At last the new story is out

 

Finally, I have managed to get Scaife & Scaife up onto Smashwords. I’m quite pleased with it. I guess it’s more in the strain of Razorback than Patasola or The Anatomy Inspector. Meanwhile I’m polishing up another creepy story, called There are no wolves in Lancashire, which might be described as a metamorphic tale. Certainly the inspiration came from Ovid via the Ted Hughes version. The following is my version of Hughes’s version of Ovid:

Ovid tells us that the first werewolf was Lycaon, the cannibal king of Arcadia. He tells us that unspeakable crimes and insufferable pride brought lightning down upon the head of the king. Quite literally so. The shock of primal force evidently drove Lycaon from his wits. In his madness Lycaon believed he had metamorphosed into a wolf. He behaved as a wolf. He lived as a wolf. And over time he became a wolf. What Ovid fails to tell us, though, is how the other wolves, the natural-born wolves, responded to the interloper.

Lancashire wolf

 

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A Cold War thriller from the writer of “These Foolish Things”

Nobody seems to remember Eric Maschwitz nowadays but back in the Thirties he was one of the biggest names in British entertainment.  He was the first editor of the Radio Times, he was Director of B…

Source: A Cold War thriller from the writer of “These Foolish Things”

BBC Audio Drama Awards

The winners of the BBC Audio Drama Awards  for 2013, announced yesterday, include:

Best Original Audio Drama (Single play)

Billions by Ed Harris, produced by Jonquil Panting, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

Best Audio Drama (Series or Serial)

An Angel At My Table, written by Janet Frame, adapted by Anita Sullivan, produced by Karen Rose, Sweet Talk for Radio 4

Best Audio Drama (Adaptation)

Sword Of Honour by Evelyn Waugh and dramatised by Jeremy Front, produced by Sally Avens, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

Best Actor in an Audio Drama

Lee Ross in King David, produced by Mary Peate, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 3

Best Actress in an Audio Drama

Christine Bottomley in My Boy, produced by Polly Thomas, Somethin’ Else for Radio 4

Best Supporting Actor in an Audio Drama

Shaun Dooley in The Gothic Imagination: Frankenstein, produced by Marc Beeby, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

Best Supporting Actress in an Audio Drama

Claire Rushbrook in King David, produced by Mary Peate, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 3

Best Use of Sound in an Audio Drama

He Died With His Eyes Open, produced by Sasha Yevtushenko, sound design by Caleb Knightley, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

Full details here.