The new series takes inspiration from the notes Harvey made while travelling to Kosovo
PJ Harvey‘s notebooks have been adapted for a new BBC radio drama.
Notes made by the ‘Let England Shake’ artist have been used as the inspiration for a new audio programme that’s being produced by the British broadcaster in the new year.
The programme, On Kosovo Field, has been adapted from the notebooks kept by Harvey when she travelled to the territory while working on her latest album, ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’, which was released back in April.
Written by Fin Kennedy, On Kosovo Field follows two Kosovan-born, Manchester-raised siblings who return to their homeland after they learn that a mass grave has been found near their native home. Former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan will star alongside My Mad Fat Diary star Nico Mirallegro for the five-part drama series.
On Kosovo Field will air on BBC Radio 4 at 10:45am every week day from January 9 through to January 13. Repeats will be broadcast at 7:45pm each day.
Back in July, it was announced that Harvey was writing music for a new play.
Harvey provided the score for a new translation of Franz Xaver Kroetz’s German work The Nest, which ran at the Young Vic in London from October 27 – November 26. The play investigated “the moral cost of an increasingly materialistic society” and “drew out the sharp relevance of this urgent and timely two-hander,” according to a press release.