Saturday, 7 March 2009

Preston Students Write Radio Soap

Tomorrow the omnibus edition of the complete radio serial: Estate of Affairs will be broadcast on Preston FM.

Estate of Affairs is story about a young couple set on a Preston Estate. There's a crime wave, a set of troubling neighbours and a love triangle.

Written by students on the Screen Writing Course at UCLAN in association with CETH (Centre for Employment in The Humanities) the radio series ran from the 2-6 March - although those of us who missed it can catch up on the whole story tomorrow at midday. Click here for more, including full credits and quotes from the cast which includes professional and Preston born actor Steven Swift.

Preston FM are keen to involve local residents and students in the writing, production and recording of their broadcast programmes, but this doesn't mean they skimp on quality. Talking about Estate of Affairs, UCLAN course leader Bill McCoid said: 'at the recording, the technicians assumed that the script had been written by professionals.'

Preston FM are continually on the look out for new volunteers. 'We need new presenters, producers, technicians and journalists to get involved in this exciting community radio project. Whether you’re looking to kick-start a future career in the media, have a love of music that you want to share, or just want to have fun; Preston FM can help. No experience is necessary - we'll give you all the guidance and support you need to get on-air - and people of all ages and abilities are welcome.'

Budding radio dramatists, documentary makers and broadcast journalists can contact the station here.

Our next post will be an interview with blogger, social networker and tweeter extraordinaire, Ed Walker of Prestonblog.

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