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ROBIN BROOKS

Robin Brooks

Robin is one of the most commissioned writers of Radio Drama, working with the BBC and other independent companies as well as for his own company, Allegra.

current work

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Previous radio

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TOLKEIN and C.S.LEWIS for BBC Radio 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hxjrl with Pip Torrens, Hayden Gwynn
Tom Goodman - Hill.

THE GREAT ESCAPE - The Justice, written with Robert Radcliffe
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rv0lm with Stephen Tompkinson

ROB ROY , and THE RED GAUNTLET and THE ANTIQUARY Three adaptations of Walter Scott novels with David Tennant as the narrator.

THE FOX , based on Michael Forwell's book, Blowback; broadcast April and May 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s8mp1

A Larkin Double - JILL

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Robin adapted Philip Larkin’s novel Jill for Allegra Productions.

Ulysses

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In 2012 he dramatised James Joyce’s Ulysses which was broadcast throughout
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/2012/06/dramatising_ulysses.html

I Claudius & I Claudius The God

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In 2011 he wrote highly acclaimed six part adaptation of
I Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/2010/12/robin_brooks_on_dramatising_robert_graves_for_radio.html

Classic Chandler

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Also in 2011, for the Classic Chandler season, Robin adapted the following novels by Raymond Chandler for the Saturday play:
The Big SLeep, The High Window, Poodle Srings, Farewell My Lovely
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/classic-chandler/

other work

Previous work directed by Fiona McAlpine with Allegra Productions and Pacificus Productions include five afternoon plays Duce’s Bonce, (Allegra) A Warning to the Furious, (Allegra) Love and Friendship (Pacificus), A Quick Change (Pacificus), The Smallest Man in Christendom (Pacificus).

Other key adaptions include Terry Pratchett’s Mort, Wilkie Collins Armadale , Basil, Daphne Du Maurier My Cousin Rachel and Boswell’s Life of Johnson.

Robin has written for Children for over thirty years, including several original musicals, including Dracula – The Musical, Androcles and the Lion and The Nose (adapted from Gogol).

His book, The Portland Vase is published by HarperCollins and Duckworth.

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