Occasional Updates

June 18th 2015

Copyright and the BBC

There's nothing worse than someone, or something, you love turning against you. The BBC is a magnificent institution, but their absurd attitude to copyright is putting radio drama at risk... Read more here.

February 27th 2015

Site Launched! has arrived! A site celebrating the work of Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air. All shows from the eighteen surviving broadcasts are here, in glorious, re-mastered stereo.
Why Born Alone, I hear you ask? It comes from an Orson Welles quote, which you can find at the foot of the page. An internet gremlin has purchased every domain name containing 'The Mercury Theatre' so a little imagination was required...

It has been a lot of fun and a lot of work getting it made, I hope you enjoy it!

About the site



To offer listeners the productions of Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre in a simple, easy-to-use website, for both download and streaming.

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To restore the plays, many of which exist only in poorly-recorded condition, and to freely distribute these remastered recordings.

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To promote not only the work of the Mercury Theatre, but of radio theatre in general, and to ensure its preservation for future generations.

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"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone."

Orson Welles