|01||Horizon||20080519||20101124||Contemporary stories about the way technology determines our lives.|
The first of two gripping stories about how technology might determine our lives in these interlocking plays by two of radio's most thought-provoking playwrights.
A horizon scanner foresees financial meltdown in Steve May's comic thriller, starring Paul Clayton (Peep Show, Drop the Dead Donkey), Mark Meadows and Devon Black.
Cassie is an horizon scanner for a global bank.
When she discovers a black hole in the markets for June 6th which none of the other scanners has spotted, she must get to the bottom of it.
Meanwhile Cassie's father Frank is busy trying to read the credit crunch as he decides what to do with his inherited nest egg, and Cassie's mother is busy buying nice things online with credit cards that Frank doesn't know about.
And Cassie's colleague Reg is stealing her computer memory to develop his software programme.
All of them are trying to plan for the future in their own little worlds.
Information is power, but there is a price.
Bank Manager...Stephen Critchlow
Comic thriller by Steve May.
Different people plan for the future in different ways.
Cassie is a horizon scanner for a global bank.
When she discovers a black hole in the markets, she must get to the bottom of it.
Her father is busy trying to read the credit crunch and her mother is busy shopping online with credit cards.
Her colleague Reg is stealing her computer memory to develop his own software.
All are trying to plan for the future in their different ways.
Directed by Mary Ward-Lowery.
|02 LAST||Perfect Day||20080520||20101125||The second of two gripping stories about the way technology determines our lives, in interlocking plays by two of radio's most thought-provoking playwrights.|
Adam uses technology to find perfection, but there's a price, in this intense romantic drama by award-winning playwright Hattie Naylor.
Imagine the possibilities of harnessing powerful information-processing technology for the benefit of one super-rich individual.
There is no bad luck if you know how to use the right technology with the right people: everything can be predicted, manipulated, avoided or sought-out.
Adam signs up to Perfect Day, a company which offers such specialised services, based on access to - and control over - information.
The company promises to take away what is unpredictable, ugly or frustrating and ensure that a particular experience or life choice goes smoothly for their clients.
No more traffic jams, no lost deals, no rained-off holidays, no bad food, no accidental encounters with difficult people.
At first Adam uses the company to arrange evenings out, holidays, small life experiences.
But his taste for perfection grows and soon he signs up to one of their most expensive and successful services: the location of a perfect life-partner.
Adam uses technology to find perfection, but there's a price.
Intense romantic drama.
Romantic drama by Hattie Naylor.
Adam signs up with a company which offers specialised services based on access to information and control over it.
At first he uses the company to arrange evenings out, holidays and small life experiences.
Directed by Mary Ward-Lowery.