John Dryden - Pandemic

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
AD01The Present20120326 (BBC7)
20161009 (BBC7)
20161008 (BBC7)

Dr Jan Roldanus is in Bangkok to give a lecture, when a new virulent flu strain emerges.

Written by John Dryden.

Dr Jan Roldanus (Ben Daniels) a microbiologist and WHO advisor on infectious diseases, arrives in Bangkok to give a keynote lecture at a medical conference. Whilst there, he is invited to observe the local authority's handling of an outbreak of bird flu.

But when a new virulent strain, 'Red Eye', emerges - causing bleeding eyes followed by death - he finds himself trapped in Thailand, unable to fly home to his wife and son. As the virus spreads at a terrifying pace, his investigations lead him to one inescapable and terrible conclusion...

Other parts are played by Ellie Marleen, Ulli Schneider, Chanida Yasiri, Teerawat Mulvilai, Jarunun Phantachat, Ornanong Thaisriwong, Kosin Pomiam, Soontorn Meesri, Andrea Lowe and Marene Vanholk

Production Team:

Casting: Marilyn Johnson and Nadir Khan

Production Manager: Jarunan Phantachat

Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja

Sound Design: Steve Bond

Music: Sacha Putnam

Producer : Nadir Khan

Executive Producer: Gordon House

Recorded in Bangkok, Thailand

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

AD02The Future20120327 (BBC7)
20161016 (BBC7)
20161015 (BBC7)

Five years after the pandemic, Diane cannot get over her daughter's death.

Written by John Dryden.

Diane Harper (Emily Beecham), a British civil servant, is sent to the Oxfordshire countryside to investigate the suicide of a government scientist.

It is five years after a devastating pandemic that has wiped out half the world's population. Diane's young daughter died during the outbreak and she can't get over it. When she discovers that the dead scientist had been briefing a journalist who has subsequently gone missing, she absconds from her job and embarks on a desperate search for the truth about the origins of the outbreak.

Production Team:

Casting: Marilyn Johnson

Production Manager: Sarah Tombling

Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja

Sound Design: Steve Bond

Music: Sacha Putnam

Executive Producer: Gordon House

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

AD03The Past20120328 (BBC7)
20161023 (BBC7)
20161022 (BBC7)

A former radical eco-warrior stumbles into a dangerous world of environmental espionage.

Written by John Dryden.

At a climate change conference in Copenhagen, a group of radical eco-warriors, led by Josh (Michael Maloney), attempt to discredit a right-wing Danish scientist, by luring him into a sex scandal.

When it all goes wrong, Richard Frankel (Paul Fox), one of the conspirators, gives up 'direct action' and returns to his life in Leeds as a teacher. But when he discovers his co-conspirator and ex-girlfriend, has given birth to a child - a child he believes could be his - he goes in search of her.

It's a journey that takes him into a dangerous world of environmental espionage and a conspiracy that will have a terrible, cruel and profound impact on the world.

Production Team:

Casting: Marilyn Johnson

Production Manager: Sarah Tombling

Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja

Sound Design: Steve Bond

Music: Sacha Putnam

Executive Producer: Gordon House

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.