Saturday, 6 September 2008

Middle Ditch 19



Oh Dear, Is She?

Alan and John are critically ill in hospital
and Sarah is drunk.

This episode features in order of appearance

Monique Caddy as the Announcer
Sue Tarrant as Susan
Helen Hardy as Sarah
Monique Caddy as Barbara
Dawn Napleton as Emma
David Caddy as the Announcer

Written and directed by Monique Caddy

84 comments:

Middle Ditch said...

Well, what can I say! I am absolutely bowled over by Helen's performance.

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely a lot of passion in the performances here.

David Caddy said...

Yes, some fine performances creating a strong atmosphere.

Vwriter said...

Whoa!

I have to catch up on episodes now, but I'm making an official request for you to consider a Halloween haunting type episode. Something scary is what I'm requesting.

Aggie said...

Well done ... very realistic and dramatic.

Reader Wil said...

Good story and well directed Monique! It's getting more and more interesting. How will it end?

Middle Ditch said...

Charles, I'm still bowled over.

David, yes, when I listened I just grew cold.

Vwriter, official request received, but it might not be on for a year or two as up to thirty episodes are now recorded and only five more episodes written so far. I will keep it in mind and I'm sure I will have a lot of fun writing it.

Aggie, thank you. It's always great to see you here.

Reader Wil, thanks for passing by and listening. When will it end? Only I know of course, but hopefully not for a long time. Thank you for the compliment.

X. Dell said...

I think this is the most powerful episode to date. It really tugs at the heartstrings, especially when one knows the backstory of this. Well done, all of you.

Middle Ditch said...

x dell, thank you. Yes what a performance.

Helen is really a very shy person and it takes some doing. She is also a backing singer to Roger Chapman's band and she is often on tour. If you like to see her I have a link to her myspace site where she sings her own composition.

Ruela said...

Many thanks Monique.

DaveM said...

Thanks for visiting, I now have to catch up on your episodes.

BBC said...

Hello there, a writer hey? Can't say that I am, but I do have a lot to say.

Don't like catholics? My mother loved being a catholic, not that she went to church much, but liked the confession thing so that she could get a clean slate every so often.

*rolls eyes*

fizzycat said...

Excellent acting.

Middle Ditch said...

Your welcome Ruela.

Davem, thanks for visiting.

BBC, it's good to see you here.

Fizz, yes, I agree, an excellent performance by Helen.

MRMacrum said...

I have not listened to episode number 19 yet. I want to take them in in the order they appeared. This comment is just a notice that I left my more verbose comment down at number one. This is such a great way to use a blog.

I have linked to your blog and hope that lining it up under my "Odd Blogs" category does not offend. Odd does not mean bad. On the contrary.

Middle Ditch said...

mrmacrum, welcome. It's great to have a new listener who begins at number one.

I will have a look there now and shall visit you shortly again.

I shall also return the favour of linking.

海盜姐姐 said...

to Middle Ditch: hehehe, it's my pleasure to know that you like the way I describe how I feel, and, of course you are welcomed to use this sweating-like-running-pigs thing in your audio, thank you and have fun then ;)

Middle Ditch said...

Hi Tai girl. Thank you. I will use that expression. I think it's great.

Thanks for visiting

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

That was a powerful and dramatic episode - really great performances!

Middle Ditch said...

Absolute vanilla, thanks for visiting.

Yes, I am of the same opinion. For such a shy woman as Helen, also an excellent singer, this was some performance. Cheers ..........

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for visiting! I am looking forward to hearing the next episode!

Middle Ditch said...

Reader wil, did you listen to this one?

Monique said...

Reader wil, I'm getting very old. Of course you have listened to this one.

I'm a silly billy.

Ricardo said...

Oh my, Things do not look good for anyone right now but the truth is coming out. Everyone gave wonderful performances.

Middle Ditch said...

Ricardo, thank you for listening. I personally like this episode very much.

