Canada’s CBC and the UK’s BBC are collectively working up a trio of podcasts, together with one wherein Sport of Thrones actress Oona Chaplin explores J. Edgar Hoover’s marketing campaign to root out Communism in Hollywood and his obsession along with her grandfather, silent film star Charlie Chaplin.
The mission, from CBC Podcasts and BBC World Service, is an extension to a collaboration dedication from 2019 wherein the 2 nationwide broadcasters pledged to boost their providers and programmes by working collectively.
The podcasts comprise Chaplin’s BBC Audio Wales-produced Hollywood Outcasts, Antica Productions and Telltale Industries’ The Bait and BBC Scotland Productions’ The Billion Greenback Goldmine Rip-off (all working titles).
Hollywood Outcasts will see Spanish-British actress Chaplin, identified for roles in Sport of Thrones and Taboo, how Hoover’s willpower to cease perceived Hollywood Communism centered round The Tramp star Charlie Chaplin and information listeners via the infamous Home Un-American Actions Committee hearings and the ‘Hollywood blacklist.’
The Bait will see journalist Hannah Ajara trying to find an grownup leisure star whose photos are getting used in opposition to her will. The journey will take her from the UK to Florida and on to West Africa.
The Billion Greenback Goldmine Rip-off will comply with investigative journalist Suzanne Wilton, who tells the story of an enormous mining fraud within the Nineties perpetrated by Bee-X Minerals. It’s billed as a “story of greed, gold and thriller.”
“I’m delighted that The BBC World Service is collaborating with CBC Podcasts in creating contemporary, compelling podcasts via these new commissions,” mentioned BBC Director Common Tim Davie. “With first-class storytelling at their coronary heart, I stay up for seeing these podcasts delivered to a wider viewers.”
“BBC and CBC/Radio Canada are each leaders in podcasting and it’s a nice pleasure to launch this joint initiative,” mentioned CBC President and CEO Catherine Tait. “This collaboration is one other manner that we as public broadcasters can leverage our experience to serve audiences at home and around the globe.”