SouthWaves Audio has announced a new audio drama serial, created by University Of Chichester alumnus Jamie Dyer.
The new series, The Hudsons, will be the first show of its type made by SouthWaves Audio; who are hoping to expand their catalogue of such productions. The show is inspired by the American Old Time Radio soap operas of the 30s and 40s, along with the BBC’s long-running show The Archers. “I have been looking to add a short form, long-term drama to our canon”, says Jamie. “I have researched many examples including Easy Aces, The Couple Next Door and Claudia, and believe there is room for a similar production here”.
Jamie, alongside Jane Grandle, play Harry and Helen Hudson, a married couple in their early 30s. Audiences will follow them as they go about everyday business, finding themselves in some predicament or other. The first story involves planning of a dinner party with Helen’s brother Terence. “Helen is a wannabe social climber, but Harry couldn’t be more different. I look forward to seeing the characters develop.”
The announcer for this production will be experienced actor Pete Lutz, whom Jamie worked with on SouthWaves Radio show An Englishman Out Of State in 2016.
The serial will initially run for twenty 10-15 minute episodes, with more if things work out. The show’s first five episodes will be released via podcast, with the rest saved for a possible SouthWaves Radio relaunch.