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New Radio Drama: Folklore

Arts Project overcame lockdown to produce audio drama

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When local radio DJ Tamsin Wheatley receives a series of mysterious cassette tapes from her late University Professor, she finds herself drawn into a world of ghosts, demons, standing stones, and terrifying black dogs. Tasmin explores Wiltshire’s rich, mysterious, and sometimes even frightening history, where every village, town, dark copse, and country road has a story to tell.


FOLKLORE is the current radio drama on SWINDON 105.5. Sundays 4-5pm and Wednesdays 6-7pm Produced by community and educational arts company, Digital Writes, the project brought local writers and actors together last year following the Covid-19 pandemic, which enable them to discover a new way of telling dramatic stories.


The team behind the production received an Arts Council England Covid Emergency Response Grants to tell their story. Working with award winning local writer and director Alex Secker and SWINDON 105.5, the project has been able to bring the story to life despite the challenges of lockdown.


Keira C Georgeson, Creative Producer said “We’re thrilled to be working with the local radio station. This is an amazing opportunity to get our participant’s work properly aired on the radio and to give many of them their first broadcast credit.


Dee Thompson, one of the actors on the project and acting coach at the Pauline Quirke Academy in Swindon added “It’s wonderful to be able to be artistic again in these strange times, when opportunities have been so limited. And to be able to tell intriguing stories that originate from close to home means so much more. And to be telling these stories in this original format is inspiring and exciting.”


The first episode was first broadcast on Boxing Day last December and is currently part of our Sunday afternoon Literately Speaking show as well as available on major Podcast platforms.



The producers are also on the lookout for interesting stories, spooky encounters, and personal experiences that people may like to have featured on Bonus Episodes of the show. If you have your own tale you would like to share, please do so by contacting Tamsin Wheatley on

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