Former EastEnders star Lacey Turner enjoyed her first ever radio drama so much that she immediately recorded another.
Turner will be starring in her first radio play, a reworking of Neil Dunn’s classic 1963 novel Up the Junction for Radio 4 which will air next month [September].
She plays Rube in the drama, the sister of Sylvie who will be played by Zoe Tapper (pictured, above with Turner) in the gritty drama about the underbelly of London life.
Describing the character as “a tough cookie and a good laugh” Turned said that her experiences recording the piece has prompted her to make more drama.
In fact Turner enjoyed her experiences so much she has just finished recording another play, called the One about the Social Worker which will air later this month.
The drama forms part of the British New Wave season celebrating the iconic kitchen-sink dramas of the 1950s and 1960s and will air in early September.
Radio 4 drama commissioner Jeremy Howe said: “I think our new productions of the works that were the landmarks of the fifties and sixties – our audience will be struck by the muscularity, fearless honesty and sheer energy of the writing.”
Up the Junction was made into a 1968 film directed by Peter Collinson and was also adapted for BBC television by Ken Loach three years before.
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.