Some of the things I have written…

Radio Head

My first book, Radio Head, up and down the dial of British Radio was published by Simon&Schuster and broadcast as Radio 4’s Book of the Week. More recently Don’t Need the Sunshine was published by AA Publishing.

A lovely, engaging writer, finding the joyous in the everyday’ – 

Stuart Maconie on Don’t Need the Sunshine.


artwork by Katie Pope

After Hours.

In 2015 After Hours, the sitcom I co-wrote with Molly Naylor was broadcast on Sky One. It was directed by Craig Cash (The Royle Family) and starred Jaime Winstone, Ardal O’Hanlon and BAFTA winner Georgina Campbell. It’s available to watch on NOW TV.

I have written for Radio too…

I’ve written six half-hour storytelling shows for Radio 4, including John Peel’s Shed, The New Blur Album and Valentine’s Day, starring Isy Suttie, all performed at the BBC Radio Theatre. I’ve also written The 1998 David Bowie Fan Club Picnic for Future Radio, where I presented a show once a week.

I have contributed to the Radio 4 shows Short Cuts and Four Thought as well as having my book Radio Head serialised as their Book of the Week.

‘John’s story left me and my children spellbound and in tears,’ – Stewart Lee writing about Don’t Need the Sunshine on Radio 4.

‘A sweet reminiscence about youth, music and friends, full of heart and soul” Miranda Sawyer in The Observer on The New Blur Album in The Observer.

Theatre shows

My first theatre show John Peel’s Shed, produced by Show+Tell, was a complete sellout at the 2011 Edinburgh festival. It had five star reviews from The Scotsman and The Independent and was adapted for broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

My next show On The Beach was performed at the Pleasance Dome and toured throughout the UK, as did my next shows Circled in the Radio Times, You’re in a Bad Way and My Car Plays Tapes.

I love rural touring and still take John Peel’s Shed on rural touring tours across the UK. If you are interested in booking any of my shows please get in touch.

“Beautifully-written, funny and poignant… Just as John Peel’s records changed his life this lovely, simple, beautifully executed show has enriched ours” 

★★★★★ The Scotsman on John Peel’s Shed


I have performed poetry in pubs, theatres, arts centres and at festivals across the UK. My first pamphlet What if men burst in wearing balaclavas? was published by Nasty Little Press, who also published my first full collection Most people aren’t that happy, anyway.

More recently No-one Cares About Your New Thing and A Supermarket Love Story were published by Go Faster Stripe.

Together with Ella Frears, Joe Dunthorne and Martha Sprackland I present Stress Test, a poetry show on Soho Radio in association with Rough Trade Books.