The City Speaks – experiment in transliteracy?

Here's an innovative idea. This week the BBC is presenting The City Speaks , a networked drama project across radio, web, digital tv, and Big Screen, and based on print writings by Peter Ackroyd. It's an exciting and ambitious project stretching the limits of networked broadcasting across several media. You can:

Read and hear the original story: Listen to and read the original story, by Peter Ackroyd (read by Peter Marinker).
Hear the plays: The plays will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 between 2.15 -3.00pm on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 March. The plays will also provide the sound track for the films.
Watch the films: On 19 and 20 March, listeners can watch the stories unfold with a simultaneous ‘red button’ screening of each of the tales on digital television – listeners can press red from BBC ONE and BBC TWO on digital television, or from BBC Radio 4 on Freeview and Virgin.
The films can also be viewed online from 19 March at BBC Film Network.
A selection of the films will be shown on BBC Big Screens in Manchester, Hull, Rotherham, Bradford, Derby and Leeds this week.

For all the links and more background information visit The City Speaks

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One thought on “The City Speaks – experiment in transliteracy?

  1. Hi Sue
    There is more information about The City Speaks at the City Speaks Website I’ve put together, in which I’ve outlined some of the ideas behind the project. There are also links that those interested in future media and cross-media might find useful.

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