In Conversation with Alison Hindell (BBC R4)

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Location: The Society of Authors
Address: The Society of Authors, 24 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4EH 
Event time: 6-8pm
Head of BBC Radio 4 drama commissioning, Alison Hindell, will discuss radio’s commissioning process, the changing landscape of audio drama and what makes a good radio play.

Event details

Alison Hindell – Commissioning Editor of Drama & Fiction for BBC Radio 4 – joins SoA's Scriptwriter Group co-secretary, Theo Jones, for a special in-conversation event discussing radio’s commissioning process, the changing landscape of audio drama and what makes a good radio play.

An exclusive opportunity for SoA members and guests to hear Alison’s vision for BBC Radio 4 drama commissioning ahead of this year's BBC Audio Drama Awards, including the Imison Award and the Tinniswood Award – both worth £3,000 (deadline: 6 October 2019).

Ideal for scriptwriters and producers looking to explore a different writing medium.

Programme

  • 6pm – Arrivals (wine and nibbles)
  • 6.30pm – In conversation – Alison Hindell, chaired by Theo Jones (SoA)
  • 7pm – Q&A
  • 7.30pm – Networking (wine and nibbles)
  • 8.00pm – Close

Tickets and booking

  • SoA Members: £5
  • SoA guests: £10
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About the speakers

Alison Hindell, Commissioning Editor of Drama & Fiction for BBC Radio 4
Alison is responsible for all the regular drama, short story and Book at Bedtime commissions. She has worked in BBC radio drama for most of her career and has directed more than 270 radio plays, from international co-productions to soap opera. In her previous role as Head of Audio Drama (UK) for the BBC, she was responsible for one of the biggest radio drama production departments in the world, overseeing the creation of more than 400 hours of drama, ranging from the iconic Archers to award-winning new writing and classic literature for the BBC radio networks. She has an international profile in the world of audio drama, frequently judging competitions and speaking at conferences, and has chaired the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) Radio Drama group for the past five years.