Writing for Radio

I have written radio plays of various lengths for BBC Scotland, BBC 2, BBC 3 and BBC 4. I have also adapted a number of works by other writers for radio.

I have generally worked with the excellent team at BBC Scotland on productions. I love writing for radio.

2022 - ALEXANDER SALAMANDER - (BBC Sounds). A short 10 minute play based on the original theatre play.

2021 - INDIGO. (BBC Radio 4). A short play for the BBC 'Surviving' Season featuring 'state of the nation' plays commissioned from across the different regions of the UK.

2014 – THE HIGH WOOD.  (BBC Radio 3) production for a project which involved all the national European broadcasters, each of which recorded a play to mark the Centenary of the Great War.

2013 - THE CHERRY BLOSSOM WHISKY COMPANY. (BBC Radio 4) "A Japanese businesswoman arrives on the Scottish island of Islay in search of the perfect dram of whisky. Starring Naoko Mori."

2013 - THE BLACKHOUSE. (BBC Radio Scotland). This was a four part adaptation of Peter May's novel 'The Blackhouse'.

2010 - MR ANWAR’S FAREWELL TO STORNOWAY - BBC Radio 4. Saturday Play. It was choosen for Radio 4’s ‘Pick of the Year’ programme. It was pretty thrilling to hear Nicholas Parsons reading out my name.

2010 - RAVEN BLACK and WHITE NIGHTS - For BBC Radio 4. These were hour long adaptations of the two crime novels written by Ann Cleeves. 

2009 - THE SUMMER WALKING - BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Play. An adaptation of  the stage play ‘The Pearlfisher’.

2008 - FROZEN. Radio Scotland. A half hour drama about a man who decides to cryogenically preserve his head when he dies. 

2008 - ROCK OF EYE. Radio 4. A short story about a Savile Row tailor. 

2007 - ISLAND BLUE. Radio 4 (Women’s Hour). I have written three episodes of this returning series set on an island retreat.

2006 - THE KITCHEN CHILD by Angela Carter. Short story dramatised for BBC Radio 4.

2006 - THE GOLD DIGGER. Radio 4 in partnership with Catherine Bailey Productions and the Traverse Theatre. A half hour drama recorded live in front of a studio audience. 

2005 – THE WATERGAW. Radio 4 performed in 2005 as part of the Women’s Hour series 15 MINUTES TO GO.