Ben Atkinson-Foster

Charlie and the Moon

Charlie and the Moon is an interactive radio drama, designed to encourage children to listen to and enjoy radio drama in a new way. It was one of the first interactive radio dramas to take illustrations, place it alongside audio and let listeners have a choice in how the story develops.

In 2013, I was working with Hannah Webster-Sudborough on a final project for our BA(Hons) Media Production degree at the University of Lincoln. At that time, we were producing radio programmes and drama through a small production company, Dreaming Tiger Productions. With a focus on children’s media, we’d previously produced Rose (a radio drama based on a re-telling of the Brothers Grimm fairytale, The Little Briar Rose) and The Cheese Thief (a short film which introduced primary school students to the study of Modern Foreign Languages), embarking on Charlie and the Moon made perfect sense.