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Episode 21: A Mean Time with Greenwich

“Excuse me?”

“Yes?”

“Do you have the time?”

“I do. I have it written on my hand. It’s 7.30am.”

“Thanks, no, wait. How do you know that’s right?”

“I checked it with the speaking clock.”

“Ah, excellent. Thanks.”

Time is a strange thing isn’t it? I mean, you’ve just spent some of it reading this – do you feel that was a good use of time? Do you? Well, that says all it needs to about you doesn’t it.

Hey! Come and listen to the latest episode, and find out more about how time has always been a strange thing. How do you get trains to run on time? Does Mussolini know? Do First Great Western know? No. Action Science Theatre knows.

Editing Episode 4 - Layers of Nonsense

Wherever you come near the human race there’s layers and layers of nonsense

That line from Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play, Our Town, pretty much sums up the editing process for an episode of AST. Layers and layers of nonsense. Even a simple scene usually contains three layers:

  1. Dialogue
  2. Sound effects
  3. Background noise

And, just to clarify, Point 3 does not refer to the sound of Action Dan munching his sandwiches in the corner of the recording studio.

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