Radio Writing Archive

  • Yesterday I got a batch of CDs for the final version of THE ART OF DECEPTION…tomorrow it’s broadcast! I don’t think I’ve ever worked on such a tight deadline before....

    TX: The Art of Deception

    Yesterday I got a batch of CDs for the final version of THE ART OF DECEPTION…tomorrow it’s broadcast! I don’t think I’ve ever worked on such a tight deadline before....

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  • Just picked up a Radio Times today, with details of the broadcast of The Art of Deception. It’s next week! This has been a wonderfully swift process – I got...

    More on the Art of Deception

    Just picked up a Radio Times today, with details of the broadcast of The Art of Deception. It’s next week! This has been a wonderfully swift process – I got...

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  • Yesterday I listened to the CD version of my new radio drama, The Art of Deception… It’s not science fiction – it’s a straight thriller set in the world of...

    On the Art of Deception

    Yesterday I listened to the CD version of my new radio drama, The Art of Deception… It’s not science fiction – it’s a straight thriller set in the world of...

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  • Phew! These last few months have been crazy busy, and I’ve been badly neglecting my blogging and my internet time-wasting.  I’ve been keeping up to date with stories and news...

    On Concept Sci-Fi

    Phew! These last few months have been crazy busy, and I’ve been badly neglecting my blogging and my internet time-wasting.  I’ve been keeping up to date with stories and news...

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  • I realise with chagrin and alarm that it’s been positively ages since I wrote my last blog…the period since Christmas has been a non-stop whirl.  Apart from pursuing what I...

    On Rewrite Heaven

    I realise with chagrin and alarm that it’s been positively ages since I wrote my last blog…the period since Christmas has been a non-stop whirl.  Apart from pursuing what I...

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  • Earlier this year I travelled to the Sudan, and was caught up in passion and murder, and immersed in the rich culture of 1930s England and 1960s Africa, via the...

    TX: Season of Migration to the North

    Earlier this year I travelled to the Sudan, and was caught up in passion and murder, and immersed in the rich culture of 1930s England and 1960s Africa, via the...

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  • This week has turned into something of a perfect storm for me – one of those freak moments when many events coincide to create a whole larger than the parts...

    TX: It Came From Outer Space

    This week has turned into something of a perfect storm for me – one of those freak moments when many events coincide to create a whole larger than the parts...

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  • Many years ago I studied Anglo Saxon as a module at University, and could actually read and speak a few snippets of that of that long dead, resonant, rhythmic, repetitive, blood-drenched-battle...

    On Beowulf, 3D

    Many years ago I studied Anglo Saxon as a module at University, and could actually read and speak a few snippets of that of that long dead, resonant, rhythmic, repetitive, blood-drenched-battle...

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  • I recently did a Q & A for the Book Swede – great fun.  If you fancy reading it, then click here.

    Q & A

    I recently did a Q & A for the Book Swede – great fun.  If you fancy reading it, then click here.

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  • Rather to my surprise, I’ve won (or part won, or shared in the winning of) an award for my radio drama Gaza. It’s the Clarion Award, which was given for...

    On Winning an Award (Sort of)

    Rather to my surprise, I’ve won (or part won, or shared in the winning of) an award for my radio drama Gaza. It’s the Clarion Award, which was given for...

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  • My new radio drama BREAKING POINT is broadcast on Friday, 10th August, 9pm, on Radio 4…(For further info, see the blog ON THE RADIO DRAMA EXPERIENCE.) If you miss it,...

    TX: Breaking Point

    My new radio drama BREAKING POINT is broadcast on Friday, 10th August, 9pm, on Radio 4…(For further info, see the blog ON THE RADIO DRAMA EXPERIENCE.) If you miss it,...

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  • Friday, 18th May. I am in Bush House, temporary home of BBC Radio drama, waiting for the actors to arrive. This is the readthrough of my new piece Breaking Point,...

    On the Radio Drama Experience

    Friday, 18th May. I am in Bush House, temporary home of BBC Radio drama, waiting for the actors to arrive. This is the readthrough of my new piece Breaking Point,...

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  • Crime has been good to me over the years. One of my first and best jobs in television was as a script editor on the cult BBC series The Paradise...

    On Writing Science Fiction

    Crime has been good to me over the years. One of my first and best jobs in television was as a script editor on the cult BBC series The Paradise...

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