachel embarks on a desperate search to find her son. But as darkness descends, the secrets hidden in the ancient forests of the mountain are uncovered.
The first series of Tracks became the most successful drama series launched by Radio 4 in 2016. Over nine 45-minute episodes it told the story of Dr Helen Ash, as she uncovered a dark medical conspiracy.
Tracks: Strata is a prequel to series one, set 36 years before the events that rocked the life of Helen Ash. It explores the roots of a conspiracy that’s set to envelop the world.”
TRACKS is a 9-part conspiracy thriller with a cast led by Romola Garai.
It was Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (August-October 2016.)
Series 2 of Tracks – “TRACKS: Strata” – is now available – Info and blog post
(9 Episodes x 45 mins) Trailer
Series 1 – EPISODES 1-9
Episode 1 – The Nervus Vagus – is Here
Episode 2 – The Broca and Wernicke Areas – is Here
Episode 3 – The Pineal Gland – is Here
Episode 4 – The Bridge of Varolius – is Here
Episode 5 – Hippocampus – is Here
Episode 6 – Nociceptors – is Here
Episode 7 – The Accumbens Nucleus – is Here
Episode 8 – Amygdala- is Here
Episode 9 – Habenula – is Here
(Archive: Here’s a STATEMENT by R4 about the broadcast of the last episode of Tracks)
Review of Episode 1 in The Guardian
Review of Episode 1 in The Spectator
TRACKS Ep 6 was a R4 – “Pick of Week” – (18/9/16) – Chosen by Hardeep Singh Kohli.
TRACKS Producer, James Robinson was interviewed on Radio 4 Friday 30/10/16 – discussing audience FEEDBACK
TRACKS – DIRECTORS / PRODUCERS:
Episodes 1,2,5,8,9 – James Robinson @mcgrin
Episodes 3,4,6 – Helen Perry @bellaperry
Episode 7 – Abigail Le Fleming @haywarddollerton
Supervising Sound Designer – Nigel Lewis
SOME MUSIC USED IN THE SERIES:
Tracks theme – (written for the series) by Stu Barker.
Studio Suicide, 1980 – By Tim Hecker.
Prungen – By Jaga Jazzist.
Dido’s Lament (Dido & Aeneas) – Andreas Scholl, William Orbit, & Rico Conning.
Some Absolute End – Bill Ryder-Jones.
A1 – Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm.
I’ll See You In My Dreams – Johnny Mercer (featuring the Pied Pipers.)
Symphony Number 4 in G major: III. Ruhevoll, Poco Adagio – Mahler
Body Eraser – Halls.
Cancer – I Break horses
(12/11/16): An interview with James Robinson (including audio) detailing some of the process of How We Made Tracks
Tracks short-listed for a British Podcast Award
Tracks short-listed for some BBC Audio Drama Awards
Tracks short-listed for a Prix Europa Award
A Tracks Q&A can be found on the menu above – beware it contains spoilers.
My adaptation of Jonathan’s Swift’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ is currently being repeated on Radio4Extra.
It was originally broadcast on Radio 4 in the Classic Serial slot in January 2012.
It’s an adaptation in 3 parts, each episode 60 mins.
I previously blogged on this here
Info, and listen again link here
I wrote the episode of Jed Mercurio’s trauma medicine drama Critical that’s due to air on Sky One next Tuesday (17th March) at 9pm.
It’s Episode 4 in the series of 13
The script, shoot, and editing process were supported by a large team of medical advisers all currently working at the highest level in trauma centres around the country. Each draft of the script was scrutinized by six or seven experts from the departments relevant to the medical staff involved in the story.
Next Tuesday (February 10th) the episode of Holby City is one of mine.
See preview here