Been listening to the 5th series of radio drama The Corrupted, by G.F. Newman, on BBC Sounds. Absolutely wonderful series with an explosive mix of corrupt politics, judiciary, police, and underworld villains. Also a particularly corrupt businessman, who one way and another manages to manipulate all parties so he can rise in the world, and accumulate fabulous wealth and power. No matter how honest parties in law and order try to bring them down, dark forces move to thwart them at every turn. From first series to the latest fifth, it's compulsive listening. The radio drama is based on Newman's 2009 novel Crime and Punishment. He's also a television producer, with the Judge John Deed TV series among his productions. For listeners outside the UK who want to listen to BBC Sounds programmes there's info here.
Since my December post about working on a new book, I've now nearly completed the preliminary story. Since I handwrite my narratives first, finding that helps storyline flow better, I'm now approaching the next stage of typing it up on screen, then editing before publication. Hopefully will be ready within a month or two, depending on whatever else life events that may act to delay the process. Also now thought of a title. The Darkness In Phantoms.
I live in Aylesbury UK with my wife, Jenny, and a tabby cat called Lightning. I've loved writing from a very early age and went on to work in journalism for 30 years. Have also produced audio dramas for hospital radio, and spent several years in theatre and independent film acting. Jenny and I have a son and daughter and two wonderful grandchildren.