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20 Best UK Drama Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk drama? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk drama podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best UK Drama Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The Guardian UK Culture Podcast

  • Publisher: The Guardian
  • Total Episodes: 202

The Guardian’s UK Culture podcast features the best of our original writing, drama, reviews and news.  Our latest series is Adulting, the Guardian’s first foray into original podcast content

Lore and Legend : Tales From Our Mythic Past

  • Publisher: Lore and Legend
  • Total Episodes: 58

Welcome to Lore & Legend – telling stories the way they’re meant to be told! Lore and Legend combines the magic of myth, legend and folklore with the power of Traditional Storytelling and Audio Drama in one dynamic show. Drawing on world folklore and mythology, each new podcast series explores a new anthology of stories drawn from the world’s myth cycles. With regular stories from your hosts Rick Scott and Sebastian Odell, and guest tellers from the contemporary UK storytelling scene. | Keep up to date with the podcast by visiting us at www.loreandlegend.co.uk

The Seamus Heaney Centre Podcast

  • Publisher: The Seamus Heaney Centre Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 17

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s is home to some of the UK and Ireland’s foremost poets, novelists, scriptwriters, and critics. Each episode features readings, performances, interviews, and coffee-drinking with staff, students, alumni and friends. This pilot series released episodes on St Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, May Day, and on the Summer Solstice in 2019. It also includes a new radio drama produced as part of the Heaney Centre’s Masters in Creative Writing. It is produced in a small back room by Ian Sansom, Stephen Sexton, and Rachel Brown. With invaluable production and sound design from Chantal Ailsby, Conor McCafferty, and Toby James, and original music by Nicholas Boyle.

Steve Richards presents the Rock N Roll Politics podcast

  • Publisher: Steve Richards: Political columnist and broadcaster
  • Total Episodes: 88

Based on his live one man show Rock N Roll Politics, the broadcaster and author, Steve Richards, takes a weekly behind the scenes tour of UK politics and the media that shapes the way we view the epic political dramas. The future is ridiculously unpredictable and the past is so easy to misread. Subscribe to your weekly guide through seismic times.

John 00 Fleming presents JOOF Radio

  • Publisher: John 00 Fleming
  • Total Episodes: 176

Calling John’s life in electronic music anything less than extraordinary would be a considerable understatement. Over the last two decades he’s been behind 30 music-compilations and artist albums, which have sold cumulatively in excess of 10 million copies. Of which 10 of his mix compilations and five single releases have made the UK’s national Top 40 (on major labels including Virgin, EMI and Warner Music), whilst his most recent club tracks have resulted in a succession of Beatport top 10 chart positions. As a DJ his club, arena & festival showings are legion. Everywhere from the UK’s Ministry of Sound and GodsKitchen to Cielo and Avalon in the US (and most points in between) have played host to his night-to-dawn sets. He’s also a mainstay at festivals like Global Gathering, Dance Valley, Serbia’s Exit, Brazil’s Exxxperience, Australia’s Future Music, Belgium’s Tomorrowland and EDC. He’s soundtracked a number of Hollywood film & TV productions, most recently scoring 'The Colour Of Time’ – the James Franco/Mila Kunis/Jessica Chastain-starring biog of Pulitzer winner C.K. Williams. He’s composed music for various BBC movies, dramas & shows (inc. BBC2’s world-spanning Top Gear), as well as for ones as for channels as diverse as Discovery, National Geographic and MTV. John’s a regular at London’s Abbey Road studios, where he’s previously worked with the illustrious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Labelled “a national treasure of trance music” by Radio 1’s Pete Tong, John has dropped his brand of underground science at more than 160 venues over the last three years. His record label J00F Recordings and his radio show, JOOF Radio (broadcast on DI. FM) provides the most diehard of fanbases’ with their monthly fix of J00F.

FUTURES Podcast

  • Publisher: Luke Robert Mason
  • Total Episodes: 45

The FUTURES Podcast explores the multitude of possible tomorrows. Meet the scientists, technologists, artists and philosophers working to imagine the sorts of developments that might dramatically alter what it means to be human. Hosted by Luke Robert Mason.

Dimsdale Full Cast Drama and Comedy

  • Publisher: Fourble
  • Total Episodes: 1090

Dimsdale podcasts, Full cast Radio Dramas, audio books, OTR old time radio, all in one podcast, New episode every day. Keep checking back for more. Goto www.dimsdale.co.uk and check out the latest releases and podcasts, all for free in easy to consume source. Ideal for your favourite podcast player.

Petticoats & Poppies Podcast

  • Publisher: Ear Glue Media
  • Total Episodes: 24

Petticoats and Poppies: History Girls at the Movies is a podcast hosted by Maggie Lovitt and Nicole Ackman. The “history girls” have backgrounds in history, having studied history at university and worked at historic sites in both the US and UK. Now, they’re both involved in the film industry, Nicole as a film critic and Maggie as a member of the Screen Actors Guild. They discuss period dramas from the perspective of women who are both non-professional, accessible historians and ‘film people.’

