Thursday, June 08, 2006

Listen to my radio play online!

Well, my first radio play has now been broadcast [and repeated] on Radio 4 here in the UK. If you missed Island Blue: Ronald, you can still hear it online for the next six days by virtue of the BBC's wonderful Listen Again service. Either click the headline on this post or paste the following URL into your browser:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/womanshourdrama_wed

Not much else to report at the mo. Had lots of lovely emails and phone calls from people who heard the play yesterday. I've been given the nod for a couple of projects, but won't consider them to be real until I've signed the contracts. Three episodes of the Fiends in Stalingrad still to be scripted. Second part has now been published and is still getting a strong, positive response - mostly thanks to Colin MacNeil's stunning art. The first two episodes are more like an extended prologue, I can see now, but the pedal hits the metal from part three and stays there.

Started researching a new story idea that could be interesting to write. Not sure if it's best suited to radio or a more visual medium, but am letting the ideas bubble away while I progress other jobs. Off on holiday from Saturday week, so I've got seven working days to finish all urgent tasks before then.

Holidays are the only guilt-free opportunity I have to do some non-research reading, so I'm looking for suggestions about what to take with me to France. Anybody read any good books lately? What do people recommend as their favourite novels? I'm open to most suggestions...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best book ever: Carter Beats the Devil.

Jeremy Paxman's book about British politicians is also good, but I can't remember the title.

Anonymous said...

George and Arthur, or Arthur and George. The one about Arthur Conan Doyle and the guy he tried to prove was innocent. Good book, nice holiday reading.

Molcher

AndrewT said...

Time Traveller's wife by Audrey something or other is a good variation on the time travel stuff.

Barry said...

Best book I ever read is called "Happiness" by Will Ferguson. It's about a guy who writes a self help book that really works...

Rob Spalding said...

Have to recommend Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, the whole series and the companion Shadow series. Just brillaint, absorbing, Sci Fi novels.

Laura said...
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Laura said...

I have a dozen favourite books, but the one I have loved the most for the last couple of years is The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco.

It's fantastic - intelligent, witty, compelling and a big read!