Francis, R (2003) Vacant Possession AND London Terminal.
Location: BBC Radio 4
These two stories were broadcast as the result of BBC commissions. Their originality lies in the reconciling of literary values and popular appeal. Both stories take a human predicament, give it comic treatment, and ultimately distil from it a psychological perception. Their significance lies in the way issues like the fear of the supernatural, resentment of intrusion, anxiety about illness, are explored within a short format; in particular, both stories have in common an encounter with otherness. Their rigour is the result of writing to a brief (a particularised voice in the first case; a specific setting in the second), producing highly structured fictions within a limited compass, and achieving a certain depth and intensity within the editorial expectations of a popular programme slot.
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|Date Deposited:||18 Nov 2012 04:45|
|Last Modified:||29 Apr 2016 13:30|
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