Colourful Radio, voted the UK's number 1 Urban radio station at the Urban Music Awards (2015), launches new radio drama, Barking Mad.
'Barking Mad: One Hotel. One Couple. Two Dreams', is created, written and produced by 4 sisters, Jacqueline Malcolm, Marva Gregorio De Souza, Karol Malcolm and Eva Christine Ingram.
Barking Mad is a comedic drama following the lives of a couple in their mid-thirties struggling to make ends meet in the craziness of a struggling town. Based out of a 2-Star hotel in 'up and coming' Barking, the husband, a visionary who is determined to turn their decaying investment into a 4-Star A-class Hotel is met with opposition from his very grounded and stable wife who, behind his back, signs the hotel up as Emergency Housing with the local housing authority just to make ends meet.
From week to week, not only do we have a wonderful insight into the marriage of these two struggling London-professionals as they try unsuccessfully to start a family; but we will also follow the lives of their staff (the French Michelin-starred Chef who is on the run from the police and now being blackmailed, to the young African Sous Chef, who is also the cleaner, receptionist, chamber maid and everything else needed to run the hotel.
All of this is interspersed with scenes between hotel guests who have travelled into London and booked what they believed to be a very nice and economical 2-Star Hotel and the various refugees and families who come to the property for varying lengths of time for emergency housing.
Barking Mad launches 2nd October and airs at 12 noon every Sunday. Listen at http://www.colourfulradio.com/player
Created By: Jacqueline Malcolm, Karol Malcolm and Marva Gregorio De Souza
Written By: Marva Gregorio Desouza and Jacqueline Malcolm
Directed By: Jacqueline Malcolm
Executive Producer: Eva Christine Ingram
Original Music: Hugh Francis Miles
The Cast: David Gurney, Janet Kumah, Ian Pink and Josie Mills
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