Peter Pan

1st Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 - 24th December 1995

 

Writer

J.M. Barrie

Producer

Dirk Maggs

 

Director

Dirk Maggs

 

Produced for

BBC Drama Dept. BBC Radio 4

 

Synopsis

Not Known at this time

 

Cast

Character

Actor
Peter Pan
Toyah Willcox
Wendy
Georgina Cates
Captain Hook
Ron Moody
Mr Darling
Ron Moody
Smee
Roy Hudd
Mrs Darling
June Whitfield
Starkey
Chris Emmett
Bill Jukes
Tinkerbell
Polly March
Tiger Lily
Eve Karpf
Cecco
Graham Hoadly
Noodler
Mervyn Stutter
John
James Cohen
Michael
Justin Webb
Slightly
Max Wrottesley
Tootles
Freddy White
Nibbs
Ken Gordon
Curly
James Daley
Jane
Carla Prosser

 

Production Crew

Dramatised by Philip Glassborow

 

Technical Realisation

Alick Hale-Munro

Paul Arnold


Recorded at

Recorded at Studio 7 Maida Vale London England on 26th - 29th September 1995

 

 

Music composed & Arranged

Wilfred Acosta

 

Comment by Dirk Maggs

Adapted by the highly gifted Philip Glassborow. In Peter Pan I tried very hard to create ‘camera angles’ so I could cut from shot to shot within scenes. Here in the Lagoon Scene, I recorded the actors from three ‘camera angles’ - one with Hook and the pirates on the island in the lagoon, one with Peter and Wendy spying on them from the waterfall overhead, and one ‘long shot’ overlooking the whole scene.

No pun intended, but in the Lagoon Scene there’s a yell from Hook ‘Pan!’ that we ‘panned’ more onto the surround channels than the front channels. This is risky in Dolby Surround because mono listeners will lose surround information but I wanted to get a feeling that Hook’s voice was echoing all around the lagoon ...

 

Running Time

120 Minutes

 

What Others have said

 

“...spoken word is much more than an inferior way of experiencing books. A producer such as Dirk Maggs (Spiderman, Peter Pan) uses surround-sound and special effects as an artist uses a pallete.”

CHRISTINA HARDYMENT New Statesman, October 1997

 

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