British Radio Drama is a book published by Cambridge University Press in 1981. Edited by John Drakakis, it is a collection of academic articles and critical analysis of various topics within the medium[1].

It was published in both hardcover and paperback editions.


Introduction - John DrakakisEdit

Retrospective of the medium.

The radio drama of Louis MacNeice - Christopher HolmeEdit

Discussing the career and plays of poet and playwright Louis MacNeice.

The radio road to Llareggub - Peter LewisEdit

The radio career of poet Dylan Thomas, particularly the genesis of Under Milk Wood.

Telling the story: Susan Hill and Dorothy L. Sayers - Donald A. LowEdit

The work of writers Susan Hill and Dorothy L. Sayers, the later primarily in regards to The Man Born To Be King.

Giles Cooper: the medium as moralist - Frances GrayEdit

The career of playwright and producer Giles Cooper.

The radio plays of Henry Reed - Roger SavageEdit

The work of poet, playwright, and translator Henry Reed.

Beckett and the radio medium - Katherine WorthEdit

Samuel Beckett's plays for radio.

British radio drama since 1960 - David WadeEdit

Discusses the work of several playwrights, including Rhys Adrian, Don Haworth, R.C. Scriven, Tom Stoppard, and others.


  1. British Radio Drama, ed. John Drakakis Cambridge University Press 1981

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