Developed with the support of experienced radio dramatist Sarah Daniels, Night of the Living Flatpacks is a feel-good new series about wheelchair using Stella, homeless Ali and anxious Erica, who unexpectedly come together when they get locked in at Sharewoods, a home furnishings store. During this memorable evening, they’ll make new friends, discover what independence means, find love and learn to challenge perceptions.
The series is made up of five 15 minute episodes. It will be broadcast on over 20 UK wide community radio stations, from Cornwall to the Highlands in November 2021 and is funded by Audio Content Fund.
Naked Productions is an award-winning audio indie; Graeae is a force for change in world class theatre, boldly placing Deaf and disabled actors centre stage. Both companies have been working together to make audio drama written and performed by Deaf and disabled creatives since 2017, which has been commissioned by BBC Radio 4 and Audio Content Fund.
The series is written by Shahid Iqbal Khan, Michael Southan, Kathryn Golding, Anita Karla Kelly and Leanne Allen – all exciting new Deaf and disabled writers. They first worked together on Connections, a Naked/Graeae radio production for community radio and BBC Radio 4 in 2020.
Night of the Living Flatpacks stars Amy Conachan (Hollyoaks), Paislie Reid, Kirsty Johnson, Tachia Newall and Jonathan Keeble.
The creative team
Three disabled directors – all new to audio drama – worked with Polly Thomas on the series – Nickie Wildin, Cheryl Martin and Hannah Quigley.
Music is by disabled composer Oliver Vibrans, and Sound Design is by Alisdair McGregor
Illustration by Isobel Platt
When & Where to listen
Resonance FM – www.resonancefm.com – every Tuesday from 5 Nov at 6pm, repeated every Friday at 5pm
Radio LaB – www.radiolab.beds.ac.uk – 15 – 19 Nov, 10am
Radio Verulam – www.radioverulam.com – 15 – 19 Nov, 12pm, repeat at 3.45pm
Gaydio – www.gaydio.co.uk – 14 and 21 Nov, 6am
Canal Side Radio – www.canalsideradio.net – 21 Nov 10pm
Liskeard Radio – www.liskeardradio.com – 22 – 29 Nov, time tbc
Fuse FM – www.fusefm.co.uk – 15 – 19 Nov, 1.45pm every day
K107 FM – www.k107.co.uk – 15 – 19 Nov, 10pm every day
KTCR – www.ktcrfm.com – 15 Nov 4pm,; 17 Nov 2pm and 21 Nov 3pm
Future Radio – www.futureradio.co.uk – 15 Nov 9am
Radio Tyneside www.radiotyneside.co.uk – every day w/c 22 Nov, until 26 Nov
All FM – www.allfm.org – every Tues at 4pm from 23 Nov to 21 Dec
Please note: the above schedule is subject to change. All episodes are available on the Resonance FM Listen Again Archive: Mixcloud.com/Resonance
For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Audiences
Scripts for each episode are available to view below. These are for access purposes only, and the copyright for all remain with the writers.
Supported by the Audio Content Fund