..................... said...

wow.. !!!
amazing performances by everybody.
foam

Middle Ditch said...

Thanks foam, it's good to see you again.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Monique, I've got an award for you: you deserve it! Come to my blog to get it.

Akasha Savage said...

Well...I've got a bit of catching up to do to bring my listening of Middle Ditch up to date...I will be back!

fizzycat said...

You have wildlife refuge by the sound of it.

KB said...

Woohoo! Nothing like a bit of drama and drunkedness...is that a word?

Middle Ditch said...

Reader wil, I'm on my way

Akasha, it's great to see you again

Fizz, I have indeed

KB, I'm not sure if that's the right word but I know what you mean.

Thank you all for visiting.

Vwriter said...

Hello Monique. I liked this episode so much I had to come back and listen to it again today. There's something to pick up each time I listen. You do great work!

Middle Ditch said...

vwriter, I have to agree with you here.

I hope that the next episode is equally good.

It's different, so it should work (I hope)

Sun Follower said...

Nice performances!!!

Middle Ditch said...

Thank you sun follower

Marja said...

Great drama You deserve an award Come and pick it up

Monique said...

I'm on my way Marja. Thanks for the visit.

Ted Roth said...

I'm back from travels and catching up on emails. Thanks for stopping by my blog and encouraging my habit.

Monique said...

See you soon Ted

American Hill BIlly said...

Hey, Your comment section is almost as good as the performance. I'd have to agree with Mrcacrum about a cool idea. bbc,well he's just bbc

Monique said...

Hi AHB, yes, I'm not sure about BBC, but I guess that he's alright.

Thanks for the visit.

indianrosegrower.blogspot.com said...

hi monique

Thank you for your valuable comment.
I am happy to get a comment from u because after reading your profile.

It seems that you will be a great personality.From now onwards i will be a regular visitor to your blog.

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Thank You.

Middle Ditch said...

indianrosegrower, thank you. I will visit you again too.

laughingwolf said...

i have some catching up to do, monique... dunno when, cuz i just got a new toy, a brand new imac!

who knows when i'll have it online? ;) lol

great post, as always....

Janice Thomson said...

Monique this was by far the best episode ever - everyone's performance was excellent. Lots of things happening here - love it.

benjibopper said...

Helen was fantastic - lots of conflict and drama here. You always leave me wanting more.

Middle Ditch said...

Laughingwolf, that's great. Imacs are wonderful. I'm planning to get one myself soon.

Thanks for the visit.

Janice, great to see you. Yes this is such a good episode. It's marvelous to hear your written words performed by such wonderful actors.

Benji, thanks. Yes Helen is great in this episode. I'm just hoping that the next episode is as good.

Tina said...

every time i get to come by here, something is going on in my house and i cant hear the episodes :(

sorry i feel really bad cause i know you always stop by mine.

i found your other blog today with other authors on and i left a comment there for you. hope you get it :)

David Caddy said...

It is wonderful to see so many comments praising this episode and the acting.

Middle Ditch said...

Hi Tina, thanks for visiting. Please don't feel bad, I know what it's like to have small children. I found your post and thanks for that too.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Monique. Sorry I'm just getting to your story. My internet has been down for nearly a month. I am really enjoying your story so far and looking forward to the next installment. I do wish you posted more often, but I'm sure it takes quite a bit to do this story!
Hope to see you visit soon.
Lisa

Middle Ditch said...

Hey, racoonlover, it's good to see you. Yes I know that you have been without a computer for a while and I hope it's sorted.

As for posting more often, that is a little difficult as for each recording session I have to ask many people to give their free time and not everybody is always available on the same day. Not to mention writing the episodes. At this moment it's just me who writes the episodes with David throwing the one off in at regular intervals. I am really looking for more writers. It is very hard to keep up way ahead of recording.

For now we have decided to add another episode every three weeks or so.

Vwriter said...

Hi Monique! Can you email me again? I'm not sure my last email to you got through and I know you were having email problems.

