Month: December 2015

British Museum & Google Cultural Institute

Essential worked with Google and the British Museum to create audio for Google Cultural Institute’s Museum of the World project, a digital partnership which allows people to view and hear about 5000 objects from the British Museum collections.

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Artist Descending a Staircase

Gordon House has produced a new version of Tom Stoppard’s 1972 play, which is both an exploration of the meaning and purpose of art, and a murder mystery. It stars Derek Jacobi, Ian McDiarmid and Geoffrey Whitehead.

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Following his adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Robert Rigby’s adaptation of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, about a cross-country runner desperate to escape the drudgery of borstal, has won a 2017 BBC Audio Award, for Best Debut Performance to Lee Rufford.

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Heads Up: The First Human Head Transplant

James Peak travelled to Annapolis, Maryland to meet Dr. Sergio Canavero, for this BBC Radio 4 Documentary, to find out if he really will be able to carry out a transplant by 2017. This programme was featured on Radio 4’s Pick of the Week programme.

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Well done Sir Ian!

Sir Ian McKellen won the 2015 BBC Audio Best Actor Award for Rose Tremain’s gripping adaptation of Balzac’s tragic novel, Eugenie Grandet, which was a Goldhawk Essential production, produced & directed by Gordon House for BBC Radio 4.

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