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Jim Poyser radio plays

JIM POYSER Jim Poyser is an experienced radio writer and producer. A few of the plays in which he's been involved are listed below. I have no biographical details; please contact me if you are able and willing to assist.

TOO UP TOO DOWN....2008
18 Feb 08. Comedy about love, life and five-a-side football. ...... Jason Done Susie ...... Emma Cunniffe Beanie ...... Ian Puleston-Davies Micky ...... Graeme Hawley Ursula ...... Emma Hughes-Jones Sharon ...... Helen Moon Tony/Hans ...... Greg Milburn Kosta ...... Hamilton Berstock. Directed by Gary Brown.

THE KILLING OF DR. MORGAN....2007
3 Mar 07. Saturday play. Thriller. Andrew lives a comfy middle class life - then his wife's best friend is murdered and his world crumbles. Andrew ...... Richard Lumsden, Lisa ...... Zara Turner, David ...... Philip Bretherton, Keegan ...... Andrew Dunn, Katya ...... Szilvi Naray-Davey, Timon ...... Parvez Qadir, Higgo ...... Hamilton Berstock.

HERO JONES....2005
27 Aug 05. Saturday Play. Adonis Anthony/Malcolm Raeburn/Reece Dinsdale/Rea Donovan/Sinead Douglas/Giuliano Crispini.

ANOTHER PART OF THE WOOD....2004
By Steve Jacobs, R4, 1415, 2 Apr 04. A couple move to rural France to get away from the rat race. For a while everything is fine. Then Bob meets local beauty Sylvie, whose husband Benoit is older, suspicious, and armed. With Christine Cox, Malcolm Scates, Caroline Preller, Alexander Delamere and Eric Potts; director Jim Poyser.

SEVEN FLOORS....2003
There were shades of Kafka in SEVEN FLOORS (R4, 1415, 18 Jun 03), by Dino Buzzatti, adapted by Martin Shea, James O'Neill and Eamonn O'Neill. Giovanni is sent to hospital even though there's nothing much wrong with him, and is given a bed on the top floor. But it's not a normal hospital; the patients are housed on each storey according to the severity of their conditions. When we reach the ground floor there are no doctors, only priests, and the rumour is that if you go this low, your number is up. A series of bureuacratic blunders starts Giovanni's descent...the play starred June Whitfield as the narrator, Adrian Scarborough as the victim, and Michael Begley, Sally Bretton, Zoe Hendry and Paul Hilton as the medics. The director was Jim Poyser.

MY COMPUTER TOLD ME TO DO IT....2003
23 Sep 03. By Jim Poyser. A comedy about a guy who increasingly retreats into the virtual world of his computer rather than interact with real life.

MY DAD KNOWS....2003
By Gary Brown. A fast-paced comedy about football, sex and sacred Jewish scriptures, with some double-dealing thrown in. R4, 19 Jun 03, 1415. As Mark prepares for his bar mitzvah in 1973 he starts to realise that his father has a dark secret. With Sue Jenkins,Adam Paulden, Terence Mann, Lloyd Peters, Malcolm Raeburn, Naithan Arlane, Mark Chatterton, Laurence Josephson, Stuart Richman, Gregg Baines, Asad Waheed, George Feld, Ian Oster; director Jim Poyser.

EENIE MEENIE MACKA RACKS....2002
By Julia Copus, afternoon play, 4 Sep 03. Ten year old Jess masks the unhappiness of her broken home through a fantasy world of magic and film. But her childish daydreams are punctured when she starts learning the truth about the adults who surround her.

Jess ...... Poppy Rush
Mr Khan ...... Vincent Ebrahim
Alice ...... Rosie Fleeshman
Mum ...... Sian Reeves
Siddeeq ...... Parvez Qadir
Directed in Manchester by Jim Poyser. This play won a Bradley Award in 2002 in the 'serious drama' category.

THE VOICE OF ANGELS....2004
Jan 2004, by David Goodland. True story of the "Liverpool Poisoning Case" in the summer of 1889 made international headlines when 28-year-old American Florence Maybrick was tried for the murder of her husband James. But Florence put forth an extraordinary defence. With Fiona Clarke, Margaret Robertson, Angus Wright, Alexander Delamere, Kenneth Alan Taylor, Joseph Millson, and Vashti Maclachlan. Director Jim Poyser.

compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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