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By Shaun MacLoughlin

This advisor bargains suggestion and pointers on effectively writing performs, brief tales and contours for radio. The ebook covers the constitution of a play, using language for a non-visual medium, sound results and song, and features of manufacturing, advertising and making plans for the longer term.

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HEARTBEAT AUDIBLE: SLOW, IRREGULAR. REGULAR HUM OF HOSPITAL MACHINERY ESTABLISHES. DOOR QUIETLY CLOSED. QUIET FOOTSTEPS. DOCTOR HUMS 'STRANGER IN PARADISE'. CURTAIN FOLDED BACK. ) DOCTOR: (Murmuring to himself: writing on chart) Pressure. 40 over 10; pulse 30 30? Not worth it. Bon Voyage Mr Mr er Flannigan. (PLUG PULLED. MACHINERY COMES TO A NOISY DEFINITIVE STOP. GURGLING NOISE FROM PATIENT BECOMES LOUDER. BODY MOVEMENT UNDER SHEETS. GASPING. ) (Naturally) Shh! You'll wake the other patients. (DOCTOR LEAVES ROOM STILL HUMMING 'STRANGER IN PARADISE'.

JUNE: It's Saturday, Brian. BRIAN: Ruddy Mecca, if you ask me. Light at the end of the week's tunnel. JUNE: Didn't Maureen used to have a residential caravan near there? It's in Dorset isn't it, Lyme Regis? They used to spend the second half of September in it. (BRIAN SIGHS AGAIN) JUNE: He went on to say that the principle could be equally well applied to the Colorado Beetle. Talking to them, I mean. He felt it might be good news for potato farmers. BRIAN: Toast. JUNE: (TO HERSELF) He said grazing her eyes with his.

4. Finally, it has to begin to stimulate some pictures in the listener's mind. Here the monologue is helped by the sound effects, in conveying our hero trudging endlessly round and round a confined space: a different kind of marching to that which we have just heard behind the Horst Wessel song. Here are the first two minutes. ANNOUNCER: 'The World Walk' by Jonathan Smith with John Franklyn Robbins as Albert Speer. FADE UP AND ESTABLISH AN OLD RECORDING OF NAZI SOLDIERS MARCHING TO AND SINGING 'THE HORST WESSEL SONG', FADE DOWN: ANNOUNCER: 'The World Walk' is based upon the book, 'Spandau, The Secret Diaries' by Albert Speer.

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