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Pontypool the radio play online

Pontypool.jpgHaving seen the excellent Pontypool (Filmstalker review) at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year the news that a radio play with the same actors is available online for free is superb news, and it's true too, you can listen to the entire story online, for free.

BBC World Service has been commissioning plays about science, and the one submitted from Canada is Tony Burgess' Pontypool and the play is also starring Stephen McHattie and Lisa Houle from the film itself.

Now I listened to the opening seven minutes, and it does feel different to the film, but I'm wondering if it's down to a different cut or if they really have completely re-voiced the story for radio, or of they've just taken the film and edited the audio track to give the radio version.

Of that I'm not really sure, but the play is most definitely online, thanks to Shelagh Rowan-Legg through RowThree for the news.

You can read my review of the film right here, and in the coming days we'll be discussing the film on the Filmstalker EIFF 2009 Roundup, the first audiocasts to come out of Filmstalker.

In the meantime head over to the BBC World Service [Flash:Embed] and start listening to the excellent story. While I think it was brilliantly done on screen, I did think it would have worked this way too, like a modern day Orson Welles War of the Worlds broadcast, now I get the chance to see if it does.





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