Two lovely radio programmes made by Frances Byrnes at The Rockethouse have gone out recently on Radio 4.

The Sprung Floor

Dancer and choreographer Dane Hurst has bought a former Rambert Company vinyl dance floor to take back to his home in South Africa, for under-privileged children to dance on.

An Excellent Dumb Discourse: Shakespeare in Silence

Isn't silent Shakespeare an oxymoron? All that's nuanced, beautiful, meaningful in the poetry - silenced. Yet between 1899 and 1927, when the first commercial sound film was released, nearly three hundred Shakespeare films were made. Presented by Professor Judith Buchanan. Produced by Frances Byrnes