GEOFF PROUDLEY

 

      Media Projects

 

The Dark Island


BBC Radio 4


Afternoon play by Suhayl Saadi. Rustum is a Doctor from Islamabad. Tortured by the murder of his wife Ghizala as he wandered in search of quietude, Rustum escapes to the Hebridean island of Dubh Creag Isle. There he discovers Fenella, a woman who lives in a cliff cave and who's singing wakes him at night. She too is haunted by guilt after her mother's drowning. The play explores the feelings of betrayal as Rustum and Fenella help each other to attain redemption.
 

Producer – Mark Rickards

 

Stowaway


BBC Radio 4


Afternoon play by Tinika Gupta. Vikram is a desperate man. He has to get to England to find the woman he loves and escape the corrupt web of her father. He hides in the wheel bay of a jumbo jet. Vikram has been told there is a door into the hold, but finds that he has been cruelly cheated. Onboard, the very man that has brought about his downfall sips chilled champagne. As the plane makes its fateful journey we hear the chain of events that have brought them to take the same flight, but in cruelly different ways. Starring Madhav Sharma, Paul Bazely and Lolita Chakrabarti.
 

Producer – Mark Rickards

 

Chandra


BBC Radio 4


Afternoon play written by George W. Fraser about Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, the Indian Physicist who published a theory aged 19 that would change the world of cosmology. Initially ridiculed by the scientific establishment, Chandras' ideas were to earn him the Nobel Prize some 50 years later. Starring Saeed Jaffrey as Chandra, the programme explores the issues of scientific ambition, racial intolerance and the imperative beauty of ultimate truths. In Chandra's Nobel acceptance speech he said, without bitterness:

"The simple is the seal of the true
And beauty is the splendour of truth"

 

Producer – Keith Halden

 

The Genesis Factor


BBC Radio 4


Is there life elsewhere in the Universe, or is it unique to Earth? A three-part series for BBC Radio 4 on the origin of life, devised and presented by Professor Paul Davies.
 

Producer – Louise Dalziel

 

Touching the Moon


BBC Radio Scotland


An atmospheric montage programme about Man's desire to chart the surface of the Moon since the earliest times. From myths and stories about how the features on the Moon first got their names to how man first caught sight of the far side.
 

Producer – Louise Dalziel/Amanda Hargreaves

 

Voyages of Descent


BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio Scotland


A play for radio by Clare Seal about Captain Robert Fitzroy, father of modern meteorology, who sailed with Charles Darwin aboard the Beagle. Narrated by Fenella Fielding and starring James MacPherson, Robin Thomson and James Bryce, this is a tale of the conflict between Fitzroy, the ardent creationalist and Darwin, the evolutionist. The drama is punctuated with creation myths from around the world, poems on evolutionary landmarks and a brace of sea shanties
 

Producer – Louise Dalziel

 

Camera Obscura


BBC Radio Scotland


A series of dramatic readings and diary entries about the life of David Octavius Hill, an early pioneering photographer in 19th Century Edinburgh.


Producer – Louise Dalziel

 

Consider the Butterfly


BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio Scotland


A play for Radio by Patricia Hannah featuring the lives and deaths of some famous philisophers. The great thinkers meet their maker as Primrose Path completes her pratical training in the Central Institute under the auspices of her exacting tutor Dr Reaper.
 

Producer – Louise Dalziel

 

HORIZON - Destination Mars


BBC 2 Television


A history of man’s exploration of planet Mars. Broadcast as part of a special evening of programmes to coincide with the Pathfinder mission landing.


Producer – Max Whitby (The Red, Green and Blue Co.)

 

HORIZON - Aliens from Mars


BBC 2 Television


Investigation into the 'fossil' evidence contained in a meteorite from Mars.


Producers – Max Whitby, Danielle Peck

 

Festival of Scots Tongue

 

BBC Radio Scotland


A week long radio feature celebrating favourite Scottish words


Producer – Steve Martin

 

Companion to the Cosmos


BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio Scotland (1996)


A 5 programme series on Cosmology presented by John Gribbon.


Producer – Louise Dalziel

 

An Ill Wind

 

BBC Radio Scotland


A montage of news items commemorating the tenth anniversary of the nuclear accident at Chernoble.


Producer – Keith Halden

 

It Couldn’t Happen Here


BBC Radio Scotland


A documentary about the return of previously banished diseases in the Western world.


Producer – Keith Halden


 

 

Other Projects

 

Music for Hudson River Planetarium, New York

   

Industry library music releases

       

      - Piano Emotions (WonderWeb)

       

      - Play Those Keys (Absolute UK & French publisher Lib Zik)

 

Semi Finalist: British Song Writing Competition.

 

Vodcast - Deloite Art Sale (Lyon & Turnbull media vodcast, producer Louise Dalziel)