The Moors of England

BBC RADIO 3 - DRAMA ON 3

PICK OF THE DAY Radio Times,  i Weekend, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph

Cast: Ray Fearon, John Heffernan, Sope Disiru,  Tristian Sturrock, Youseff Kerkour, Elizabeth Counsell, Philip Bretherton, Sean Murray, Lucy Doyle, Ella Glendinning, Emma Handy, Cameron Percival.

Producer: David Hunter.

England is divided as never before. The country has turned its back on Europe. Not Britain today but the 16th Century. The story of Sir Robert Cecil and his black Muslim servant Fortunatus.

Black Tudors: "It filled all the gaps in history"

BBC SOUND

Rex Obano and Dr Miranda Kaufmann on the lives of black migrants in Elizabethan England

As Innocent As You Can Get

BBC RADIO 3 - DRAMA ON 3

PICK OF THE DAY Radio Times, The Independent

DRAMA OF THE WEEK BBC Radio

Cast includes: Freddie Fox, Paapa Essiedu, Katie Redford, Rikki Lawton, Tobi Bakare, Anneika Rose, Gerrard McDermott, Caolan McCarthy, Rebecca Hamilton, Richard Pepple

Producer: David Hunter

A play about the prison system in iambic pentameter rhyming couplets. The story of two men Nathaniel (Freddie Fox) and Tunde (Paapa Essiedu) who depend on each other - one is guilty outside prison and the other innocent within. One a prison psychologist, the other a prisoner convicted under "joint enterprise".

Lover's Rock

BBC RADIO 3 - DRAMA ON 3

PICK OF THE DAY Radio Times, The Independent, The Guardian.

Cast: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith,  Tobi Bakare, Ben Howard, Eleanor Crooks, Patrick Brennan, Gerard McDermott, Lizzy Watts, Stephanie Racine, Paul Stonehouse.

Producer: David Hunter

It is Brixton 1981 and the British brand of reggae, "Lover's Rock" reverberates from Blues parties. The legacy of the New Cross Fire, in which 13 young people died, spurs young black pacifist Ben into activism. He must grapple with both his politics and his sexuality to come to terms with his own identity. Both he and Monroe, aspiring producer of Lover's Rock, find themselves at the sharp end of the Riots.

The Price of Oil: Someone's Making A Killing In Nigeria

BBC RADIO 4- AFTERNOON DRAMA

Cast: Nadine Marshall, Jude Akuwudike, Obi Abilli, David Ajala, Landry Adelard, Zakary Momoh, Jessica Turner, Rhiannon Needs, Michael Ogunseye, James Okulaja.

Devised by: Nicholas Kent with Jack Bradley and Jonathan Myerson. Produced and Directed by: Jonquil Panting

Set in Rivers State, Nigeria, in 1994.  The Ogoni people's campaign against the environmental degradation of their land by the oil industry has crystallised into a mass movement. Under General Abacha's military regime, the dispute between the people led by Ken Saro-Wiwa on the one hand, and big oil on the other, is reaching its height - when one local businesswoman finds herself caught up in its notoriously violent consequences.

Burned to Nothing

BBC RADIO 4- AFTERNOON PLAY

Cast: Lucian Msamati, David Ajala, Lorraine Burroughs, Jude Akuwudike, Obi Abilli, Gbemisola Ikumelo.

Producer: Toby Swift. Director: Femi Elufowoju Jnr.

Matthew returns to Nigeria, the land of his birth. He has come to secure the release of his son who has become caught up in the politics of a land in turmoil; a land he has fallen in love with.

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