Radio Drama, June 1944

In the comments on specially written plays, it was alleged that their average quality was not high: that they were too often self-conscious and unconvincing.  As one listener wrote: ‘My experience of plays specially written for radio is that the author seems more concerned with bringing off some original technical trick than with saying anything definite which may be of interest to me […]  Few prominent authors write for radio.  Why not?  One feels they are not wanted.  There is too much emphasis on the medium and too little on content.’

From the Listener Research Report, RADIO DRAMA, Some facts about the Plays Panel and their opinions, June 23 1944 LR/2695 [BBC WAC R9/9/8]