Clara Glynn

A World Elsewhere: new radio drama by Clara Glynn

Tune in to Radio 4 on Tuesday 30th June at 14:15 to hear Clara Glynn's bold new drama about the radicalisation of a young woman from Glasgow.

Rida is a Glasgow teenager. Like a lot of teenagers she argues with her mum, stresses about exams and spends too long on her computer. But as a young Muslim the pressures that she faces in her life, and the escape that she dreams of online, may contain dangers she has yet to imagine.

This innovative radio drama all takes place in Rida's online world - the place where she feels she can most be herself. We listen to the YouTube clips she finds, her instant messaging with friends and the bloggers she reads.

A WORLD ELSEWHERE is a sensitive portrayal of one girl's path to radicalisation.


Hagar by Clara Glynn and Sally Beamish

In celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary year, Nova Music Opera present an intriguing operatic double-bill exploring the themes of loss, redemption and forgiveness.

The Old Testament story of Hagar and Abraham is vividly brought to life by multi award-winning composer Sally Beamish and librettist Clara Glynn in their new chamber opera, Hagar in the Wilderness. The opera’s uncomfortable account of social injustice is particularly pertinent in society today and in many ways echoes similar sentiments conveyed in Curlew River.

It will be performed on Wednesday 21 August, 7.45pm at St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne (details)

Have a look at what Clara and Sally had to say on the project

Hagar Interview from Presteigne Festival, UK on Vimeo.


Original drama: Behind Closed Doors

Clara Glynn's three part series Behind Closed Doors will be airng on BBC Radio4 next week. Lawyer, Rebecca Nyman takes on a sexual discrimination case in the first episode One of the Lads on Wednesday June 12th, 14:15. Tilting the Odds on Thursday 13th features a vet who might be struck off for doping a racehorse. And Safe House, Friday 15th, is a Closed Material Procedure terrorism case taking place partly in secret.

We are delighted that Tilting the Odds has been selected for Drama of the Week, and will be available to enjoy as a download.

Writer: Clara Glynn, Producer/ Director: David Neville

Starring Claire Rushbrook as Rebecca

Find more details and tune in here.

Enquirer - Tonight!

BBC Radio is celebrating 90 years of broadcasting this week, and we can't think of a better way to showcase the relevance of radio than exciting radio drama Enquirer! Based on the recent scandals that rocked the newspaper industry, Enquirer is based on real interviews with over 40 journalists. Get the insider's perspective, tune into Radio 4 at 9pm!


Edited and directed by Vicky Featherstone and John Tiffany, co-edited by Andrew O'Hagan, the Enquirer cast includes Maureen Beattie, John Bett, James Anthony Pearson, Gabriel Quigley and Billy Riddoch. Produced for Hopscotch Films by Clara Glynn and Carolynne Sinclair Kidd.