STOKER is an exciting and original new play by Paul Walker for Ouroboros Theatre Company about the life and times of one of Ireland's most famous authors, Bram Stoker, the writer of DRACULA. Using a thrilling combination of performance, lighting, live music and original text, STOKER portrays the fascinating world of Bram Stoker’s life and legacy. It received 4-star reviews and a very successful run at The Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin 24 October - 11 November 2012 ("gripping journey into the mind of a tortured soul" Mail on Sunday).
Eddy wrote, directed and co-produced this educational story for Leeds-based charity Genesis, using a crew of largely students and recent graduates of the Northern Film School. The drama outlines the phenomenon of the 'party' model of grooming and the film is now being used for outreach work in schools and with groups (summer 2012). See the film on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/user12059509/review/45240850/c5dd3931ec(p/w genesis)
Diane Taylor is co-creator with Sally Wainwright of Red Productions' SCOTT & BAILEY starring Suranne Jones & Lesley Sharp. Series 2 launched with nearly 7 million viewers for the first episode.
Congratulations to Diane and all the team of SCOTT & BAILEY for their BAFTA nomination for Best Drama Series.
ITV1 Mondays 9pm, March - April 2012
tx Friday 19 August 2011, 2.15pm, BBC R4 Afternoon Theatre
Robert's latest radio thriller is about a confrontation between a teenage shoplifter and a store detective who has seen active service in the Gulf. A play with songs and music composed and performed by Robert himself. Produced by Nick Russell-Pavier for Goldhawk Essential.
Rose's most recent novel TRESPASS (March 2010) is a contemporary psychological thriller set in the Cevennes. It interweaves the stories of two sets of brothers and sisters, one French, one English, in an intense and powerful unravelling. The strong interest always generated by a 'new Tremain' was heightened further following the very popular Orange Prize-winning THE ROAD HOME. TRESPASS was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 and is a Richard and Judy Book Club Spring Choice for 2011.
Rose Tremain’s vivid imagining of the end of Wallis Simpson’s life is now in 45-minute radio play form. Starring Elizabeth McGovern as the Duchess of Windsor and Miriam Margolyes as French lawyer Maitre Blum and with a wonderful cameo from Nigel Anthony as Cecil Beaton, THE DARKNESS OF WALLIS SIMPSON went out on 29 December 2010 on BBC Radio 4’s Afternoon Theatre directed by Gordon House for Goldhawk Essential. Rose wrote an accompanying piece for the Daily Telegraph (published on Wednesday 15 December) and Elizabeth McGovern was interviewed in the Independent Magazine (Saturday 18 December).
BBC Radio 4 broadcast a two-part adaptation by Tina Pepler of Christopher Isherwood’s semi-autobiographical short novel GOODBYE TO BERLIN (the basis for the iconic 1966 film CABARET). Tina Pepler and director Polly Thomas created a poignant tableau of cash-strapped, hedonistic, increaingly bigoted Berlin as the growing influence of the Nazi party cast an ever greater shadow.
'this is a fine adaptation...vividly drawn characters and a real sense of menace as anti-semitism grew louder within (Germany).' (Guardian)
BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial, October 2010.
Joe DiPietro's F**KING MEN @ Bailiwick Chicago, Directed by Tom Mullen. Original Music by Laurence Mark Wythe, June - August 2010
27 June 2010 / Sunday Playhouse on RTE Radio 1
A radio play: 2.36PM - a tale of love, cancer and Thierry Henri. With a superb cast led by Liam Carney and Hilda Fay and guest appearances by Ryan Tubridy and George Hamilton.
tx March 2010, BBC R4 Afternoon Play
A 45' drama about two men caught up in the randomness of fate. A bizarre and revealing relationship develops between them when one man confronts the other, an intruder, with a legally owned shotgun. Starring Alex Jennings and Toby Stephens and co-written and directed by Nick Russell-Pavier.
3 Line Media and twofour54, Abu Dhabi's new HD series for CBeebies DRIVER DAN'S STORY TRAIN (tx from January 2010). Allan Plenderleith and George Tarry are both on the writing team. Check it out for superb storytelling and production values.
Cbeebies Winter-Spring 2010
6.00pm daily from 6 April 2010
Charles co-wrote Terry Gilliam's extraordinary new film THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS. Starring the late Heath Ledger in his last role - a role taken over mid-way through production by Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law - and with other lead cast including Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Andrew Garfield and Lily Cole, the film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It went on general release in the UK and elsewhere in autumn 2009, performing particularly strongly in Italy, and it opened in the US in December 2009.
François Ozon’s new film Ricky was shown at the Berlin Film Festival (February 2009). Adapted from Rose Tremain's short story MOTH from her collection The Darkness of Wallis Simpson (Chatto & Windus, 2005), RICKY went on general release in various territories including France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Spain.
Allan's first children's book (first published Christmas 2007 by Ravette) tells the story of a tiny sprout thrown out into the cold on Christmas Day. Christmas 2009 saw the publication of a special gift edition of this delightful, best-selling picture book.
A co-production between Lime Pictures and Liverpool's Everyman Playhouse for Channel 4, four short films including SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN written by Robert Farquhar and directed by Eddy Marshall (tx September 2009).
CBeebies first live action sketch show for the under sixes, featuring award- winning presenter Justin Fletcher. Mike has contributed his comic expertise to twenty five episodes of short, funny sketches featuring hilarious and eccentric characters (tx September 2009).
THE ROAD HOME was awarded the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2008. It is in development as a 90-minute television film for BBC TV, adapted by Andrea Gibb for producer Lynn Horsford and executive producer Hilary Salmon.
The hugely popular characters from Francesca Simon's children's books have been brought to life by Novel Entertainment in a new animated series for CITV aimed at children aged between 6 and 9 years. Clive Endersby script edited Series 1 and is writing Series 2 as is Allan Plenderleith. Everyone loves Henry, because inside us all is a horrid Henry (or Henrietta) waiting to get out.
In the final instalment of the BOY SOLDIER series, Robert Rigby continues the story of Danny Watts who is now 18, and his ex SAS Grandfather, Fergus Watts. MELTDOWN finds Danny and Fergus recruited by the head of Security Services of MI5 in a bid to discover the mastermind behind a major drugs plot. Bringing them up against an old adversary, this time it is a battle to the end. Published by Doubleday Children's Books in May 2007, the BOY SOLDIER series continues to sell strongly.
BBC Daytime's Director's Debut returns with Ray Brooking's BABY BOOM - the story of two very different couples starting a family. CUTTING IT star Sarah Parish directs and starring Susie Blake and Annette Badland, BABY BOOM is followed by a documentary charting the production process from Maverick Productions. BBC1, March 2007.
After the success of the first film, GOAL II: LIVING THE DREAM follows through with the continuing story of Santiago Munez played by Kuno Becker. After finding his feet at Newcastle United Santiago gets a huge break when he is transferred to Real Madrid. Also starring Anna Friel as Roz and featuring David Beckham, GOAL II was on general release accompanied by this tie-in novelisation written by Robert Rigby.
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The series delights and educates girls and boys alike to the fun and adventure to be found in the garden and the great outdoors. So "Let's get mucky!" and join Gordon and his animal friends and gnome neighbours as he sets out to solve the problems in his garden.
The 52 x 11 minute series launched on CBeebies/CBBC in June 2005 and rolled out overseas including the USA, Australia and Germany. Merchandising inclues garden gnomes and DVDs are available.