The Transmission

This weekend (January 28-29th) Darrick Wood School will be one of six UK schools and universities participating in ‘The Transmission’ Festival being held in Tirana, Albania. Supported by funding from the EU over thirty schools and universities across Europe have been recording one of six plays written by a professional playwright.

DWS Audio chose to record a play entitled ‘My Mother is a Murderer’. It will be available to listen to here shortly.

Rough Diamonds on BBC Radio Kent

This week BBC Radio Kent broadcast another of our ‘Rough Diamonds’ stories on Leo Ulph’s Upload show. This was a the very first airing a new story entitled ‘A Case of Neglect’. You can catch up with the story via the BBC Sounds links below:

Listen from 10 minutes 30 seconds to 17 minutes 15 seconds

from 26.30 – 33.40

from 10.15 – 17.15



This is an omnibus edition. Frank and Baz have an unlikely friendship; one that’s about to be tested.

Baz…Jamie McLeod

Frank…Kevin Zhang

Soph…Lucy Sumner

Music composed by Jude Neanor

Murder in the Tower Block

An audio comedy-drama.

There’s been a murder in a tower block – or so claim three witnesses. But without a body this is going to be a tough case to crack for Detective Inspector Cooper.

Written and produced by Thomas Cridland. Featuring Katie Brash, James Monaghan, Evie Mortimer-Walker, George Norris and Connor Priestman.

The Guy Who Called

An audio drama written and produced by Isabella Larena

When two police officers are called to a grisly crime scene, they’re shocked by what they discover. But what is the connection between the dead man and that guy who called them?

Detective #1…Isabella Larena

Detective #2…Jack Phillips


This week four more episodes of our audio drama serial ‘Rough Diamonds’ were broadcast on Leo Ulph’s Upload show on BBC Radio Kent. We are so grateful to Leo and the BBC for championing the work of our students. You can catch up with this week’s episode via BBC Sounds (below):

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 21/11/2022 – BBC Sounds

from 11.30 – 15.40

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 22/11/2022 – BBC Sounds

from 10.30 – 17.00

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 23/11/2022 – BBC Sounds

from 48.30 – 53.30

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 24/11/2022 – BBC Sounds

from 11.20 – 17.30


Dolly…Ruby Robinson

Darcy…Katie Walter

Music composed by Jude Neanor

A Grease Monkey and a Peacock

An audio drama

Brighton, 1964. Mods versus Rockers. As the two tribes clash on the beach, Fletch – a seventeen-year-old Mod – seeks refuge in a fisherman’s hut.

Fletch…Thomas Cridland

Southwick Rog…Connor Priestman

Foley and sound design by Nathanael Chappell

Car Jack

A comedy about two hapless car jackers written and produced by Thomas Cridland.

Performed by Thomas Cridland and Connor Priestman

Isolated Spaces

Imagine being cut off from the wider world? Listen to three brilliant new audio dramas that explore the theme of isolation.


Written and performed by: Charlie Lunn, Louis Davies, John Memheti; additional voice: Jack Oram

The Swamp Explorers

Written and performed by: Josh Ridley, Jacob Daldorph, Jack Oram, Jakub Cupa

Rest in Ice

Written and performed by: Alexandra Brandt, Emma Larner, Amelie Pester, Lulu Broadie