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Power of music explored in six Music Day monologues of Radio 3

By | Published on Tuesday 13 June 2017

BBC Music Day 2017

So, you’re all primed for Music Day, right? It’s Thursday. Don’t tell me you forgot! Yep, this Thursday the BBC is celebrating music, with all its music stations handing over their airwaves to music so that you can enjoy the music. Good times.

Though look, here’s something interesting to come out of the BBC’s Music Day film flam, though ironically they are primarily speech based. BBC Radio 3 will air six short monologues this Thursday, each telling a classical music related tale under the header ‘The Power Of Music’.

It’s a joint venture between Radio 3 and the BBC Writersroom, which exists to develop and support writing talent. The six short monologues for BBC Music Day have all been written by emerging writers who have never been commissioned by the Beeb before: Salim Allybokus, Jan Carson, Ross Dunmore, Emily De Dakis, Grace Knight and Amy Ng.

Voicing their work are Liam Neeson, Kayvan Novak, Tamsin Greig, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Sophie Wu and Daniel Mays. It’s an interesting project that will air throughout Thursday on Radio 3 – maybe next time they could expand it out to feature a wider variety of genres.



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