Greenborne Is A 12 Part B7 Media Production And Is Being Aired On Numerous Community Radio Stations Around The Country, Including Smart Radio 101. We Are Proud To Be Involved With This Production And You Can Listen Each Week Here At Smart On Monday's 12.30pm & Thursdays 3.00pm With A Catch Up On Saturdays At 2.00pm. Also Episodes Will Be Added To Our Catch Up Account And Links Found Here As Added For You To Listen To At Your Convienience.
B7 Media is a multi-award-winning UK indie producer and publisher, best known for indie films Mrs Palfrey At The Claremont and Exit Thread and its cinematic audio dramas. Notable drama productions for BBC Radio 4 include Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, cult BBC sci-fi series Blake’s 7, the critically acclaimed series Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures, inspired by the 1950s Eagle comic, Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot and for Audible the docudrama series, The Space Race. Upcoming audio drama series include Venna’s Planet, based on Robin Evans’ graphic novel series, and original legal drama Barred for BBC Radio 4.
'Nasty Nick Cotton’s' John Altman Swaps East End Boozer For Village Pub As He Stars in A New, Post-Covid Soap Starting In 2021!
John Altman, EastEnders, Quadrophenia, Remembrance, is to star in a brand new radio soap opera, set in a post-Covid world in which the villagers of Greenborne start to rebuild their personal and professional relationships as they negotiate the emerging freedoms of summer 2021. In what is the first UK radio soap to be broadcast nationwide since Waggoners’ Walk, which started in 1969 and ended unexpectedly in 1980, John plays Alan Godwin, the landlord of The Fox and Dragon. An ex-detective inspector and a real rough diamond, he is a tough, streetwise, but honest man with a copper’s nose for trouble.
His village, Greenborne, is slowly waking from the long nightmare of Covid-19 and starts in the summer of 2021, when the entire country, and the world, is starting to adjust to the new ‘normal’. The majority of the UK population has been vaccinated, but a series of ‘circuit breaker’ lockdowns are still in place. For now, the virus is considered to be under control.
The story begins as a major figure in the community, Evie, played by Louise Jameson - Doctor Who, Bergerac and EastEnders - makes her return from a long Covid-19 imposed exile, immediately threatening to ruffle feathers. John’s character Alan is struggling to get his business back on its feet while at the same time trying to keep his lively, younger wife Beverley, played by Corrinne Wicks - Emmerdale, Doctors - from spending too much time on her back. Meanwhile their twin teenage kids, Lewis and Daisy, played by Finley Pile and Luci Fish, are busy breaking both hearts and the law!
Meanwhile the owner of the local shop, Tanny Jefferson, played by Amy Rockson, is puzzled by mysterious cash losses and her husband Matt, played by Ali Zayn, appears to be constantly ill. A local Chinese girl, Chloe, played by Rebecca Yeo - Alien3 and Strangers - is getting hate mail and her partner, Sandra, played by Niamh McGrady of Holby City, and The Fall, is determined to discover the culprit. The local mechanic, Arjun, played by Raj Ghatak of Dead Set, Ghosts and EastEnders, is seeing a new woman Lisa, played by Ally Murphy only months after losing his wife to Covid, much to his son’s fury and, as family patriarch, Samesh, played by Pal Aron - The Bill and The Archers - attempts to provide the voice of reason. The arrival of Arjun’s sister-in-law though, Piya, played bt Bhavnisha Parmar - Doctor Who - only adds further complications.
And if all that isn’t enough drama to take in, an exotic Iranian artist, Farhad, played by Raad Rawi - Tyrant and Dan Dare - has moved into the village, causing hearts to flutter and gossip to spread!
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