Thursday, October 27, 2011

Raymond Chandler BBC Radio dramatizations; THE WIRE cast on TED Talks

2 days remain in the current window on BBC Radio 4's web pages to hear their
dramatizations of four Chandler (well, one Chandler and Parker) novels.


Judy Woodruff will be interviewing THE WIRE cast on the 29th:

PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff will host a discussion with cast
members of HBO's critically acclaimed series "The Wire" at TedxMidAtlantic this
Saturday, October 29, 2011. Their conversation will explore the issues of inner
city communities, including unemployment and education issues, and current
initiatives aimed at solving those problems.
Cast members will include Michael K Williams (Omar Little), Sonja Sohn
(Detective Kima Greggs), Jamie Hector (Marlo Stanfield), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Chris
Partlow), as well as Donnie Andrews, who was the basis for Omar's character.
From Tedx: " 'The Wire' remains the most highly-regarded and compelling urban
drama of our time. Through complex characters and storylines, 'The Wire' has
defined and created our collective understanding of how multiple systems
...ensnare our youth and limit opportunities for achievement in spite of our
best efforts to save them; or the best intentions of all the individuals that
surround them."
TedxMidAtlantic is being held at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C. Tickets
are no longer available. The event will be live streamed here, with Judy's
segment airing at approximately 5:15 p.m.
More information about the event is available here:


Yvette said...

Wow. I didn't realize that these audios were available. I have to get over to BBC Radio more often. I always mean to, but then I forget and get on to other business.

I listened to Peter Whimsey and Nero Wolfe programs a while back. Fun.

My brother is constantly after me to watch THE WIRE but I've resisted. I think it's probably all to 'real' and gritty for my sensitive eyes. :)

But I did love HOMICIDE, the show set in Baltimore that ran for a few years on regular TV.

So maybe...

Todd Mason said...

THE WIRE was a bit more violent and considerably more sexually explicit at times than HOMICIDE, but otherwise rather was allowed to be a bit more self-indulgent at times, but usually managed to do something worthwhile with that freedom...