Demon Brother will be repeated on BBC Radio 4 on Monday and Tuesday of next week. (1st & 2nd February 2016)
I previously blogged about this 2-part thriller here
Both Parts are now available for download as Drama of the Week
My 2-part radio drama Demon Brother is on Radio 4 next week.
(Wed 22nd & Thurs 23rd January 2014 BBC Radio 4 – 2.15pm)
It’s a dark psychological thriller about a pair of twins – Jasper and Eddie – who have been estranged all their lives, until their dad dies – They’re both played by Shaun Dingwall.
Part 1 is Jasper’s Story and from his point of view, Part 2 is Eddie’s – it’s best to listen to them in order – as there is a bigger story going on in there.
Also in the cast we have – Valene Kane, Kenneth Cranham, Vera Filatova, Simon Ludders, and John Norton. It is produced/directed by James Robinson.
We recorded the play in the bbc studio in Cardiff – (lovely team.)
The Radio Times Preview can be found here
The BBC page for the play is here
***Update – 7th Feb 2014 ****
Just want to say thanks for the kind comments I’ve received about this play. -MB
My play about the uneasy relationship between film director Michael Reeves and actor Vincent Price – on the set of seminal 60s English horror movie “The Witchfinder General” – was first broadcast on Radio 4 in the Saturday play slot in 2010.
It’s now been brought to my attention that the play can be listened to Here
There’s also a very good and insightful review / essay written about the play that is HERE – (Even if they do get the title of the play slightly wrong!)
I remember having a roaring time recording the play in Cardiff. The cast included: Kenneth Cranham as Tony Tenser, Nickolas Grace as Vincent Price, and Blake Ritson as Michael Reeves.
*UPDATE* – 1st March 2013-
“Vincent Price and the Horror of the English Blood Beast” will be repeated on Radio 4 next Friday (8th March) evening at 9pm.
*UPDATE* – 7th November 2015 – just seen that the play is up on Youtube.
Radio 4 are repeating The Rain Maker on Wednesday 4th July at 2.15pm. (It was first broadcast 2 years ago.)
The play tells the story of a father and son who take a trip to a cabin in some remote woods to repair their relationship. It is a kind of psychological thriller… There are references to a supernatural world – and I wrote the play after a re-reading of ‘The Golden Bough’ by Sir James Fraser.
We recorded the play in a real forest – and it was not without incident.
The Producer wrote a blog about it, at the time, that can be found HERE
Kenneth Cranham plays the Father. Joe Dempsie plays the son.
(I have previously blogged on this play HERE.)
**Update** – THE RAIN MAKER is being repeated on Radio 4 Extra next week – Wed/Thurs – 9/10th October 2013