Corona Chronicles

A brand new podcast from the makers of SNS Online. Corona Chronicles offers up a document of an extraordinary time in living memory, through the people it affects. 

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Episode 1

We speak to script writer/Writer’s Guild Chair, Gail Renard.

Episode 2

We speak to Doctor Richard Parker, a consultant in Emergency Medicine in South London, who not only offers the facts, but also debunks a few myths.

Episode 3

We speak to a good friend from our SNS Online parent strand – stage and screen actress and soooo much more, Katy Manning! Be prepared for a massive virtual Katy hug! XXX

Episode 4

Our guest is Andrew Creak from Third Time Lucky Productions, who joins us to talk about his brand new web series, Self-Isolation – a micro-drama that explores the impact of Coronavirus on friends, family, and partners – and the way in which we’re all responding.

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Episode 5

We speak to Paul Thomas, Learning Disabilities Adviser from People First Forum.

Episode 6

We speak to T’Pau’s Carol Decker, who talks about her brand new single, Be Wonderful, produced during Lockdown.

Episode 7

Our guest is Saint Ananda, an Emergency Call Handler for elderly and vulnerable people in Norfolk.

Episode 8

Our guest is Interrupt The Routine’s Robert Blackwood, who offers a range of online quizzes for us all during Lockdown and beyond,

Episode 9

We speak to Mark Blagrove, Professor of Psychology, Sleep Scientist and Dream Researcher, to find out how the stresses and strains of Lockdown are affecting our nightly eight hours.

Episode 10

We speak to Rod Marlow, creator of You Do Not Need To Be Alone, a community group in Bournemouth who offer vital support to vulnerable people in the area, during Lockdown and beyond…

Episode 11

We speak to Serena Haywood, Senior Consultant Paediatrician at St George’s hospital in Tooting, London, and Joe Lidster, Torchwood/Doctor Who script writer, to talk about a brand new Covid related audio drama – ‘Unmasked’ – inspired from the voices of real NHS frontline professionals and patients alike.’Unmasked’ – inspired from the voices of real NHS frontline professionals and patients alike.

Episode 12

We speak to Peter Mabbutt, President of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis, about the rise of online therapy during Lockdown and beyond.

Episode 13

Grammy nominated & internationally acclaimed song writer and record producer, *David Courtney, joins us to talk about his brand new album that was both inspired and created in Lockdown – Isolation Symphony.

Episode 14

We talk to actor/campaigner, Julie Hesmondhalgh, about the arts crisis post Covid and the 1.57 billion pound emergency fund that the government have recently announced. 

Episode 15

Nadra Ahmed OBE, Chair of the National Care Association, puts forward a robust defence of care home practices, following recent comments made by UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, post pandemic.

Episode 16

Lisa King, Director of communications and external relations at Refuge joins us to discuss domestic violence in the UK, and the massive spike in visits to Refuge’s website since Lockdown began.

Episode 17

The Australian State of Victoria has recently been declared ‘a state of disaster’, with newly imposed Lockdown measures in place after a surge in Coronavirus infections. Up to now Australia has been successful in it’s handling of Covid 19, but is the tide finally turning?

Episode 18

 On the day Marks & Spencer announce 7000 job cuts, we speak to Professor *Diane Coyle CBE – former adviser to the UK Treasury and Bennett Professor of Public Policy at University of Cambridge, about the worst recession in over 300 years, and what is yet to come.

Episode 19

Golden Age Theatre’s Ian Dixon Potter talks about a brand new series of monologues written and produced in Lockdown – now freely available via YouTube

Episode 20

As Christmas 2020 approaches with the rollout of a brand new vaccine, we speak to Doctor David Matthews, a virologist who has been working on human Coronavirus since 2015 and recently carried out independent research on the Oxford vaccine, which is due for release in the New Year.