After perhaps a longer gap than usual, BBC Radio Drama have delved back into their Resnick archives and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week (December 6-8) will be broadcasting the three part dramatisation of the third Resnick novel, Cutting Edge, first published by Viking in 1991. Produced by David Hunter from my script and featuring Tom Georgeson as DI Charlie Resnick, Nottingham’s finest, it was originally broadcast in May 1996. Other actors featured include Paul Bazeley (currently on your TV in Such Brave Girls), Sean Baker, Kate Eaton, Gillian Bevan and John Simm.

Up to this point, Resnick had been portrayed by Tom Wilkinson, both on television and radio, but for this production he was unavailable, and so we turned to Tom Georgeson, who had been in the BBC TV version of Rough Treatment and so was aware of the overall set up and Resnick’s character.

The three episodes will each be aired on Radio 4 Extra several times a day and can all be listened to later on BBC Sounds. Details here …



Chuffed to annunce that my new collection of poems – On Balance – will be published by Shoestring Press in November.

There will be two launch readings: the first at Owl Bookshop in Kentish Town, North London, on Tuesday, 21st November, when I will be reading alongside the renowned Woody Haut, who will be reading from his recent book of poems based on film noir movies, On Dangerous Ground.

On the following evening, Wednesday 22nd, I shall be reading at Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham, in the company of another Shoestring poet, Julie Lumsden, who will be reading from her most recent collection, Dog Days.

The Owl event kicks off at 6.30pm and although it is unticketed they are operating a reservation list.

020 7485 7793

Five Leaves begins at 7.00pm and if you’re thinking of coming along I strongly recommend getting onto their website and booking a ticket. It’s a great place to read – and listen – but space is limited and I know – just checked – that tickets are already selling.

0115 8373097

If you can’t make it to either evening, but would like to buy a copy of the book (of course you would) it can be ordered through your local friendly independent bookstore (the distributors are Central Books) or, alternatively, both Owl and Five Leaves operate very efficient mail order departments.