martin mcnamara

London based writer


Coming soon...


Mosley Must Fall

October 1936. Tensions are rising in the streets of East London as Oswald Mosley and his fascists prepare to march through the Jewish and Irish ghetto


BBC Play of the Week

Critic's choice, Daily Telegraph

"Compelling drama", Mail on Sunday

"Engaging", Spectator

The story behind the play                                                                        Listen here


Fifteen gets its television premiere on ShortsTV in the US 20 August 2022

Paul Hill was gaoled for 15 years for crimes he did not commit.  This  is his

story.  Written by Martin McNamara.  Directed by  Sebastien Blanc. Starring

Stefan McCusker. 

"Graphic, painful to watch, but very well done.  A shocking story."  -                     Chris Mullin,  former MP and human rights campaigner 

The story behind the film                                   IMDB link

Official selection at festivals around the world including Taos Shortz Film Fest, New Mexico, 8 Firenze Film Corti International Festival, Florence, Dalmatia Film Festival, Croatia, Ontario International Film Festival, Lift Off Global Network Manchester Film Festival, Festival Angaelica, Duluth, MN, America  and Belfast Film Festival.


My short monologue Dennis available from Green Curtain Theatre  Dennis is performed by the excellent Irish actor Donal Cox.   

A monologue for anyone who has ever attended an Irish funeral, or who knows the name Count John McCormack.

Archive on 4. From Inside: The Guildford Four                    BBC Radio Four

Radio documentary telling the story of Paul Hill and The Guildford Four, based on Hill's prison letters, includes interview with Paul and readings from Jonjo O'Neill.

Produced by Mary Ward Lowery. Presented by Martin McNamara

Listen to the documentary here                                            The story behind the letters

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My Cambodian Twin - radio drama by Martin McNamara


The true story of Annie Caulfield and her determination to complete      her final travel book as she battled illness. Starring Pippa Haywood &    Paul Ritter. Producer Emma Harding. BBC Radio 4, broadcast 2019

'Pick of the Week' The Observer             'Pick of the Week' Radio Four

'An uncompromising and moving paean to love, friendship and bloody-

mindedness'  The Times

Learn about Annie & buy her book, My Cambodian Twin