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BBC launches interactive voice drama for Amazon Alexa devices

Your answers will influence the story, which has multiple endings.


"The Inspection Chamber" puts you into the story.


The BBC has launched its first interactive audio story called "The Inspection Chamber."

Available now to Amazon Alexa users, "The Inspection Chamber" is a sci-fi comedy that requires the listener to use his or her voice to play one of the characters and influence the plot.

The story starts with a computer called Dave explaining that two scientists are about to inspect you in order to determine what kind of creature you are. The answers you provide will directly influence the story, which has multiple endings, so it may be worth going through this a couple of times if you want to hear every scenario.

George Wright, head of internet research and future services for the BBC, calls "The Inspection Chamber" an experimental first step. 

"They're not just a listener anymore," Wright said. "They have an active role in the story, playing the fourth character in a radio play which puts them in the heart of the action." 

The story was developed by BBC Research & Development in collaboration with production company Rosina Sound and will be coming to other platforms in the future.