With all the listening to the radio that I do, it is probably inevitable that over the years I have become a great fan of audio drama. This section of the website is my attempt to persuade others to give it a listen. While I am busy developing Meson (and there is a still a lot to do) this section will be rudimentary, but I do hope in time to extend it to include reviews and other information.
In Great Britain the BBC broadcasts most radio drama of course. The most popular of this output is made available on CD (sometimes even MP3 CD!) by the BBC and can be purchased in most bookshops, off-line or on-line. If you prefer to download such things in MP3 for listening on your PC, iPod (or similar), be sure to check out Audible. They offer monthly subscription plans that may be suitable for regular customers.
An archive of more detailed data (casts, directors, writers, broadcast dates, etc) about BBC radio programmes is available at Paul Wells's Radio Listings. This is a wonderful resource for lovers of radio. Like the best reference works, this site can be opened almost at random and can be relied upon to supply fascinating information.
These days audio drama is also available from other places. Big Finish Productions started off producing Doctor Who audio adventures (under licence from the BBC) on CD, and have since extended their repertoire to include other popular science fiction series. The quality is uniformly high and some of them have even been broadcast on the BBC!
Another producer of science fiction drama is Brokensea Audio Productions and they make their drama series and serials freely available by podcast. I haven't had time to listen to more than the first episode of one of their serials so far, so can't offer any informed comment at this stage. Be warned however that some of their output comes with an 'explicit' warning on iTunes, so will not be suitable for all listeners.
A rather different supplier of audio drama is RUSC (Are You Sitting Comfortably?), where, for a small monthly subscription, you may download just about as many Old Time American Radio programmes (from the 1930s through to the 1960s) as you like. Of course, this is old pre-FM radio, so the sound quality is far from what one would expect today, but if you are able to put that aside, there are many gems here, and not just in the drama category.