The company has an extensive track record in audio drama production and is a preferred supplier to BBC Radio and Audible.
Audio dramas produced for BBC Radio 4 include the critically acclaimed dramatisation of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles starring Sir Derek Jacobi and Hayley Atwell and Sumia Sukkar’s moving story set during the Syrian conflict The Boy from Aleppo who Painted the War, dramatised by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle (Jungle Book, Going Postal, Kidnapped).
Sci-Fi Bulletin said of The Martian Chronicles:
“Kurti, Doyle and director Andrew Mark Sewell don’t hesitate to alter events, genders, characters (and especially nationalities) to suit their story needs, giving Hayley Atwell a strong role as Spender; Bradbury purists may moan, but this version has smoothed out the bittiness of the original.”
Starburst Magazine praised the production as:
“… an admirable rendition of a classic.”
B7's recent dramatisation of Isaac Asimov’s seminal science fiction novel I, Robot won the prestigious NYC International Radio Program ‘Best Director’ Award (2017) and was reviewed by Rich Cross of Starburst Magazine as “… just the kind of quality audio that gives hard sci-fi a good name.”
B7 also produced the critically acclaimed Dan Dare series based on the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s) hailed by Alasdair Stuart of SciFiBulletin.com as; “One of the best collections of audio fiction I’ve heard in a long time.”
The company is also known for the epic audio reboot of the cult BBC sci-fi series Blake’s 7 featuring Derek Riddell, Colin Salmon and Daniela Nardini (for BBC Radio 4 Extra), now released by Big Finish as a collectible box set. B7 also co-produced, with Big Finish, the very successful Blake’s 7 audio drama series reuniting the original television cast in all-new adventures.
The re-imagined BLAKE’S 7 audio adventures, were described by news-stand magazine SciFiNow as:
“… a bold and revitalising addition to the Blake’s 7 story” and by SFFAudio.com as “… morally complex, deeply noir” and “… a polished audio drama gem - Essential listening!”
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