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Episode 4: Brain Training

Michael and Evan are doctors. Not good doctors, but doctors nonetheless. They’re on their way to Edinburgh on the Caledonian Sleeper for a conference, to talk about doctory things, when a mysterious illness breaks out. Will they make it to Edinburgh? Will they ever get to stop running? When will they call last orders at the bar? Find out now!

Dr Michael Daly – Jamie Crowther
Dr Evan Callum – Brian Macken
Lily – Miriam Higgins
Mary – Wendy Bradley
Zombies / Not Zombies – All the above plus Dan Bond

Running, jumping, standing still - FREE DOWNLOAD!

At Action Science Theatre – thank you Carshalton just leave it on the table – we are always thinking about how to help others who would like to have a highly successful audio drama of their own.

So we have taken a step towards making the dreams of people everywhere come a little closer with the publishing of the Action Science Theatre Positional Sound Matrix.

Action Science Theatre Positional Sound Matrix

Cut out and keep. Go on. Get your scissors.

(If you’re not allowed scissors you can get a copy here)

Dignified Kings

The answer to the question this magazine asks is: No.

So, the main character in the latest episode was working on a paper arguing that Triceratops was not a real species. This, to be very clear, is something we made up. Triceratops is fine. We can all breathe a sigh of relief, secure in the knowledge that we don’t have to learn a new name to answer that oft-repeated question “Which dinosaur is the best one?”

But another three-horned dinosaur might suffer another extinction, thanks to Triceratops.

Episode 3: Peril-osaurus

Greg Brown is a paleontologist, a paleontologist who specialises in bar chart colours and theories that upset small children. Join him and his friend Eloise Burke, and Detective Inspector Lynn Weyland-Smith as they try to stop Professor Zorbo and his pet Ninja from making Greg the next species to become extinct.

Greg Brown – Dan Bond
Detective Inspector Lynn Weyland-Smith – Elena Wright
Eloise Burke – Amy Wackett
Professor Zorbo / Ninja / Police Officer – Brian Macken

You've got to Accent-uate the Positive

“In linguistics, an accent is a manner of pronunciation peculiar to a particular individual, location, or nation.”
From the Wikipedia entry for ‘Accents’

Trouble at Mill

“Trouble at mill”

In the world of Action Science Theatre we stop the sentence after the word “peculiar”. Always.

When the world was made, 500 years ago in a sweat shop somewhere near Rhyl, it was decided in the interests of sporting competition to divide it up into countries. Some of the countries would be big, some would be small and some would be Denmark.

Blood simple

You’re squared off against your foe. You’re usually a good shot, but the rain is coming down pretty heavily and besides, you need to do some long division in your head if you’re going to get that bomb defused in time. Not to mention you’re bleeding pretty bad from the gunshot wound your foe gave you moments before.

A shot rings out, and you both fall.

Luckily, you manage to drag yourself to the bomb and type in the code before you pass out from blood loss. You wake up in the hospital and the doc is about to give you a transfusion. You thank your lucky stars for Karl Landsteiner, because without him there was a good chance you wouldn’t survive the procedure.

Episode 2: Blood Feud

Sir Charles Daly-Humbert, the British Empire’s greatest gentleman biologist, has just received a worrying letter from his brother Sir Duncan Daly-Humbert, the British Empire’s greatest gentleman explorer. What’s going on? How are swans involved? Will the accents sustain? Listen and find out!

Sir Charles Daly-Humbert – Brian Macken
Edna Egerton – Ciara Kelly
Tobius / Hotel Clerk – Jim Emery
Joan S. Livingcross – Maegan Reed
Virginie – Sreya Rao
Sir Duncan Daly-Humbert – Dan Bond

Editing Episode 1

It’s about 10 o’clock at night, a tiresome collection of buffoons has just lef… *ahem* the cast has just left my house, the place is a mess, and England are in the process of being knocked out of Euro 2012 on penalties. Time to go to work.

Editing a radio play seems a bit like a jigsaw puzzle. I am faced with a huge collection of dialogue tracks, sound effects and ambient noises; somehow I have to combine them into a coherent whole. This bit of dialogue goes here, this sound effect goes there, this sound effect… doesn’t exist. Ah.