Claybourne is a 1998 radio drama in 96 episodes with science fiction , supernatural thriller, and soap opera . The series was produced by Andrew Dubber and Belinda Todd of Pronoun Productions after the production of Ashley’s Worlds .

Plot

After a breakup, American Thompson is on holiday from his work for Koestler Industries and arrives in Claybourne. He starts to investigate the death of behavioral psychologist Helen, working for Koestler on a secret project with commercial as well as military applications. He teams up with Mata and Mike of the Te Whenua o Te Irirangi-people and local bartender Karen.

Cast

  • Jim McLarty as Thompson
  • William Davis as Mata
  • Angela Bloomfield as Karen
  • Bruce Allpress as Frank
  • Melwayne Edwards as Mike
  • Brenda Kendall as Edith
  • Robert Pollock as Phillip

Production

The sound was designed by Andrew Dubber and Sean James Donnelly. The music was performed by Victoria Kelly and Joost Langeveld.

The show was designed with a story arc spanning a full year in mind, but was canceled after six months and ending the show on a cliffhanger . In 2006, Dubber sketched what he remembered of how the writers and producers imagined it may have continued. [1]

Airing and later release

The show aired four days a week just after 15:00 and with a repeat at 01:00.

Andrew Dubber later released the work under Creative Commons license ( by-nc 2.0 ) on Bandcamp as free download around 2006. [1]

Awards

Claybourne won “Best Dramatic Production of the Year” at the 1999 New Zealand Radio Awards .

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Andrew Dubber. ” The End of Claybourne “, Andrew Dubber’s blog, May 2006. Retrieved 5 March 2014.

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