Friday, 24 February 2017

The Things We Never Said: BBC Radio 4 Cast

Thrilled to say the radio version of the play records next week with cast Lia Williams and Sian Phillips.  

Lia's recent credits include acclaimed lead roles in the Almeida Theatre's Mary Stuart and Oresteia, The Missing Series 2 (BBC), and Wallis Simpson in The Crown (Netflix).

Dame Sian, who began her career in radio, is a legend of stage and screen, unforgettable in the BBC's I, Claudius, Marlene (Dietrich; by Pam Gems) in the West End and on Broadway, and most recently in Les Blancs at the National Theatre.

The production will be directed by Abigail le Fleming, and airs in July 2017.

Friday, 14 October 2016

The Things We Never Said: BBC Radio 4 Commission & Rehearsed Reading

Photo: Bee Rawlinson

Rehearsed reading of my stage play, The Things We Never Said, on Thursday, 20 October 2016 at JW3, London.  

Cast:  Gay Soper and Rachel Fielding, director Sarah Berger.

An abridged version has also been commissioned for BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama, 2017.  

Watch an interview with Gay Soper, discussing her versatile career in both straight and musical theatre; and hear my chat with Mervyn Eastman on East London Radio (talking about the play @ 44').

Gay Soper
Rachel Fielding

Rachel Fielding & Gay Soper in rehearsal

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The Things We Never Said

Excited to be planning a rehearsed reading of my play, The Things We Never Said, at JW3 (London Jewish Cultural Centre) on 20 October 2016:

A mother and daughter.  A lifetime.  But what becomes of that bond, when one of you knows only the present moment – Monday, 15.36? “You said you’d never forget me, but you have.”  “You said you’d love me forever, but you don’t know who I am…"

This work in progress has evolved from Exhumation, a play I wrote on the Royal Court Theatre Writers' Group 2013, which was workshopped there in 2015 with Associate Director Lucy Morrison and cast Anna Calder-Marshall, Laura Howard, Andy Whipp, and Simon Lenagan.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015


Alongside producer Roger Williams, I'm delighted to have been awarded a place on Filmonomics 2016, a feature-film development/mentoring scheme run by Bird's Eye View/BFI/Creative Skillset.

Over the next six months, Roger and I will be developing my project, INVASION, a coming-of-age story based on family experience, set in WW2 Llandudno...

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

À Cannes!

My new feature project, Alter Ego, has been selected by French screenwriters' association, Maison des Scénaristes, for pitching at author-producer meetings at the International Screenwriters' Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, 2015.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Another Chance to See...

My episode of Heartbeat, 'Duty of Care' (Series 14: episode 22) screens again on ITV3 at 13.00 & 17.50 on Friday, 29 January 2016 and will be available to view on ITV Hub for 30 days thereafter.  

Guest stars are John McArdle, Kathy Jamieson (McArdle), Peter Amory (Emmerdale's Chris Tate), and Joanna David.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Old Faces, New Beginnings...

Welcome to my writing blog.  I started my career in TV drama many moons ago, as a development executive at independent Zenith Productions, where I script-edited Hamish Macbeth (series 2 & 3), among other shows.

In the 2000s, I branched out as a scriptwriter on long-running series such as EastEnders, Casualty, and Heartbeat.  The last few years have been consumed by family responsibility (as I have discussed on my other blog, Dementia Just Ain't Sexy); but after that unintentional break, I'm returning to the fray!

I'll be posting here about new projects in due course.  In the meantime, check out a few classic moments from past work in the YouTube links on the right…

EastEnders: Trevor corners Little Mo in the Ladies' at her trial for his attempted murder
Trevor in the witness box

Little Mo in the dock

Little Mo breaks down

The Slater sisters comfort Little Mo

Dennis Rickman chats up Kat

Alfie witnesses the blossoming romance of Dennis & Kat

Sonia and the vicar prepare a surprise for Dot...