BBC Radio 4 Plans Movie Venture
April 10, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
BBC RADIO 4 is taking a shot at the movie business with a new IMAX film about LONDON based on two 45 minute radio drama anthologies to be produced for the station.
The GUARDIAN reports that "CITY SPEAKS" will include six "playlets" written by six young authors and overseen by six different directors, based on a story by PETER ACKROYD, whose "biography" of LONDON was an international bestseller. The story will involve the discovery by altar boys of a vision of the VIRGIN MARY in a LONDON church. The film will eventually be debuted at LONDON's IMAX theater and will then play at theaters across the UK. The radio plays will likely air as part of a series of specials about LONDON on RADIO 4 in FEBRUARY 2008.