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POSTED ON – 01.07.11

SSR Manchester - SSR Manchester studio used to record BBC drama
SSR Manchester studio used to record BBC drama
SSR was recently invited to contribute to BBC Radio drama ‘Don't Cry For Me, Maradona’ which was commissioned to mark the 25th anniversary of the infamous World Cup quarter-final match between England and Argentina.

Local production company ‘Made In Manchester’ produced the show and asked SSR to host the recording sessions.

Distinguished actors Tim Healy (Auf Wiedersehen Pet) and former Coronation Street star Denise Welsh portrayed the roles of Sir Bobby and Elsie Robson, in a one-off drama special for BBC Radio. The Story depicts the aftermath of the infamous “hand of god” incident in the 1986 World Cup quarter final between England & Argentina. With flashbacks to the match itself, Don't Cry For Me, Maradona examines how one of the real gentlemen of football coped with the agonies and ecstasies of the beautiful game.

The programme was produced as part of a series of programmes surrounding the late Sir Bobby Robson, which also included the programme ‘The Day I Met Sir Bobby Robson’, which featured people from all walks of life recounting their experiences of meeting the great man.

‘Don’t Cry For Me, Maradona’ was recorded in our DiGiCo Studio by SSR graduates Vicky Batrak and Adam Stokel. Adam graduated from our Sound Engineering & Design Course in June 2009 whilst Vicky completed our industry course Audio Engineering Techniques & Technology and graduated in July 2008.


SSR Graduate Adam Stokel:
“The opportunity to record such a high profile BBC drama was too good to turn down. Tim and Denise were both naturals in the studio and it was a pleasure to work alongside them. The session ran smoothly and we got a great recording out of it!”

Ian Hu - SSR Principal:
“It was a real pleasure to host this Made in Manchester production with Denise and Tim at our studios. The programme is an insightful tribute to the late Bobby Robson and it was an honour for us to be able to support this fitting tribute to such a great man and British icon. As someone who met Sir Bobby on a number of occasions, this project had an extra special connection for me and I was delighted that SSR could play such a large part in bringing this programme to life.”

SSR was honoured to have hosted this recording session and it is a real pleasure to see our graduates given the chance to assist on a high profile production destined for the BBC.

Don't Cry for Me, Maradona aired on Tuesday 21 June at 9.30pm and The Day I Met Sir Bobby Robson was aired on the Saturday 25 June at 11am.