The Stroma Sessions
The Beeb is one of the oldest and mightiest destinations for radio drama, and she proves she's still got it with this scary fiction, produced for BBC Three by Afonica and now a finalist in the 2017 BBC Radio Drama Awards. In it, we are confronted with 'found audio' featuring The Blackletter Quartet, a newly formed musical ensemble. They've travelled to the abandoned Scottish island of Stroma in order to write and record an album, hoping that the bleak setting will inspire them. Instead, they lose their minds and disappear. This podcast series documents their experience on the island (which is not as deserted as it appears to be, natch). Five 15-minute episodes are a sonic treat.
Gateway episodes: Episode 1 (24 Oct 2016)