Radio Tales is an American series of radio dramas produced by Generations Productions. This series adapted classic works of American and world literature such as The War of the Worlds, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Beowulf, Gulliver's Travels, and the One Thousand and One Nights. Premiering on National Public Radio on October 29, 1996, the series has been described by NPR as “music drama programs packed with discovery, mystery and intrigue wrapped in original cinematic music and elaborate sound design”.
The series was conceived and created by producer Winnie Waldron, who also served as on-air host and principal script editor for the series. Composer Winifred Phillips created over fifty hours of music for the series, and also performed as featured actress. Waldron and Phillips are co-founders of Generations Productions LLC, and co-producers of the Radio Tales series. In addition to their work on this series, Waldron and Phillips are also known for their subsequent work as producers and creators of music for the videogame industry, most notably for the Speed Racer videogame in 2008, the Shrek the Third videogame in 2007, The Da Vinci Code videogame in 2006, and the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and God of War videogames in 2005.
The Radio Tales series has won numerous awards, including an International Radio Festivals WorldMedal for its production "Fortress of Doom" and four Gracie Allen Awards from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television, including a Best Actress in a National Network Drama award for Winifred Phillips’ performance in "The Yellow Wallpaper".
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