Radio Projects

These are the details of the three BBC Radio Scotland programmes produced by Keith Halden for which Ant has provided the music.



Barabbas The Witness

Synopsis 

A dramatic monologue for the 50th anniversary of "Trinity" - the first nuclear bomb

Transmission history

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland on 16th July 1995
Duration: 30 minutes

Credits

Starring Maurice Denham

Written by George W. Fraser

Original Music by Anthony Phillips and Roger Patterson

Produced by Keith Halden


A Venture Too Far

Synopsis 

Scotland has a parliament once more.  Three hundred years ago, political union was forced on a bankrupt nation. 

Half of Scotland's wealth, and thousands of lives, had been lost in a disastrous venture which attempted to set up a Scottish trading colony in Panama on the Isthmus of Darien. 

This tragic story is brought to life as a moving drama for the dawn of devolution.

Transmission history

First broadcast on BBC Radio Four on 7th May 1999.
Duration: 45 minutes

Credits

Starring Iain Cuthbertson, Siobhan Redmond, Peter Woodthorpe & James Bryce

Written by Julia Keay

Music by Anthony Phillips

Produced by Keith Halden

Music Details

This production featured a specially re-mixed version of "Night Song" from Dragonfly Dreams, together with a couple of tracks from Sail The World and some of Ant's regular Library Music.

 


 Bread from the Air, Gold from the Sea

Synopsis 

A surreal play by G W Fraser about German chemist Fritz Haber who, in one year, was tried as a war criminal for his invention of poison gas and nominated for a Nobel Prize for creating nitrogen fertilizers. 

The drama attempts to get inside Haber's head and in the process tries to make sense of the darkness and light that lies at the heart of all science.

Transmission history

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 16th February 2001
Duration: 45 minutes

Credits

Starring Andrew Sachs

Written by G W Fraser

Music by Anthony Phillips & Roger Patterson

Produced by Keith Halden

 


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