"All the words and action frame one still, quiet moment where

everything changes."

Anita Sullivan


BBC Radio 4 drama serial for the anniversary of Apollo 11 moon-landing, created from the NASA transcripts of the mission. Moon is broadcast in five parts, one for each day of the journey to the moon surface. Omnibus on July 20th. All episodes available after broadcast on BBC iPlayer/ Sounds.

Launch day July 15th 2019. Read the 'making of' blog.


Shadowbahn won three awards at the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2019: Gold for best drama special, Gold for best sound design (Steve Bond) and Gold for best director (Judith Kampfner).

We're proud to be recognised in such amazing international company!

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I'm an award-winning writer of radio and theatre plays, short-stories, podcasts and video drama. All of my 60+ scripts have been staged or broadcast. 

Writing is exploration. Experience the world as an octopus, a bee, a fox hunter, a musician from Diego Garcia, a companion-robot or a 130 year old woman. Enter a carnivorous beach-hut, swim The English Channel, drink with Faustus and orbit Earth with Gagarin.

My Radio 4 plays are often recorded on location, my theatre work site-specific. I like to work collaboratively, blending script, documentary and improvisation.

I've given MA Creative Writing seminars at Chichester and Canterbury. I also run courses at the Bishopsgate Institute.

p.s I love my job!


Potential theatre commission. Securing rights for adaptation, fingers crossed...

Freewheeler's are in rehearsal with 'Do Not Disturb', a script I've written in collaboration with the company. Ambitious multimedia project. Tour2020, including The Old Market for the Brighton Festival.

Publication. My short story The Tenant has been anthologised in 'Book of the Dead'.  Available on Kindle from Amazon

Shadowbahn was shortlisted for the UK Arias, for Fictional Storytelling.  

Publication. Outside-In Gains a Soul. Short stories by 127 writers, one for each episode of Angel.  For Avert HIV charity.



Moon Radio 4 drama serial for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing.


Mercury 13 Radio 4 drama about the 13 women who passed NASA's male astronaut tests in 1961

The Bee Maker. Radio 4 drama. Humans have symptoms of bee colony collapse. Nominated for Writer's Guild Award

Ring. Cult Japanese horror adapted for Radio 4 Fright Night. Radio Drama Award for sound design

The Octopus.  Radio 4 Drama with a octopus as the lead character, exploring animal consciousness.  Nominated for Radio Drama award