Audio Drama

PAUL BLINKHORN

DIRECTOR & WRIT

AUDIO DRAMA

OMEGA - a four-part series by Elizabeth Parikh


Produced by Wireless Theatre Company

- Ep 1 released in November 2019

- Ep 2 released in December 2019

- Ep 3 to be released in January 2020

- Ep 4 to be released in February 2020


(as director and producer)


Newly qualified Police Officer PC Gifty Zahra has at

last fulfilled a lifelong ambition to join the force.

Now  on the beat with her mentor DS Angela

Appleby she  is determined to impress and to keep

the streets of North West England safe. After making

a gruesome discovery, the pair find themselves at

the centre of a tangled web of local corruption.



Cast: Jessica Murrain, Rebekah Hinds, Dean Ashton, 

Michael Cahill, Cathy Breeze and Maxine Dubois. 


AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO DOWNLOAD from www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk

 

Engineered by: James Sigee

 

Ep 1 and 2 editing and sound design by: James Sigee

Ep 3 editing and sound design by: Ross Burman

Ep 4 editing and sound design by: Tshari King


It was recorded at the RNIB Talking Books Studios, London.

 

Original Music: Jose Guillermo Puello

Production Assistant: Amber Miller

Produced by: Robert Valentine and Paul Blinkhorn

 



NIGHT OF THE ORCHID - by Marty Ross


Produced by Wireless Theatre Company

- released in October 2018


(as director and assistant producer)


Madeleine Loughran has fled her wedding, seeking

shelter with her beloved Great Aunt at her house in

the snowbound Scottish countryside. In the house's

ruined glasshouse, the blossoming of a single living

flower is the first sign of a passion that will strip bare

the secret history of a house and its inhabitants.


A contemporary Gothic drama of desire and death,

and of love and vengeance beyond the grave.


AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO DOWNLOAD from www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk


Cast: Rebecca Hamilton, Lesley Stone, Valerie Gogan, Peter Hannah & Kevin Devine


Editing and Sound by: Malcolm Thorp & Aaron May

Original Music: Isabel Herschmann


Engineered by Carlos Ziccarelli and Rohan Onraet, and recorded at the Unity Studios, London.

Broadcasting Assistant: Ruth James

Produced by: Jack Bowman & Robert Valentine


I HEART AMY - by Elizabeth Parikh


Produced by Wireless Theatre Company

- released in December 2017


(as director and Assistant Producer)


Young widow Amy is moving forward with her life.

She has arranged to meet up with Joe, an old

‘friend’ to see if the two still share a spark – even

packing her toothbrush, just in case! Joe just

happens to be her dead husband’s best mate

from university who is facing a crossroads of his

own. At Bath Christmas Market the two make their

way through the crowds. Laughing and mulling

over the  past they reach the canal, where they

are finally able to be alone…


AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO DOWNLOAD from www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk


Cast: Helen Phillips, Christopher Lane, Sinead Davies,Rebekah Hinds, Steffan Lloyd-Evans, Gillian McCutcheon, Nav Sidhu, Valerie Gogan and Kevin Devine.

 

Title music performed by Dominic Mason

Directed by Paul Blinkhorn

Produced by Jack Bowman for Wireless Theatre Company


Editing and Sound Design by Malcolm Thorp

Engineered by James Signee, and recorded at the RNIB Talking Books Studios, London.

Broadcasting Assistant: Liis Mikks


Running time:  47 minutes



THE MIGHTY CARLINS - by award-winning

Canadian playwright Collin Doyle.


Produced by Wireless Theatre Company

- released June, 2013


Selected to feature as part of the HEAR Now: The

Audio Fiction and Arts Festival 2014 and the

UK Radio Drama Festival 2015


On the anniversary of his wife’s death, Leo Carlin and

his two sons come together for their traditional night

of sharing memories of the dearly departed Mrs

Carlin. Beers are drunk Plans are hatched. Secrets

are  revealed. The Mighty Carlins is a black comedy

that celebrates a family at its worst.


Cast: Shane Rimmer (Leo Carlin), Christopher Ragland (Mike) and Christian Malcolm (Davey).


AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO DOWNLOAD from www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk


Music by Michael Seal         

Directed by Paul Blinkhorn 

Produced by Jack Bowman and Robert Valentine


Edited by Paul Darling       

Engineered by Carlos Ziccarelli at Unity Studios, London.


Running time: 1 hr 27 minutes

Note: Contains strong language and mature themes.




COUNTRY LIFE - by Peter Briffa


Produced by Wireless Theatre Company

- released November, 2012


In the serene garden of a Devonshire cottage, next door

neighbours Kenneth and Barbara  while away their

twilight years amid cups of tea, bonfires and a nice slice

of Madeira cake. Following the funeral of their friend

Judith, things are disrupted by the arrival of fellow 

mourner Jim who opens up a hornets’ nest of secrets

that leads to blackmail, robbery and possibly even

murder.


AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO DOWNLOAD

from www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk


Cast: Chris Bearne, Marji Campi and David Forest.


Original Music by Simon James Cookson


Directed by Paul Blinkhorn

Produced by Jack Bowman

Edited by Graham Donnelly

Engineered by Carlos Ziccarelli at Unity Studios, London.


Running time: 1 hr 8 minutes

Contact:


email: paul.blinkhorn@gmail.com


twitter: @pwblinkhorn



Reviews

The Mighty Carlins


"enthralling"

- Laurence Raw

Radio Drama Review (2013)


"..an entertaining, compelling, audio drama replete with fun, twists and surprises...It’s intriguing and captivating and at times laugh aloud funny...thoroughly enjoyable and engaging from start to finish"

- Maissa Bessada

SFF Audio (2013).


"Director Paul Blinkhorn orchestrates the guttural opprobrium and speedy altercations while allowing unspoken emotions to gather and surface...Rush, rush, rush to Wireless Theatre Company’s website for a free download of this play"

- Moira Petty

The Stage (2013)


Country Life


"... a charming witty tale of life

in retirement gone awry"

- Radio Drama Revival (2013)


"...cleverly constructed to lull you into

a state of false confidence, as a shaft of black humour cleaves through the script."

- Moira Petty

The Stage (2012)


"...what really counts in Paul Blinkhorn's production is the conflict between the two male protagonists, sparring with one another like a couple of adolescents,

rather than two senior citizens

...a penetrating study of how people like to cocoon themselves from the outside world in their own personal Gardens of Eden..."


- Lawrence Raw

Radio Drama Review (2012)