The Chain Gang (radio series)
The Chain Gang is a British radio series broadcast on the digital radio station BBC 7. There have so far been two series, the first in 2004 and the second in 2007. The format of the series is that the first episode is scripted by the production team and ends with a cliffhanger. Listeners are then invited to write further episodes. The best submission is then recorded and transmitted and again ends with cliffhanger, after which listeners can submit further suggestions.
The first series was entitled Amnesia and had six episodes. The second was entitled Picture This, with the initial and final script supplied by Rob Shearman better known as a script writer for the television series Doctor Who. The second series consisted of thirteen episodes and three alternate endings.
Episode 1, by Robert Shearman
Episode 2, by Ian MacKenzie
Episode 3, by Ric Treval
Episode 4, by Tom Johnstone
Episode 5, by Dave Wilner
Episode 6, by Christopher Stanners
Episode 7, by Phil Girdlestone
Episode 8, by Jennifer Moore
Episode 9, by David Hutchison
Episode 10, by Jayne Clements
Episode 11, by Jon Radlett
Episode 12, by Phil Kurthausen
Episode 13, by Robert Shearman
Alternate Ending 1, by Jacqueline Saville
Alternate Ending 2, by Steph May
Alternate Ending 3, by Jon Radlett
The episodes were available on the BBC7 Chaingang webpage in audio and written formats until the website was restructured.
The series was awarded a Bronze in the Sony Radio Academy Awards' The Competition Award category.
- "Winners 2008: The Competition Award". Sony Radio Academy Awards. Zafer Associates. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
- "BBC 7 Drama, The Chain Gang". Retrieved 2007-07-07.
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