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original drama

Mosley Must Fall, BBC Radio 4

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 -  Play of the Week , BBC podcast; Critic's choice, Daily Telegraph; "Compelling" Mail on Sunday; "Engaging" Spectator

The story behind the play                                                  Listen here

My Cambodian Twin, BBC Radio 4

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

Find out more about Annie Caulfield

adaptation

Borstal Boy, BBC Radio 4

Adaptation of Brendan Behan’s classic memoirs Borstal Boy, starring Brendan Coyle as older Behan and Johnny Holden as young Behan, broadcast  in the yera of what would have bene his 100th birthday. 

Pick of the Week – The Observer, Sunday Express; Pick of the Day – The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, I newspaper, Daily Express, Radio Times; “Vivid dramatization…surprisingly tender” - The Observer; “Lovely adaptation” - Radio Times;  "Top marks to McNamara and to the two Behans, man (Brendan Coyle) and boy (Johnny Holden)" - The Tablet
 

documentaries

From Inside: The Guildford Four, BBC Radio 4

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. Presented by Martin McNamara

Listen to the documentary here                        The story behind the letters

 

The Parting Glass' BBC Radio 4

 Documentary on the tragic history of Irish migration. Presenter Fintan O'Toole with guests including Colm Toibin. Produced by Martin McNamara
 

entertainment

Reasons To Be Cheerful, BBC Radio 4

Helped devise and co-produced 'Reasons To Be Cheerful', a Saturday morning factual entertainment show for BBC Radio 4, which challened the Grumpy Old Men videw of the world,  with guest presenters incluidng Meera Syal, Gordon Kennedy, Jake Arnott and Katherine Whitehorn. RTBC ran for three series

Freelance contributor to BBC Radio 4's 'From Our Own Correspondent', BBC Radio London, ABC Radio in US and other broadcasters

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