At NHK, the production techniques of stereo drama were brought to completion in the 1960s, and more recently digital 2-track and multi-track recorders have also been used for drama production. This started in November, 1985, and the first program was called "Adieus Kentaurus." In November, 1986, there was another such program, "Viva Space College," and in January, 1987, "Hiriko in Wanderland." In this article, we shall introduce the new method of production, and the effects it is likely to have on drama programs.
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