Category Archives: radio

Hannah Vincent’s play wins BBC Audio Award

Hannah Vincent’s radio play Come to Grief has won an award for Best Drama in the Adaptation category in the 2015 BBC Audio Awards, announced on 1st February. The judging panel said that the script, adapted from Hannah’s own stage play, … Continue reading

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Hannah Vincent’s debut novel is published

I am pleased to announce that my debut novel Alarm Girl is published in August 2014.  The novel is set in South Africa and is partly narrated by eleven-year old Indy, who is visiting her father there for the first … Continue reading

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Ida and Louise – a radio commission for Jane Purcell

I’ve just been commissioned to write a five part Woman’s Hour Drama based on the lives of Ida and Louise Cook.   Both were avid opera lovers and during their travels to Europe in the 1930s became aware of the persecution … Continue reading

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All-Action Radio Road Movie

The story of Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the inventor of the pedal cycle, is well known in Dumfriesshire, but he doesn’t seem to get due credit elsewhere. Time, I thought, to put the record straight, and give him his own radio play.  … Continue reading

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Jane Purcell: BBC Radio 4 play commission

The way that BBC Radio 4 works is that you send in an idea, jumping through about 356 hoops while you do so.  Then you wait and wait and at some point you might hear that your idea has gotten … Continue reading

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