'Grahamston' by William Aikman Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Part of Now & Next

Artwork by Rhona Mühlebach.

Grahamston’ (2021), commissioned as part of Now & Next 2020, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Radio 4 Extra’s New Creatives Dramas.​‘Grahamston’ will be broadcast on 10 and 11 October 2022, and be available to listen to online here.

Grahamston’ is an audio documentary and ghost story inspired by the forgotten village in Glasgows City Centre which was destroyed to make way for Central Station in the late 1870s.

Image description: A square format image shows a collage of 3D scans of Glasgow Central Station. The collage is surreal and its digital quality is ghost-like, showing a warped perspective of a blue ScotRail train carriage, a ticket desk, grey tiled floor and exteriors of the building. The centre of the image shows a grey platform with the word GRAHAMSTON” written across it in yellow sans serif font.

About the artist

William Aikman is a Composer, Sound designer and a multi-media artist. He is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art. His work combines voice, computer game design, virtual reality, science fiction and popular music. From his studio in The Glue Factory in Glasgow he designs soundtracks and composes music for film and television.


A transcript of Grahamston’ is available to view here.

Part of Now & Next

Now & Next was a talent development scheme in partnership with Creative Scotland and BBC Scotland that ran from 2019 to 2022.

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