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Teenager James moves from his comfortable life in Westminster to one of the roughest schools in South London. When he's accused of assault, the audience must question events in the story and challenge their own perceptions and prejudices.

Over the Bridge is a 'distributed narrative.' This means that the narrative is broken into chunks that can be found at different locations. In this case, that meant physical locations where the 40 fragments of video and audio could be collected via bluetooth. This makes for an interesting narrative challenge; a story with a beginning, middle and end that is encountered in any order. Testing of the bluetooth distribution system proved disappointing - it's a notoriously unreliable system - but the drama itself and the non-linear story telling form are successful. The story is fixed by the writer but made interactive by the reader as she pieces together the fragments. It is by no means a substitute for good old fashioned submission to the linear voice of the author that constitutes 99.9% of all narrative media but it is certainly interesting in terms of pervasive media - that is to say media that is distributed and encountered in the world around us. The idea of a story that is distributed around the places we frequent and the media interfaces we use that can be discovered as we go about our lives is an exciting one. Over the Bridge also ties into the current explosion of 'immersive theatre' - drama that leaves the four walls of the theatre and steps out into the world.

It was made by James Richards Learning Development department at the BBC which has a brief to explore the bluer skies of new media. They have done another narrative that is told bit by bit along a bus route for example.