The entire idea of Daring Darling Darly was to do a show that featured the “plucky” pre-teen adventurer who gets into tricky situations when trying to solve mysteries or deal with secrets far beyond the years of experience. Some characters in this genre have dogs as their animal companion so we chose to have a cat in this ours.
We also wanted the character to have a catchphrase and “Bob’s Your Uncle” was a particularly innocuous one that seems very dated which is entirely appropriate for the time period we’re going for (even though its unspecified).
Every cast member has or will have a signature character. We are fortunate to have Caroline Sienkiewicz as a valued team member/Junctioneer and she was perfect for this role.
These two episodes (Darly and the previous one with Space Sentries) showcased Conrad Sienkiewicz as the narrator/announcer who is hawking some kind of product associated with the show which was often an iconic feature of the golden age of radio programs.
Also some programs had “secret squad” messages so we created one ourselves! Here’s the code
This episode was rehearsed and recorded at the same time as Space Sentries and featured the same cast (except for Phil Hall who was the guest on Space Sentries)
We knew that Angel and the Hustler (a wonderful musical duo Robert C. Fullerton and Angela Luna) were going to record for this episode so we recorded our “passengers’ talking about the group and then recorded Angel and the Hustler later and they performed two songs brilliantly!
Our VIP guest was KJ Johansen of KBJB internet radio. She will be appearing in an upcoming episode of Nutmeg Junction as a vocal actor. We look forward to adding more voices from the KBJB family to the Junction audio experience!
Episode title: Daring Darling Darly © 2018 J. TIMOTHY QUIRK
Episode 7 in recording and release
The Program Was Created/Written/Produced/Edited by J. Timothy Quirk
Musical Guest: Angel and the Hustler
Guest Passenger: KJ Johansen
CAROLINE SIENKIEWICZ AS JULIA PORTER AND DARLY
CONRAD SIENKIEWICZ: AS MR. PORTER AND ANNOUNCER
RICH CYR AS ROBERT FLETCHER
KURT BOUCHER AS MARSHALL JIM WHITHERS
JANDI HANNA AS MEADOW AND LEAD CONDUCTOR MARGOT
J. TIMOTHY QUIRK AS “JT”
DIRECTED BY CONRAD SIENKIEWICZ
Rehearsed at Trinity Episcopal Church in Torrington
Recorded at WAPJ Torrington Community Radio
The Nutmeg Junction Theme by Robert C. Fullerton (c) 2018
Mr. JT (instrumental) by Robert C. Fullerton (c) 2018
Sweet Justicia by Angel and the Hustler (c) 2018
Better Man by Angel and the Hustler (c) 2018
Additional music and foley courtesy of Youtube royalty free music or otherwise obtained in the environment by J. Timothy Quirk