I note with interest, if not horror, that the BBC has commissioned a radio play on the making of Blackstar starring the Mike Yarwood de nos jours, Jon Culshaw.
Given the the quite preternatural terribleness of BBC radio drama, and even allowing for the fact that the agreeable Culshaw isn’t playing it for laughs, what are our expectations? And is this to be part of a trend?
Can we expect Phil Cornwell and John Sessions to reunite for a searing drama about Altamont? Will there be a play about the genesis of the Velvet Underground, with Les Dennis, Bobby Davro and Kate Robbins playing Andy Warhol, Lou Reed and Nico respectively? (With a cameo from Rhod Gilbert as John Cale… come on, it’s a winner)