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Sunday, 28 November 2010


If your answer to any of the following questions is in the affirmative, YES, please do sign this petition using the “Sign Our Petition” form HERE to register your support for the continued existence of the BBC World Service Drama and for the above authorities to reconsider their decision to axe such a strategically important service as of 1st April 2011:

  • Do you love listening to radio drama, including those produced for an international audience?

  • Please sign HERE

  • Are you a literary writer, dramatist or playwright whose works have been accessed internationally through radio drama?

  • Do you believe that axing BBC World Service Drama will cause a considerable loss to the

  • international literary landscape?

  • Do you believe that such a loss will create a major gap between those literary works deemed suitable for Radio 3 or Radio 4’s target audience and those deemed for an international audience only (eg. productions labelled “world-centric”)?

  • Are you concerned that cultural diversity is represented in mainstream radio drama?

  • Do you believe that drama is a valuable vehicle for communicating and sharing different life experiences and realities?

  • Do you consider the BBC World Service Drama an iconic world heritage?

  • Would you gravely miss the BBC World Service Drama if it is axed?

  • Does the BBC World Service Drama have a special place in your heart?

  • Do you believe that BBC World Service Drama has such an international strategic role in the advancement of the literary work from more culturally diversified experiences that its existence should be ensured and ring fenced by the British

  • 1 comment:

    Chap O'Keefe said...

    The Archive is no place for political rants, but it continues to amaze me how responses to financial woes in our supposedly developed nations feature axing already niggardly support for the efforts of creative, productive people who had nothing to do with creating the problems which the cuts are claimed to ameliorate.

    Will ending BBC World Service drama really help preserve the service, let alone help save Britain from following Greece and Ireland into near ruin?

    For that matter, will reducing the soup-kitchen payments to UK and EU writers under the Public Lending Right scheme (which I presume is also going ahead) help either?

    In both these cases, and others, I suspect the victims' belts have already been tight for years.

    But maybe some redneck politician and his supporters envisage scores of lazy actors, writers, etc. "having to work for their living". At what, you might ask, and what could be harder for all but a select few of them than what they've already been doing?