I began my writing career as a radio dramatist and still occasionally write radio plays. To me it’s one one of the most demanding, satisfying and mysterious of all literary forms. My early favourites included Giles Cooper, Samuel Beckett, Joe Orton, Tom Stoppard and Don Haworth.
Respekt (NRK Oslo, 2005) dir. Nils Nordberg. With Gard Eidsvold, Lasse Lindtner, Bjørn Skagestad, Tone Danielsen.
Respect (RTE Dublin 2004) dir. Kate Minogue
The Clock of the Years (RTE Dublin, 2002) dir. Kate Minogue. With Boscoe Hogan
Dr Ibsen’s Ghosts (BBC Radio 3, 2001) dir. Ned Chaillet. With Paul Scofield, Morag Hood, Edna Dore, Michael N.Harbour. Music: Julie Cooper
Dr Ibsens gjengangere (NRK Oslo 1999) dir. Nils Nordberg. With Ole Jørgen Nilsen, Marit Bolling, Mona Hofland, Trond Høvik
Science Fiction (BBC World Service 1989) dir. Gordon House
A Sad Pavan for these Distracted Times (BBC Radio 3, 1988 (?)) dir. John Tydeman. With Robin Bailey.
Dreams Secrets Beautiful Lies (BBC Radio 3, 1987) dir. Richard Imison. With Diana Quick, Charles Kay, Emma Glasner.
Transfigured Night (BBC Radio 3, 1984) dir. John Tydeman. With Clive Francis, Moir Leslie, Mark Rolston, Anthony Hall. Elissa S.Guralnick’s passionate defence of this neglected genre Sight Unseen: Beckett, Pinter, Stoppard and Other Contemporary Dramatists on Radio (Athens, Ohio, 1996) includes a chapter on Transfigured Night
The Smell of the Seaweed, the Roar of the Fish (BBC Radio 3, 1982) dir. Richard Imison.
Westmorland (BBC Radio 4, 1981 (?)) dir. Kay Patrick. With Peter Faulkner and Janet Rawson.
Hombre by Elmore Leonard dir. Sasha Yevtushenko
The Lady from the Sea by Henrik Ibsen dir. Peter Kavanagh
When We Dead Awaken by Henrik Ibsen
Pan by Knut Hamsun. dir. Anthony Vivis. With Robin Ellis and Lynsey Baxter
Hunger by Knut Hamsun. dir. Anthony Vivis. With Stephen Rea
Christianity at Glacier by Halldor Laxness
The Mind of a Mnemonist by A.R.Luria (as The Memory Man)
Respekt (Solum, Oslo 2005)
Dr Ibsens gjengangere (CoMedia, Oslo 1999)
Best Radio Drama 1986 (Methuen, London 1987, contributor)
Best Radio Drama 1984 (Methuen, London 1985, contributor)
Gåten Knut Hamsun, a 6-part dramatisation for NRK (Oslo) of my biography of Knut Hamsun (1997). As co-writer. I also co-wrote the full-length feature film derived from the series (1996). See
Dreams Secrets Beautiful Lies (BBC2 tv, 1987) An adaptation for television of the radio play of the same name. dir David Tucker. With David Burke, Clare Higgins, Sophie Bold.