Oh yes, and where is Episode 20?

We're all waiting...

Middle Ditch said...

Vwriter, I'll be over at yours right now.

Episode 20 will be posted soon, but I have to be careful with posting. Thirty episodes have been recorded, but so far any more recording sessions this year are out due to the absence of several of my dear actor friends for some time.

If I post every three weeks, as planned, I should post episode thirty in April and hopefully we should be able to record three or four episodes before that.

K9 said...

oh dear is right! i have to catch up. what a labor of love -and great quality.

Elena said...

Hi Monique,
Sorry I've disappeared so long (due to illness in the family).
I'll come back to Middle Ditch and have a listen this weekend. I've missed my visits here. Glad to see you've stayed productive.

See you soon!

Middle Ditch said...

K9, thank you for that compliment.

Elena, it's great to see you again. We have missed you here indeed.

an average patriot said...

Thanks Monique
I just linked to you! I was just listening to that. Do you realize how unique this is in the Blog world?

Middle Ditch said...

Hey Patriot, I've missed seeing you here.

I have been told several times that this is unique.

For me, as a script writer who has been ignored again and again, this is an outlet. And it is an outlet I enjoy very much.

It is really thanks to all those wonderful people taking part for free that this can happen.

an average patriot said...

I have you linked now so you will see me once I pay attention to how often you update! You guys do a good job take care!

Monique said...

Hey Patriot, thanks for linking.

I'll be visiting you soon again.

Ted Roth said...

Once again I come with appreciation for your visits to my blog and guilt that I am way behind in following all of yours. For the moment I must live with my guilt while I say thank you.

an average patriot said...

I see your viewers are increasing Great!

Monique said...

Ted, not to worry, I love your blog and wild horses wouldn't stop me going there.

Hey Patriot, yes it seems that this episode is really appreciated.

The Troll said...

I don't know how to play these videos. I am but a simple Troll.

Middle Ditch said...

Hello Mr Troll, this is not a video but a radio. It should be easy really.

I'll be over to you soon.

indianrosegrower.blogspot.com said...

Hi monique, have u tried chrysanthemum wine, what special recipe for today's dinner.

Monique said...

Hi Indianrosegrower, no I haven't tried that one and probably wont.

David Caddy said...

I bet that Farmer Drake could persuade Howard to try some of his home-made wine!

S E E Quine said...

Hmmm. I'm lost again. Better go back to previous episodes...

Monique said...

S e e Quine, how can you be lost? Poor Sarah deeply regrets her affair with John.

polona said...

oh... wow!
that was some great acting... i would have missed a lot hadn't i listened to it. may even come back to give it another listen :)

Monique said...

Polona, it's great to see you. Yes, Helen is excellent. I had to listen twice as well, even though I was there as Barbara during the recording.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your visit! Monique, I really appreciate it. Have a nice day tomorrow and a great weekend.

American Hill BIlly said...

Wow there are alot of comments here; I think it could be time for another episode!!


United In Peace And Freedom

Monique said...

Reader wil, I hope that you have a good weekend too.

AHB, yes, this episode is very popular. I am posting episode 20 tomorrow.

Rick said...

Episode 20 tomorrow (today)? At last! Your fans out here (you're international, you know) were getting worried that you'd been kidnapped. Then again, you could turn that into an episode.

Monique said...

Hey Rick, vwriter, tomorrow Sunday. Hopefully.

David and I have to replace felt on one of our sheds and there should be enough time to post. I might even do it tonight. lol

lizzie said...

I am just getting into this as I have only just found it. It is really well written and performed and I look forward to catching up.

Monique said...

Lizzie, thank you for the compliment.

Devin said...

HAHAHAHAHA:-) I think this was fantastic!

Middle Ditch said...

Devin, this was such a great performance by Helen, it just bowled me over when I listened to it.

bestoffrm said...

Yes, some fine performances creating a strong atmosphere.
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