A Stab In The Dark: A UKTV Original Crime Podcast with Mark Billingham

  • Publisher: UKTV
  • Total Episodes: 36

Multi-award-winning crime writer, Mark Billingham, presents an in-depth look at the very best super-sleuths from literature and television. Each episode of A Stab In The Dark sees brand-new guests from the worlds of TV and books discuss the inner workings of crime fiction and crime drama. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV production and is produced by Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

Holy Culture Radio

  • Publisher: Holy Culture
  • Total Episodes: 533

Christian Hip-Hop and Urban Gospel (R&P) that represents the Kingdom. We spin the major and indie artists, new releases, and the classics. Through our live stream and podcasts, you hear Christian Rap mix shows from DJs such as DJ Severe, Doxa Dorea, DJ LostNFound, DJ Tituz, and Mr. Tibbs. You’ll hear songs from artists such as: 5ive, A.I The Anomaly, Andy Mineo, Angie Rose, Armond Wakeup, AV3, B.E.R.I.D.O.X., Big Fil, Big Yae, Bizzle, Bridgewater, Brinson, Cephas, Chaz Hofler, Chrys Jones, Church B, Corey Wise, Cutright, Curtis Lamar, Da Shepherd Boy, Da T.R.U.T.H., Datin, DeAndre, Dee Black, Dee-1, Derek Minor, Die-Rek, DJ Standout, Dru Bex, Erica Mason, Eshon Burgundy, Evan and Eris, Flame, Fvmeless, Gawvi, Germain Martel, Gill Gatsby, God Over Money, GS, Hazakim, Hyper Fenton, Ian Kenville, Illuminate, Impact, International Show, Izrael, J-Phish, J. Johnson, J. Crum, Jackie Hill Perry, James Gardin, Jered Sanders, Jeremiah Bligen, Joe Stallion, Jor’dan Armstrong, Kamban, KB, K-Drama, Kevi Morse, King Chav, King Silxs, Kingcyz, KH-52, Kurtis Hoppie, Kyle Alexander, Kyle Ringer, Lady Shofar, Lecrae, Legin, Limoblaze, Limoblaze, Lord Badu, Luke Hart, Mali Music, Marc Stevens, Marcus Aaron, Marcus Anthony, Mike Real, Mike Sarge, Mike Teezy, Mquel & Morris, Mission, Montythehokage, neophytemuziq, plain james, Prafit Josiah, Propaganda, Quiten Coblentz, R-Swift, Raging Moses, Reconcile, Redeemed, Roy Tosh, Shai Linne, Sivion, StefanOtto, Steven Malcolm, Still Shady, Tedashii, Tee-Wyla, The Ambassador, The Cross Movement, The Warriors, Thi’sl, Todd Bangz, Tone Spain, Torrance Rudd, Trip Lee, V. Rose, Young C, Young Noah and more. #CHH #christianrap #christianmusic #gospelhiphop #gospelrap #holyhiphop #kingdommusic #jesusmusic #truthmusic #urbangospel

Unmasked

  • Publisher: Serena Haywood
  • Total Episodes: 6

A 6 part series giving a unique insight into the Covid-19 pandemic as seen through the eyes of 17 NHS workers and one patient. Interviewed by Dr Serena Haywood, Consultant at St Georges Hospital, London, colleagues talk freely about what it was to work through the peak of the pandemic. Dramatised by Serena Haywood and Joseph Lidster, directed by Neil J. Byden and read by some of the UK’s most well respected actors. The humanity of the heroes is fully Unmasked.In association with St Georges Hospital Charity and St Georges Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. www.unmasked.org.uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The 911 Podcast

  • Publisher: AfterBuzz TV
  • Total Episodes: 37

Join us as we break down Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear’s new first responder drama masterpiece! Every week on the 911 AFTERBUZZ TV AFTER SHOW, tune in for episode discussion, breakdown, and guest interviews as we discuss the plots and themes of 9-1-1!The series explores the high-pressure experiences of first responders — including police officers, firefighters and dispatchers — who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations.

Golden Ears

  • Publisher: Radio Fandango
  • Total Episodes: 8

A comedy drama set in the grassroots of the UK Music Industry.

