Richard Hughes- playwright and novelist

The playwright and novelist Richard Hughes (1900 – 1976) has been frequently credited with and celebrated for being the author of the world’s first radio play, A Comedy Of Danger.

It has since been established that other writers had originated radio plays for broadcasting in the UK and abroad before him.

However, the script commissioned from him by the director/producer Sir Nigel Playfair and the BBC which was broadcast on 15th January 1924 is rightly evaluated as a landmark in the development of writing drama specifically for the ear and microphone performance and production.

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