Radio Review: Drama dressed for effect

Reviewed this week: Drama On One: The Big Picture (RTE Radio 1), Callan's Kicks (RTE Radio 1).

25th May, 2013
Callan's Kicks (RTE Radio 1) has its moments, but too much filler in between.

A certain percentage of RTE's radio plays are too woolly for their own good, sacrificing focus and direction on the altar of high-minded ephemerality (usually while some faceless-sounding music oozes along in the background). They're usually not dreadful to listen to, as such, but they often frustrate with their eagerness to prioritise lofty atmospherics over absorbing dynamics.

Siobhan Mannion's **Drama On One: The Big Picture** (RTE Radio 1), about a costume designer on a film...

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