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Battle of Britain Audio Drama Competition

Are you a budding playwright with an interest in World War Two history? Would you like to see your script turned into a real play?

Battle of Britain 80 Anniversary

As we get ready to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, we are giving you the chance to honour the brave men and women that served our country by having your Battle of Britain-themed play turned into an audio drama.

All you need to do is submit a play retelling a fictional account of the Battle of Britain via the link below. The winner's audio drama will feature as a bonus episode for the next series of our All Stations podcast.

Your play can be set in the present day or in the past, for example it could be about a grandfather retelling his service to his grandson or it could be about a Spitfire pilot reflecting on his first sortie.

John Paddy Hemingway - 85 Squadron looking to sky 1940John "Paddy" Hemingway, 85 Squadron, looking to the sky in 1940

Or maybe you want your play to be about an RAF serviceman sending a letter home to his girlfriend during the war or a WAAF beginning her first day as a plotter. There are lots of ideas and more for you to explore.

We'd love you to take part in our competition that can provide a great opportunity to do something which can be both inspiring and heartfelt especially at a time when as a nation we find ourselves once more facing unprecedented and challenging times.

John "Paddy" Hemingway, one of the last remaining Battle of Britain pilots, said: "The story of the Battle of Britain is one which should never be forgotten and I am pleased to hear the efforts of my fallen comrades will be remembered in this way."

The deadline for our competition is 31 May 2020.


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