Journey Into Space

  • Publisher: Entertainment Radio
  • Total Episodes: 74

Journey Into Space is a BBC Radio science fiction programme, written by BBC producer Charles Chilton. It was the last radio programme in the UK to attract a bigger evening audience than television. Originally, four series were produced (the fourth being a remake of the first), which went on to be translated into 17 languages (including Hindustani, Turkish and Dutch) and broadcast worldwide (including the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the Netherlands). Chilton went on to write three best-selling novels and several comic strip stories, based upon the radio series. The first series was created in 1953, soon after Riders of the Range (a popular Western, also written by Chilton) ended its six seasons on the BBC Light Programme. Michael Standing, then Head of the BBC Variety Department, asked Chilton if he could write a sci-fi programme, and Journey to the Moon (later known as Operation Luna) was the result. Each half-hour episode would usually end with a dramatic cliffhanger, to increase the audience's incentive to tune in to the next episode.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/journey-into-space/donations

The Discovery Adventures

  • Publisher: LAND ROVER / CECILIA.FM
  • Total Episodes: 8

THE DISCOVERY ADVENTURES WINNER: Most Original Podcast and Best Branded Podcast, British Podcast Awards. Best Entertainment Podcast and Best Series Podcast, Lovie Awards. Webby Award Honoree: Music & Sound. Turn your next drive into a real family adventure, with our all-star mystery drama series. You’re Sam, and together with your Uncle, you have to track down the villains who are disrupting GPS signals and threatening to bring chaos to the UK. Recorded on location – in immersive binaural sound – at some of the UK’s most fascinating places. Featuring the country’s best-known outdoor experts, it’s a unique blend of fact and fiction, like nothing you’ve ever heard before.

Daebak! A Kdrama Podcast

  • Publisher: Alisa Rivera
  • Total Episodes: 4

A deep dive into the classic Kdramas that have hooked fans around the world and across decades. Are you crazy for Coffee Prince? In love with My Lovely Sam Soon? Can’t get enough of Boys Over Flowers in all its incarnations? This is for you! Hosted by the F4, aka the Flower Fans 4. Vickey and Katherine are longtime Kdrama fans while Melanie and Alisa have just jumped into the Kdrama pool. But we all share a love of good storytelling, epic romance, shower angsting, piggyback rides, back hugs and yes, 🤞❤️. Follow us on Twitter: @daebakpodcast1 (https://twitter.com/daebakpodcast1) _________ Melanie Greenberg reviews Indian cinema on her YouTube channel, Pardesi Reviews (https://youtube.com/c/PardesiReviews) . Find her on Twitter @PardesiYT and also @moviemavengal where she’s been gushing about Kdramas for the last year. Instagram: @pardesireviews _________ Vickey reviews and react to Indian cinema/music videos as well. She also reacts to music from other countries, such as KPop, Indonesian music and etc on her YouTube channel -https://youtu.be/C76njJFlzZk. Find her on twitter and Instagram @thatvickeygirl. She’s been a kdrama fan for a year and a half _________ Katherine Matthews (@kaymatthews (https://twitter.com/kaymatthews) on Twitter) fell into the world of Kdramas in 2013, when she bought the DVD set of Arang and the Magistrate, and although sageuks (historical dramas) remain her favourites, she watches a wide range of dramas, and is happy to share them (though don’t ask about the year of the “no drop” rule).  A fan of Malayalam cinema for a little longer than that, she writes about it (and occasionally other Indian cinema and television) at http://totallyfilmi.com (https://t.co/d8ujNOb8Hc?amp=1) . _________ Alisa Rivera reviews and fangirls over Indian films and Korean dramas on Twitter @BollywoodNewbie. 

An A to Z of UK Television Drama

  • Publisher: An A to Z of UK Television Drama
  • Total Episodes: 36

Archive television podcast in which Andy Priestner and Martin Holmes explore a new UK drama every episode, offering informal critique, insights and trivia. Join them every fortnight for televisual-based larks.

In Conversation: Guildhall School podcasts

  • Publisher: Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Total Episodes: 155

Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London. Ranked as one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019), and recently awarded top conservatoire in the Complete University Guide Music League Table 2020, the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experiment and research, with over 1,000 students in higher education, drawn from over 70 countries around the world. It is also the UK’s leading provider of specialist music training at the under-18 level with nearly 2,500 students in Junior Guildhall and Centre for Young Musicians, as well as a joint Creative Learning outreach division with the Barbican which seeks to create inspiring arts experiences for all. Our diversity extends to the art forms that we cover. We are one of the few major European conservatoires to combine schools of music, drama and production arts. Working across disciplines frees us to break down boundaries across traditional art forms, to nurture invention, and to cross-fertilise ideas and methods. Above all, at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, we believe in the power of performing arts to transform people’s lives, and to radically enrich the world around us. We invite you to join us in transforming your own life, and to serving the wider world as we embark, together, on the challenge and change of the 21st century.

The Blackshaw Arts Hour

  • Publisher: Blackshaw Theatre
  • Total Episodes: 23

Exciting radio drama, produced by Blackshaw Theatre Company (London, UK). A cracking catalogue of our fortnightly ‘magazine’ style show on Wandsworth Radio, plus standalone audio drama.

Keep Calm and Bachelor On

  • Publisher: Bottletop
  • Total Episodes: 11

This is the ultimate British guide to The Bachelor & The Bachelorette US. As soon as an episode airs on Hayu in the UK, Bradley and Sophie B will be here to break down each date, drama and rose ceremony, as long as sharing all of their gritty British opinions about the most dramatic show on TV. In true British fashion, grab a glass of rosé and Keep Calm and Bachelor On.

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