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I've been telling stories all my life. As an actor I've spent a career telling other people's, from Charles Dickens to David Walliams. As I writer, I get to create my own!

I have written almost thirty plays which are produced the world over; from USA to New Zealand and just about everywhere in between. They're mostly comedies and frequently win awards in competitions and festivals.

In 2014 I wrote a memoir, Space Precinct Unmasked, detailing my experiences working as an actor on Gerry Anderson's last live action sci-fi series. This was followed by an adaptation of the unscreened pilot episode, Demeter City, and four new short stories featuring the officers of Precinct 88, Space Precinct: Revisited.

As to my own series, I decided I wanted to wr
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If you're on Twitter and have any interest in history, particularly Victorian and Edwardian history, you really should be following @janeyellene, aka 'History Girl'. She posts such evocative photographs and film clips from the era, that I often expect to see one of the characters from my Bowman Of The Yard series staring back at me. Is that Robert Tompkins taking his chances in front of a rather h Read more of this blog post »
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