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THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER | Robert Rigby

Robert Rigby’s radio adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s classic 1959 story THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER goes out at 14.30 on Saturday 27 August 2016 for BBC Radio’s Saturday Drama slot featuring a young cast from the East Midlands, directed by Carl Prekopp and produced by Lucinda Mason Brown http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07q232z

WGA CANADA AWARDS | Clive Endersby

We are proud to announce that Clive Endersby was awarded the Alex Barris Mentorship Award in the Writers’ Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards 2016 in recognition of his many years of service and support to his fellow writers.

DOCTORS NO QUIET FIND | Ray Brooking

Ray Brooking’s recent episode of DOCTORS http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b077y7qy/doctors-series-18-12-no-quiet-find is part of the programme’s contribution to the Shakespeare 400 celebrations and takes it inspiration from Sonnet 27. Ray explains why he chose this particular sonnet http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/18gWk5G6SWLWRXmzXv6rwM4/inspired-by-a-sonnet

THIS IS MY BODY | Martin O’Brien

Martin O’Brien’s powerful play THIS IS MY BODY had a profound effect on audiences at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre in its short run there in the week leading up to Easter http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/REVIEW-Body-Exeter-Northcott-Theatre/story-28986358-detail/story.html.  Winner of the Best Stage Production dealing with modern slavery in the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards 2015, the play was again directed by Paul Jepson and performed by Agata Jarosz.  Plans continue for further productions.

THE SECRET | Tina Pepler

This dramatisation by Tina Pepler with Sara Davies of an unpublished early twentieth century diary of a young woman is scheduled for transmission in BBC Radio 4’s Writing the Century strand @ 10.45 Monday 11 – Friday 15 April, repeated @ 19.45 daily.  The producer is Gemma Jenkins.

FEAR OF FLYING | Annie Caulfield

Annie Caulfield’s radio dramatisation of Erica Jong’s classic FEAR OF FLYING airs on BBC Radio 4 from Monday 22 – Friday 26 February at 10.45 and again at 19.45. Shocking in the 1970’s, John Updike called this exploration of women’s sexuality ‘uninhibited, erotic and delicious’.  Gillian Reynolds has given Annie’s energetic dramatisation a hearty thumbs up in a preview for the Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/radio/what-to-listen-to/fear-of-flying-why-radio-4-is-right-to-air-explicit-sex-novel-th0/

WPC 56 Series 3| Ray Brooking

The third series of BBC1’s daytime drama hit WPC 56 – originally broadcast in March 2015 – will be repeated w/b 14 March 2016 at 14.15 (Episode 1 on BBC2, Episodes 2-5 on BBC1). Series 3 stars WPC Annie Taylor (Claudia Jessie) at age 23 the one (and only) female officer in the Binford Police, following trail blazer WPC Gina Dawson who has now moved on to pastures new in the Met. Ray Brooking, who co-wrote the first and second series with series creator Dominique Moloney, again wrote Episodes 2 Walk the Line & 4 The Wayward Wind of Series 3.

DOCTORS | BBC1 Daytime 13.45-14.15

Ray Brooking – Clues to My Heart tx Wednesday 9 November 2016

Ray Brooking – In Dark Corners tx Friday 3 June 2016

Ray Brooking – No Quiet Find tx Tuesday 19 April 2016 – part of DOCTORS’ contribution to the Shakespeare 450 celebrations, taking inspiration from Sonnet 27

Ray Brooking – Promises, Promises tx Wednesday 9 March 2016

Ray Brooking – This Fading Light  tx Friday 29 January 2016