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Writer : David Rudkin
Director : Jack McNamara
Sound Designer : Adam McCready (Poetical Machines Ltd)

"PlacePrints is a gripping series...These stories deserve careful listening"
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"PlacePrints are quite unlike anything written about the 'place' of place and the meanings of belonging, of the necessity to listen to the land." Gareth Evans

Hidden voices and haunted landscapes are conjured up in ten unique stories from the imagination of visionary writer David Rudkin. Join a stellar cast including Juliet Stevenson, Toby Jones, Josie Lawrence, Michael Pennington and Stephen Rea, among many others on an enlightening journey across the British Isles with this dramatic audio cycle that will transform your sense of the landscape around you.

PlacePrints are free to listen to on your favourite podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Soundcloud and more.

From Wednesday 19 August PlacePrints episodes 'Grim's Ditch' and 'To The Waters and the Wild' are being streamed as part of the Inside Out series presented by The Coronet Theatre click here

Episode 1: RIVER, OF COURSE
Cast: Richard Lynch
An invisible presence haunts the river-crossing, bound by guilt and rooted by betrayal. Layer by historical layer, the celebrated name of the world-famous location is revealed.

Episode 2: OFF THE MOTORWAY
Cast: Josie Lawrence and Toby Jones
The voice of a lonely church draws us towards the Warwickshire hills and we begin to discover that its history is not what it seems.

Episode 3: GRIM'S DITCH
Cast: Toby Jones, Juliet Stevenson and Jack Wilkinson
A ghostly homage to MR James set in remote North Wessex, in which the land itself begins to tell us what it once did to a man who tried in vain to master it.

Episode 4: CAVE GIRL - part 1
Cast: Rachel Summers with Grace Cordell, Harpal Hayer and Ben Welch
A teenage girl finds herself trapped in a prehistoric identity when, on a research trip in Sussex with school friends, she begins to see visions of the place's Neanderthal past. Please note this episode contains some use of strong language.

Episode 4: FROM THE STONE AGE - part 2
Cast: Rachel Summers with Grace Cordell, Harpal Hayer and Ben Welch
Stranded on a country road late at night in the Sussex Downs, Kerry leaves friends to go in search for help, but instead finds herself confronted by a vision from another time. Please note this episode contains some use of strong language.

Episode 5: NEMETON
Cast: Michael Pennington
A track to a pagan well beckons as you're invited take a walk in West Cornwall, guided by the voice of the path itself.

Episode 6: THESE CLOUDED HILLS (English and Welsh language version translated by Gweneira Raw-Rees)
Cast: Hedydd Dylan
Re-trace the footsteps of an amazing journey as the teenage Mary Jones walked 25 miles barefoot across the rugged Snowdonia mountains to buy her own Welsh bible.


Episode 7: TO THE WATERS AND THE WILD
Cast: Stephen Rea and Frances Tomelty
A hidden lake speaks to us, revealing how secret visits by a young boy have continued to haunt him as a grown man in Northern Ireland.
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Episode 8: WHERE THERE IS NO MORE SEA
Cast: Frances Grey
An actress conjures the last moments of a 17th century young woman in Scotland drowned at sea for refusing to swear allegiance to the English crown.

Episode 9: HERE WE STAY
Cast: Charlotte Cornwell, Ray Castleton, Hayley Doherty, Jack Wilkinson and Anthony Wise, Angharad Davis (violin)
Hear the voice of the plague, as it offers a guided tour of its spread through the village Eyam in 1665, before the villagers quarantined themselves to prevent it from spreading.

Episode 10: POISON CROSS
Cast: Hedydd Dylan, Tyrone Huggins, Maria Louis and Richard Lynch
Modern England is transformed into an ancient bloody battlefield, as seen by the driver of an HGV truck as it hurtles down the motorway towards Warwickshire.

Bonus track: DAVID RUDKIN - interview
Curator and producer Gareth Evans discusses the genesis and wider resonances of the epic PlacePrints project in a rare interview with its visionary writer David Rudkin.

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Written by David Rudkin, whose sixty-year writing career spans across stage, screen and radio, each audio piece is accompanied by a short film shot on location by multi-award winning filmmaker Grant Gee click here

To read a short essay by writer and curator Gareth Evans click here

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With special thanks to Gareth Evans.


Title image: David Rudkin; photo credit: Grant Gee
Podcast cover art: by Ruth Disney

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