Brian has written a number of radio plays, which are listed below. He has written several series of Trueman, the detective drama based in Hull (starring Bob Dawes and Duncan Preston) for broadcast on Radio 4 and latterly Radio 7: details are given below.
He is based in Bristol and also writes for TV; credits include The Bill, Byker Grove and Grafters.
BBC RADIO PLAYS
a = afternoon play, f = Friday play
The Three Degrees - Three former students re-unite in their old digs, but one has to be fished out of a canal. He claims he fell in, but the CCTV says otherwise.
A Man's World - Items are being stolen from mothers on a maternity ward. Suspicion is cast on a man working in a woman's profession - midwifery.
The Other Chic - Arson and theft in the lingerie industry.
Love Bytes - A woman is missing, and online role-playing games are involved.
Trueman, March 2007
Vanished - A husband is reported missing, but the wife is not who she claims to be.
Story - A reporter for an online news service falls from a building. Or was she pushed?
Bond - An item of James Bond movie memorabilia is stolen at a fan convention. As usual nobody is who they seem.
Speed - Riley gets a speeding ticket and is obliged to attend a "speed awareness" class, where he spots an ex-con who he thinks is back on his old games.
Murder, gambling, gangsters and poetry....starring Robert Daws & Duncan Preston as DCI Trueman and DS Riley; director Toby Swift. It's murder out there - so what can a middle-aged misfit and a grumpy old man do about it?
THE BEGINNING - a criminology student learns the hard way.
BBC Afternoon Play, Apr. 17 2002. Was the murder of a student a drug wars killing, or are more sinister forces at work? The investigation falls to Trueman, a former high-flying detective. With Robert Daws, Duncan Preston, Katie Kavanagh, Richard Linton. Directed by Toby Swift ..........ps.....to Hans Olsson, who supplied a recording.....many thanks.-N.D.
SOAP GETS IN YOUR EYES....2000
GOING CLEAR....1989, rpt. 28.2.91
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
Asterisked plays known to exist in VRPCC collections
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