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What we've been up to: Audiobooks we can and cannot talk about, CBeebies Radio series we can and cannot talk about and other things we can and cannot talk about...

A still from our taster video shoot for a BBC Three pitch - don't worry, that is me sat in as presenter but the proposal does say we'll get a 'proper' host...
A still from our taster video shoot for a BBC Three pitch - don't worry, that is me sat in as presenter but the proposal does say we'll get a 'proper' host...

Written by Audio Factory co-founder, Arran Dutton:

Hello there, I hope you're all well and enjoying this beautiful Autumn we're having. It's been a busy period for Audio Factory and I thought it would be a good idea to update this little news feed, though, as soon as I started writing I realised I couldn't tell you a lot about what we've been doing! So, really this is just a terribly enigmatic post now isn't it?

Episodes of our latest series for BBC's CBeebies Radio have been aired and I'm glad that Eddie Green and Friends was well received. Five episodes have gone out already and a further five should be on the website soon. In the meantime there was Glastonbury Festival, a bit of a biggy around here, and a couple of audiobooks including a really cool upcoming sci-fi novel from Emma Newman. Furthermore, Dave and I collaborated with filmmaker James Barber (AKA Barbster360) to put together a taster video as part of an ambitious pitch for a BBC Three television pilot and everyone at Audio Factory is honoured to have been commissioned by BBC's CBeebies Radio for a new original series that I've created. So that's five months in a nutshell for you. Unfortunately, there's not actually a lot we're able to say about any of it because we're either awaiting a decision, have been vetoed for the time being or haven't had press releases cleared!

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However, one thing I can confirm is that Mr Dave Perry and I were involved in the production of a new audiobook version of Michael Crichton's The Great Train Robbery, which was narrated by Michael Kitchen (star of ITV's Foyle's War,) and released earlier this month. It was an absolute honour to contribute to the creation of an audiobook by the man who gave us many classics including Jurassic Park and it feels absurd that we were even asked to be involved. I really can't get my head around it. Anyway, it's available to purchase from many online retailers including this one.

I do hope to post lots of information about the projects I've been working on as and when I hear. Of course, if you're on here snooping because you're interested in working with us in some way then please feel free to drop us a line on contact@audiofactory.co.uk