We return to the world of radio drama this Monday with Vultures, a new detective comedy serial for radio and web broadcast. There are twenty episodes, each five minutes in length, with a new episode airing twice daily from Monday to Friday over the next four weeks on KCLR96FM.
Vultures focuses on the private detectives of Vulture Private Investigations, a small time detective agency in south east Ireland. Janine Drew, Dan McGrain, Jim Vultour and Niall Tennyson are the detectives in question and the story follows them as they get caught up in a suspenseful murder mystery at the Detective Union Of Ireland AGM. The show follows the varying perspectives of the four bungling sleuths as they trawl the corridors of Wisteria Lodge, searching for a killer, quizzing a colourful cast of suspects and trying to figure out who killed Ireland’s most famous detective Basil Maguire? And why?
The cast for the series are Stephen Colfer, Ross Costigan, John Doran, Amy Dunne, Seán Hackett, Ken McGuire, John Morton, Niamh Moyles, Suzanne O’Brien and David Thompson. It is written and directed by John Morton, produced and engineered by Ken McGuire with Alan Slattery as associate producer and an original score from David Sheenan.
We are delighted to partner up with the station again after our last radio production The War Of The Worlds aired in 2008. It subsequently picked up the Bronze Award for Radio Drama at the 2009 PPI Awards.
The show will air at 1.45pm and 5.45pm each day on KCLR96FM starting from Monday March 23rd. All episodes will be available to listen to online at kclr96fm.com with collected episodes available on this very site, omnibus style.
Vultures was originally produced as a web series by Mycrofilms from 2007 – 2012 and was created and produced by Paddy Dunne, John Morton and Alan Slattery. We’re delighted to be bringing the concept and characters to the radio and we’re excited to put a brand new spin on these small time detectives in small town Ireland.
For more information on Vultures, check out www.VulturesPI.com.