Archive for May 29th, 2007

Mamet’s Radio Drama

29th May 2007 by Maura McHugh

The BBC has a strong tradition of broadcasting radio plays. Yesterday’s play, which you can access via the website, was Keep Your Pantheon, the premier of David Mamet’s new comedy of ancient Roman manners. In the 46-minute play an impoverished actor-manager and his troupe struggle to survive.

Donor Reality TV Show

29th May 2007 by Maura McHugh

The BBC reports that a new Dutch reality TV show is causing an uproar in its home country.

Called The Big Donor Show, it features a terminally-ill woman who selects one of three patients to receive her kidneys when she dies.

The programme, from Big Brother creators Endemol, is due to be screened on Friday night.

The 37-year-old donor, identified only as Lisa, will make her choice based on the contestants’ history, profile and conversation with their family and friends.

Viewers will also be able to send in their advice by text message during the 80-minute show.