Saturday, March 25, 2017


Good to see that the Radio 4 schedules over Easter will feature a new play by James Runcie, "The Great Passion". It stars Simon Russell Beale as Bach and is set in Lent 1727, during the run up to the first performance of the St Matthew Passion.

It's a highlight of the spring schedule, announced this morning. It was announced a little earlier on James's blog. James is the Commissioning Editor for the Arts at Radio 4.

Today, on Radio 4, you can hear a new play, "House of Hosts: A case for Inspector Morse", written by Alma Cullen. It's directed by James Runcie's wife, Marilyn Imrie.

Will either work be reviewed by their daughter, Charlotte Runcie, who writes on tv and radio for The Telegraph and Prospect Magazine ? Or perhaps they'll get a stage production at the Traverse, where James' step-daughter Rosie Kellagher is literary associate (whilst available as a freelance radio producer).

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