Friday, 11 November 2011
War in real time ....
For those of you not familiar with this work, it's significant because Bomber covers 24 hours in the life of a crew of a Lancaster bomber involved in a failed raid over Germany. The key to the original radio version by the BBC is that when broadcast, in the 1990s, it was done so in real time - i.e. in sections across 24 hours - so that when time references were made in the play by the characters, they corresponded to real life!
The tension, according to the writer of the Radio 4 Extra blog, is real!
Check out the link here for more information.