BBC Radio 4 trials drama in surround sound

BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is giving listeners the chance to listen to drama in surround sound with its latest audio experiment.

The BBC is offering two versions of the play Private Peaceful, first broadcast on Saturday, in surround sound.

One is designed for use with normal headphones while the other is for playing through a standard surround sound speaker system.

There are four versions to choose from if you intend to use headphones, each delivering 'binaural audio', a two-channel format designed to give a more spatial sound when listening with headphones.

It's the second time the BBC has experimented with offering a surround sound audio experience, but the first time listeners have been able to download and listen at their leisure.

Head over to the BBC Radio 4 Blog website to read detailed instructions on how to take part, find the files and read feedback on the last experiment.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).