The Chain Gang is a British radio series broadcast on the digital radio station BBC 7. There have so far been three series, the first in 2004 and the second in 2007 and the third in 2009. The format of the series is that the first episode is scripted by the production team and ends with a cliffhanger. Listeners are then invited to write further episodes. The best submission is then recorded and transmitted and again ends with cliffhanger, after which listeners can submit further suggestions.
The first series was entitled Amnesia and had six episodes. The second was entitled Picture This and the third was called Paper, Scissors, Stone. Robert Shearman worked on the second and third seasons for which he won two Sony Radio Academy Awards (for Picture This and Paper, Scissors, Stone).
The fourth season of Chain Gang aired on BBC 4 Extra on October 5th, 2013. Listen to the current series here.
PICTURE THIS - THE 2007 CHAIN GANG STORY
Deena receives a digital camera from her boyfriend, Gary. But it's a camera with a difference, a camera that seems to tell the future - and a chilling future it is too.
PAPER, SCISSORS, STONE - THE 2009 CHAIN GANG STORY
Brian and Susan Ferguson are enjoying a relaxed meal on their honeymoon, until a stranger arrives. And in this case three is definitely a crowd.