Vive la Republique

BBC Radio 4, 28th April 2018

The true story behind General De Gaulle's secret flight from Paris at the height of the civil unrest of 1968. A drama that uncovers the panic at the centre of France's government and the fractured relationship between De Gaulle and his Prime Minister Georges Pompidou.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed and produced by David Morley

Sound design by Paul Weir

The Final Take: Bowie in the Studio

BBC World Service, 30th January 2018, 27 mins

Impressionist Jon Culshaw plays David Bowie. It is 2015, and music star David Bowie is secretly working in New York’s The Magic Shop studio, with his long-time producer Tony Visconti. The resulting tracks will become David Bowie's final album, Blackstar, which was released in January 2016, just two days before his death. The dialogue in this drama is partly constructed from Bowie’s own words, taken from the many hundreds of interviews he gave since the 1960s.

Written by David Morley

Directed by Dirk Maggs

Produced by David Morley

Michael And Boris: The Two Brexiteers

BBC Radio 4, November 2016, 45 mins

The story of one of the greatest political dramas of the age, staring Alistair McGowan as Boris Johnson and Luke Kempner as Michael Gove.

David Morley's play is a lively tale of hubris, ambition and betrayal between two old friends. Very different characters who are driven apart by events and their own weaknesses.

"The last thing I want," David Cameron said, "is for this to become some kind of Tory psycho-drama..."

Written by David Morley

Directed by Dirk Maggs

Produced by David Morley

Burn Baby Burn

BBC Radio 4, March 2016, 45 mins

Jon Culshaw starred with Ronni Ancona in this satirical telling of the Momart Warehouse fire, which destroyed works by Damien Hirst and other BritArt icons.

 

“Sean Grundy’s entertaining, cheekily postmodern romp…”  - Stephanie Billen, The Observer

 

Written by Sean Grundy

Directed by Dirk Maggs

Produced by David Morley

Heading to Paradise

BBC Radio 4, July 2015, 43 mins

The stories of some of the victims of Flight MH17, shot down over the Ukraine in 2014.  The drama portrays actual events, with some imagined scenes, based on discussion with victims' relatives, eyewitness accounts, texts and emails. Joe Caffrey, Philip Franks and Tracy Wiles star in David Morley's factual drama.

Written & Produced by David Morley

Directed by Dirk Maggs

Death And Taxis: The Andy Warhol Diaries

BBC Radio 4, 2015, 4 x 15 mins

Sean Grundy adapts the outrageous and compelling diaries of Warhol. A snapshot of New York nightlife and celebrity culture,  starring Scott Capurro as Andy.

Based on The Andy Warhol Diaries, edited by Pat Hackett

Written by Sean Grundy

Directed by Dirk Maggs

Produced by David Morley

Far Side of the Moore

BBC Radio 4, March 2015, 45 mins

Starring Tom Hollander, this is the story of how the self taught astronomer, whose Moon maps were later used by the Apollo missions, became the presenter of The Sky At Night. But it's also the story of a mysterious love affair, and a window into the mind of one of the nation's favourite broadcasters.

Written by Sean Grundy

Directed by Dirk Maggs

Produced by David Morley

The Iraq Dossier

BBC Radio 4, March 2013, 60 mins

How Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell concocted the case for invading Iraq.

“David Morley’s dramatisation of the lead-up to war from inside the corridors of

power stars Richard E Grant…” - Mail On Sunday

“Morley’s dramatic juxtaposition of verifiable fact against political will was

irresistible…” - Gillian Reynolds

Written by David Morley

Directed by Dirk Maggs

Produced by Richard Clemmow

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