Dispatch from Down Under

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As some of you may know, a second In The Dark has popped up on the other side of the world. It is the brainchild of a great guy called Mike Williams, who got in touch to express his disappointment at being unable to attend our London events.  He gave us a call and suggested he set something up in his home town in Australia.

In The Dark Sydney launched in June with a tribute to the radio documentary producer, film-maker and writer Tony Barrell who sadly passed away earlier this year.  Tony had an incredible career covering a huge range of stories from across the globe.  Tony was recently described as, “wickedly funny, deeply serious and highly intelligent”.  He leaves a remarkable and highly influential legacy which In the Dark was proud to share and celebrate on June 17.

Russell Stapleton is a sound engineer and was a good friend of Tony’s and together they worked on many award winning pieces.  Russell selected some of Tony’s best work to play on the night and talked about what it was like working with such a creative mind.

Mike was kind enough to record the audio from his Q&A with Russell so that we could share it with you here. Unfortunately for legal reasons we are unable to play you the Tony Barrell documentaries from the night, though we hope the Q&A will inspire you to seek them out!

With the help of money from the Friends of In The Dark, we hope to set up more In The Dark listening hubs around the world.


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