Radio Theatre Wins Audio Publishing’s Highest Production Award

Focus on the Family
Monday, 16 June 2003

The Silver Chair" Competes Among 668 Audie Entries

Focus on the Family's acclaimed radio drama series, Radio Theatre, struck it big at the 2003 Audie Awards on May 30 in Los Angeles. Winning the coveted "Achievement in Production" award for dramatic presentation of C.S. Lewis' "The Silver Chair," the episode found itself among entries from HarperCollins Publishers, Random House Audio and Time Warner Audio Books. Once again, Focus on the Family has proven that family entertainment can be combined with the highest quality in production.

"The Silver Chair" is the sixth title in C.S. Lewis' classic children's series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Boasting an all-star cast, Focus on the Family's rendition of this beloved classic includes Paul Scofield as the Storyteller (Academy Award winner for his role in A Man For All Seasons; also acted in Hamlet with Mel Gibson), David Suchet as the lion Aslan (Amadeus, A Perfect Murder, and Harry and the Hendersons), Ron Moody as Puddleglum (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for his role in Oliver!), as well as numerous others. C.S. Lewis' step-son, Douglas Gresham, hosts the series with his unique perspective and first-hand account of life with C.S. Lewis.

"We're obviously very pleased to have been honored with this award," said Dave Arnold, producer. "The Audies are the pinnacle for recognizing excellence in audio publishing, and it is a privilege to have our work validated by such a highly esteemed group of colleagues."

A gripping epic of fantasy and imagination, "The Silver Chair" stands out as premier among fictional tales. Using vivid imagery, masterful scripting and state-of-the-art sound design, Focus' audio production brings this timeless story to life. Whether traipsing together through the trenches into the Giants' territory, or searching for a lost prince in the deepest part of the earth, adults and children alike will find themselves transported through their imaginations into the light of self-realization.

Other Focus on the Family Radio Theatre finalists for the 2003 Audies included "Billy Budd" and "The Silver Chair" for the category of "Audio Drama," and the last of the seven Chronicles of Narnia, "The Last Battle" was also a finalist in the category of "Achievement in Production." Radio Theatre integrates traditional family values with compelling radio drama, producing classic listening entertainment for all ages.

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