DWS Audio on BBC Radio Kent

A Grease Monkey and a Peacock

This week another new DWS Audio drama featured on Leo Ulph’s Upload show. ‘A Grease Monkey and a Peacock’ is an historical drama set in 1964 during the infamous Mods and Rockers clash on Brighton Beach.

Wanting to escape the fighting, seventeen-year-old Fletch takes refuge in a beach hut…

The play is broadcast in three parts and you can listen via the links below:

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 13/03/2023 – BBC Sounds

Listen from 11.15 to 16.30

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 14/03/2023 – BBC Sounds

Listen from 11.30 to 17.45

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 16/03/2023 – BBC Sounds

Listen from 11.00 to 16.30

Fletch…Thomas Cridland

Rog…Conor Priestman

Sound design by Nathanael Chappell

Operation Disarm

by Ella Clarke

In a lawless, dystopian future, Detective Mara has to contend with many an unhinged psychopath. And today is no different – except that this one has a bomb…

Mara…Ella Clarke

Maniac…Iris Coleman

A Fruitful Murder

by Catherine Hayes & Amber Ranaldi

A 999 operator receives an unusual call from a terrified member of the public. Somewhere there’s a dangerous pineapple on the loose…

Operator…Catherine Hayes

Caller…Amber Ranaldi

Timmy…Olivia Stanton

Operator #2…Lilly Bennett

My Mother is a Murderer

written by Isabel Cruz Liljegren and recorded as part of ‘The Transmission’, a European audio drama festival for young people.

Darrick Wood was proud to be chosen as one of over thirty EU schools to record a play written by a professional European playwright and translated into English. You can listen to the play here. A dedicated website featuring all of the plays recorded will be launched soon.

Elijah…George Norris

Mother…Katie Blair

Emily…Jessica Blackburn

Directed by Katie Blair

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