Radio Plays

Charlotte Green’s dulcet tones enunciating my name after the 2 o’clock news on Radio 4 and announcing ‘ I Was A Teenage Playboy’. What a thrill, what a highlight. Got that one nailed to the ‘done’ list.

Radio Plays

Writing for radio has played a big part in my career and is always a hugely rewarding experience. I’ve been lucky to work for some talented producers who have put their faith in me and breathed life into my words. Jane Dauncey, Alison Hindell , Kate Rowlands, Tim Green have all played a big part  Read More…

This entry was posted on March 17, 2013.

Buddy Bolden Radio Excerpt

Buddy Bolden Radio Play excerpt Legend has it that the New Orleans trumpeter, Buddy Bolden invented jazz . There is not a single note recorded of his music, though legend also has it that somewhere there is lost tape. My play imagines that a Cardiff musician from Tiger Bay once had his trumpet and lost it  Read More…

Script Snippet: I Thought I heard Buddy Bolden Shout

EXT. A NEW YORK STREET INSIDE SUMMERTIME’S HEAD WE HEAR A NEW ORLEANS STREET BAND THAT SLOWLY MERGES INTO THE SOUNDS OF NEW  YORK. SUMMERTIME Open up the windows, let the music out. THE INSTRUMENTS ARE STRIPPED AWAY UNTIL THERE IS JUST THE SOUND OF A SINGLE  PLAINTIVE CORNET. A DOOR CLOSES ON THE MUSIC AND THE  Read More…

This entry was posted on March 16, 2013.