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The Barbie Murders by Alex Elsworth

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Download The Barbie Murders from audiotheque.co.uk

 
Another mini-drama from the site providing a valuable outlet for new writing. This piece, told as a first-person narrative by a detective, envisaged a murder situation where Barbie had been decapitated - possibly by a young child, but possibly by Ken. Maybe she had been unfaithful to him, despite what her manufacturers envisaged? Maybe she had developed a mind of her own? Maybe she had rebelled against those generations of little girls who idealized her as a symbol of perfect girlhood? None of these questions were actually answered, but the drama did well to raise them in its short running-time.
 
It's nice to see so much radio drama being made available through a variety of outlets, providing opportunities for writers young and old to experiment with their work. I sincerely hope this trend continues.