ade bean
ade bean

RADIO DRAMA PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

Ade was a Producer with the BBC Radio Drama Department from 1989-1995, based at Broadcasting House, London. He joined as Assistant Editor on the twice-weekly daytime soap CITIZENS, directing many episodes before becoming Editor. In addition, he produced numerous single plays, series and readings, mostly for Radio 4, directing actors such as Oliver Reed, Ian Holm and Dame Diana Rigg, and he won a Silver Sony Award for his production of A FAKE'S PROGRESS, starring Roger Daltrey. Since leaving to pursue a freelance television career, Ade has directed many productions, both in-house and independent, most notably the ground-breaking real time World War Two drama BOMBER, which was described on Radio 4's Front Row as 'a classic'. Independents Ade has worked with include Pier Productions, Harper Collins, Rockethouse, Fiction Factory, Mr Punch, Greenlit and Testbed Productions.

 

 

RADIO DIRECTING CREDITS

BOMBER by Len Deighton.

Dramatised by Joe Dunlop.

Produced by Jonathan Ruffle.

Directed by Adrian Bean. 

Cast includes Sam West, Emma Chambers, Frank Windsor, Tom Baker, Jack Shepherd, Brian Murphy, John Woodvine.

 

BOMBER is available from Amazon

 

 

Click here to listen to the first 25 minutes.

 

 

 

CLASSIC SERIAL

Production                           Writer Cast includes
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY       Bert Coules  Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, Linus Roache, Lionel Jefferies
THE SEA WOLF Jack London/Ed Thomason Jack Klaff, Ian Dury, Kerry Shale
RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE Zane Grey/Ed Thomason Stuart Milligan, David Healy
THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT John Steinbeck Shelley Thompson, William Roberts

 

 

 

SATURDAY PLAY

  Production Writer Cast includes
  A FAKE'S PROGRESS Shaun Prendergast Roger Daltrey, Sophie Lawrence 
  HOWEVER Al Hunter Willy Rushton, John Gordon Sinclair
  A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Oscar Wilde Diana Rigg, Martin Jarvis, Michael Hordern, Annette Crosbie
  MEETING BEA Eric Pringle  Stephanie Cole, Clive Swift, Ed Bishop 
  THE SILVER KING Henry A Jones John Duttine, Frances Barber
  VOYAGE OF THE SWALLOW Eric Pringle  Richard Briers, Susannah York 
  THE HIGH FRONTIER Roger Stennett David Hargreaves 
  DARK MESSIAH Mike Harris Don Warrington 
  DANGEROUS INFLUENCES Joe Dunlop  Bill Nighy, Caroline Strong 
  STARDUST Roger Stennett Ed Bishop, Kerry Shale
  A PARK IN ST PETERSBURGH John Antrobus John Gordon Sinclair, Nigel Anthony
  THE UNDERSTUDY Jo Anderson  Nigel Anthony 
  THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Roger Danes  Owen Teale 
  THE INCARCERATION OF HUBERT GREY Shaun Prendergast  Nigel Anthony 

 

 

 

AFTERNOON SERIAL (6x30')

Production Writer Cast includes
GEORGY GIRL Margaret Forster/Joe Dunlop Caroline Strong, Ken Cranham
A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY HE BATES David Jason, Pam Ferris
THE WOODEN HORSE Eric Williams/Mark Power Alex Jennings, David Lumsden
KIPLING Rudyard Kipling/Ed Thomason  Meera Syal, Steve Hodson 
BRIGHT DAY JB Priestley David Hargreaves, Elaine Claxton, Theresa Gallagher
SALEM'S LOT Stephen King /Gregory Evans  Stuart Milligan, Danny Kanaber 
GREAT ESCAPES Adrian Bean  Michael Troughton, Russell Floyd 
A CROWN OF WILD MYRTLE HE Bates Jonathan Firth, Sylvia Syms
MASTER AND COMMANDER Patrick O'Brian/Roger Danes  Michael Troughton, Nigel Anthony, Frances Jeater 
ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG    Shaun Prendergast  Jack Klaff, Ken Cranham 
BEAU GESTE CP Wren/Greg Snow  Michael Lumsden, David Lumsden 
EXOCET Jack Higgins/Scott Cherry  Peter Jeffrey, William Hope 

 

 

 

THIRTY MINUTE THEATRE 

Production Writer Cast includes
ONLY A HEARTBEAT AWAY Shaun Prendergast Ian Holm, Sarah-Jane Holm
OUT BY CHRISTMAS Robert Stuart Tyler  Caroline Strong, Stephen Hoye 
MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER Joanne Reardon Scott Farrell, Caroline Strong

HISTORY

Steve Knight Mark Williams

FIRES UNSEEN

Mike Axinn  Ed Bishop, Adam Henderson 

SAY A LITTLE PRAYER

Eric Pringle Harry Towb, Margaret Robertson 

DANCING WITH JAQUES

Eric Pringle Alice Arnold 

THE BOAT (pilot)

Chris Reason  Jimmy Jewel 

SUE TOWNSEND PLAY

Sue Townsend Peter Sallis

 

 

 

AFTERNOON PLAY

Production Writer Cast includes
KILLER CONQUEST (4 x 45' series) Berkeley Grey/Bert Coules

Christopher Cazenove, Bonnie Langford

     

 

 

 

READINGS

A Book At Bedtime

Production Writer Reader
     
A BRITISH PICTURE Ken Russell/Elizabeth Bradbury Ken Russell
MEMOIRS OF A SWORD SWALLOWER Dan Mannix/Paul Wetherby Micky Dolenz
JOURNAL OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS Frederick Douglass/Roger Pine George Harris
I'M WITH THE BAND Pamela Des Barres Lorelei King
A PACIFIST'S WAR Frances Partridge Janet McTeer
POODLE SPRINGS Raymond Chandler William Roberts

Short Stories

Production                                          Writer                              Reader
KOLBERG   Bill Nighy
DISCOVERY OF THE TITANIC   Jack Klaff

 

 

 

Production                           Writer                        Cast includes

THE LIFE OF SCRIABIN (60')

Directed by Ken Russell, Produced by Adrian Bean

Ken Russell Oliver Reed, James Wilby
MAUPASSANT SHORT STORIES Guy de Maupassant Ian Holm

 

 

 

Production                        Writer                                 Cast includes
NEVER WALK ALONE (5x30' drama) Ed Thomason  

 

 

 

AUDIO BOOKS

Ade produced Richard E Grant's reading of his autobiography WITH NAILS for Macmillan Audio Books.

 

Available from Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE TO DIRECT FROM 9th APRIL 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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