Writing for the Archers and Adapting Novels for Radio

11:30am - 12:30pm / Sunday 21st October 2018 / Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Liverpool Literary Festival 2018
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With Mary Cutler and Sara Davies

Mary Cutler has been writing The Archers for 39 years which makes her the longest serving script writer on the Archers team. Perhaps her most recent claim to fame, or possibly notoriety, is that she is the writer who pushed Nigel Pargeter off the roof – though in that storyline she was proudest of writing how his sudden death affected Elizabeth and the twins. Her other work in radio drama has included five adaptations of Lindsey Davis's Falco novels, and three original serials for BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour.

Sara Davies is a writer and producer who has written drama documentaries, adapted books for radio drama, and regularly abridges fiction and non-fiction for Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime and Book of the Week. She spent 20 years as a producer at the BBC in Bristol, working on a range of dramas, readings, arts and literary features before leaving to work freelance. She has won a Radio Academy Gold Award for feature-making and two Mental Health Media Awards for drama.