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Radio 4 Drama of the Week

Date: 10 June 2013

Congratulations to Richard Monks, a former student on the MA in Creative Writing, whose play Kidnap (which he began working on as part of his MA) was the Drama of the Week for the week commencing 3rd June 2013 on BBC Radio 4.

Kidnap looks at the kidnapping of an aid worker from five different viewpoints: the hostage, a captor, the hostage negotiator, a soldier on a rescue mission and her daughter. As the story unfolds, listeners discover that all of the characters are trapped by events in their own lives.

Reviews of the play also featured in The Observer and the Radio Times.The series itself is available for download from the BBC iPlayer until the end of this week.

Richard will be rejoining the Department of English and Creative Writing later in the year to begin his PhD studies.

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Associated departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing


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