The Corrupted

by Harry on January 28, 2015

The second series of The Corrupted has started. The first series, last year, was amazing — an immersive, 450 minute saga of criminality in the East End in the 1950’s: I think it’s the longest serious drama series Radio 4 has done for decades (I’m not counting soapy plays like the wonderful Brief Lives, or the episodic genre pieces like Baldi and the sublime Pilgrim). I wasn’t going to bother bringing it to your notice, because I didn’t realise that the first series was available, but, apparently, GF Newman posted it all to youtube soon after it was broadcast (and nobody else has noticed judging by the numbers). Series 2 covers the 1960’s. It is riveting. First series here; second here.



Cian 01.28.15 at 6:32 pm

Pilgrim is wonderful. Shame is isn’t better known. I think it’s up to four series now.


harry b 01.28.15 at 7:31 pm

Just did the fifth. I’ll blog it when the next one comes on. It harks back to the children’s tv of the 70s I feel — The Changes, Children of the Stones, etc. I love it.


Inigo Montoya 01.28.15 at 8:46 pm

Wonderful stuff. Available as a downloadable audio podcast anywhere?


Warren Terra 01.29.15 at 7:25 am

@Cian, #1
Six, actually.


Labitokov 02.02.15 at 9:15 pm

Strange, by coincidence I just found and listened to the second series today.

My favorite of the lot is Hugh Walpole’s Rogue Herries.


Chris rumsey 02.03.15 at 5:25 pm

GF Newman’s The Corrupted – will there be a series 3 on radio 4?

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