How the BBC Kept the Audio Fiction Torch Burning

Prior to the resurgence of audio fiction via podcasts, the storytelling form had all but faded in the States with the final episodes aired of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Suspense in September 1962. Oh, there were certainly glorious exceptions because, and we’re biased here, it’s a great format, but the “Golden Age of Radio” was over.

So we were always a bit envious that our audiophiles across the pond were able to enjoy a much wider selection of shows thanks to the work of many people at the BBC.

Professor David Hendy provides a great selection of oral interviews (and context around them) to explain how this happened... because good things, including audio fiction, are not guaranteed.

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