Joy’s most recent radio drama is an adaptation of the pioneering fantasy novel Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees, starring Olivia Poulet and Richard Lumsden, with “a devilishly sinister cameo appearance” by Neil Gaiman, according to the Radio Times, who called it a “bewitching dramatisation”. Critic’s Pick in The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and Radio Times. Available on BBC iPlayer here.
Other recent productions for BBC Radio Drama include Test Case; Debbie Purdy (Sunday Times Pick of the Week), adaptations of Hold Your Breath, China, Don’t Cry, Tai Lake, Red Mandarin Dress, The Mao Case and Death of a Red Heroine by Qui Xiaolong, Miss Marple’s Final Cases by Agatha Christie and Havana Gold and Havana Black by Leonardo Padura.
Original commissions include No Two Days, part of a week-long cycle of afternoon plays about the global oil industry, a pilot for an original drama series called Urban Myth, and The Aquatic Ape, an afternoon play starring Matthew Kelly and Carolyn Pickles.
The Life and Loves of a She Devil – 2×60″ adaptation of Fay Weldon’s feminist classic, for Radio 4’s Riot Girls season, starring Hattie Morahan. “A joy to the ears” Radio Times. Joy contributed a related article on subversive heroines in film and literature in the Telegraph here.
Borgen: Outside the Castle – adapted this 5×45″ conspiracy thriller, a companion to the hit Danish TV drama, into an English version for Radio 4. “Any fan of the show should welcome this adaptation, translated by Joy Wilkinson” Telegraph (‘Pick of the Week’) review.
And Then There Were None and other feature-length/multi-part Agatha Christie adaptations for BBC Radio 4, starring Hugh Bonneville, Anna Maxwell-Martin, Rory Kinnear, Patrick Baladi, Anna Chancellor, Judy Parfitt, Marcia Warren and many others. Recordings available here.