'Listening For Pleasure - The Radio Work of Tony Barrell' (ABC Radio National - 360 Documentaries - 2011)

A tribute to the work of outstanding features maker and ABC broadcaster Tony Barrell who died earlier this year. Tony was without doubt a great original, and his contribution to the ABC has been extraordinary, as a journalist, as documentary maker in both radio and TV, as producer of wonderfully creative and entertaining radio features, and as writer and producer of drama. He worked across many areas of the ABC, from 2JJ, to TV, to Radio National and writing for The Drum. The breadth of his achievement and the scope of his restless curiosity was enormous. He leaves a remarkable legacy.
This program dips into his work from across all those years, from the late 70's at 2JJ with Sunday Afternoon at the Movies, through his long-standing interest in Japan and things Japanese, to the Prix Italia winning program Tokyo's Burning. Tony's thoughts about his work and the radio feature are captured in interview with academic and broadcaster Eurydice Aroney.

Presenter: Amanda Stewart
Producers: Jane Ulman, Russell Stapleton & Sharon Davis
Sound Engineer: Russell Stapleton
First Broadcast: 11th June, 2011
Duration: 53:58
Network: ABC Radio National
Webpage: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/360/stories/2011/3227437.htm

Download the Audio File of this Radio Program Here.

In The Dark Sydney: A Tribute to Tony Barrell

ABC Radio National and 2SER 107.3 are proud to be supporting the very first In the Dark listening event in Sydney, at GoodGod Small Club on Friday June 17th, 2011.

The first Sydney In the Dark will be a particularly spcial event which will pay tribute to radio documentary producer, film-maker and writer Tony Barrell who sadly passed away earlier this year.  Tony had an incredible career covering a diverse range of stories from across the globe.  Tony was recently described as, “wickedly funny, deeply serious and highly intelligent”. He leaves a remarkable and highly influential legacy which In the Dark is proud to share and celebrate.

Russell Stapleton is a sound engineer and good friend of Tony’s and together they worked on many award winning pieces.  Russell will be selecting some of Tony’s best work to play on the night and will also describe what it was like working with such a creative mind. http://www.inthedarkradio.org/

Download the Audio File of the evening Here.