Allegra Productions



ScriptLab East:

Regular Rehearsed Readings

At Aldeburgh Cinema.



Theatre Production

Radio Drama


Voice Over

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Robin Brooks     Fiona McAlpine






Robin Brooks



In 2012 he dramatised James Joyce’s Ulysses which was broadcast throughout


In 2011 he wrote highly acclaimed  six part adaptation of

I Claudius and Claudius the God  by Robert Graves.



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


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



Robin Brooks was born in Leeds and brought up in Sheffield and Manchester. 

He won an exhibition at Christchurch College, Oxford, where he studied English Literature.  He started writing for Empty Space Theatre company in 1989. His first critical success was an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 'THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE' which was performed all over the world from 1990 to 1997. He started writing Radio drama for R4 in 1992 and has since written many plays and series. He lives and works in Suffolk.


education & background



I Claudius & I Claudius The God


Classic Chandler


A Larkin Double - JILL

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.


other work

August 2007 Aldeburgh & 1st club A 030
chandler photo


portland vase young larkin

Robin Brooks Writing credits


One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Solzhenitsyn June 2019

The Christchurch Murder by Angela Carter 22 Sept 2018

Memento Mori  by Muriel Spark   BBC Radio 4  Jan 2018

4/4 (with Sarah Wooley)  BBC Radio 4 2018

Byzantium  BBC Radio 3 2018 March 4th 2018

Get Carter  ( A season by & about Angela Carter) BBC Radio 4  2018

Turgenev's First Love (Abridger &Producer)

The Dark Tower  (Director)  by Louis MacNeice. BBC Radio 3 / Snape Maltings

Ten Days that Shook the World  by John Reed.  BBC Radio 4   Oct 2017

The Present Experiment a play celebrating The Third Programme's 70th birthday 29th Sept 2016

Remorse, or the Sorrows of Samuel Taylor Colerdige for BBC Radio 3

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu  for Audible Originals

The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch, starring Jeremy Irons  BBC Radio 4

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald  BBC Radio 4

The Antiquary by Walter Scott BBC Radio 4

Iris Murdoch : Dream Girl, starring Helen McCrory BBC Radio 4

I am the very Model of a modern major General (with Simon Butteriss) BBC Radio 4

Britten's Got Talent for New Wolsey Theatre studio.

The Decameron  by Boccacio.  BBC Radio 3

Lanark by Alisdair Grey  BBC Radio 4

August 1914 by Solzhenitsyn  BBC Radio 3


Recent abridgements  Rabbit Redux by John Updike, Candide by Voltaire  Transcription by Kate Atkinson, Hello World by Hannah Fry, Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor,  First Love by Turgenev, Fall down 7 times, get up  8,  by Naoki Higashida.  Go set a Watchman by Harper Lee, Lie of the Land, by Amanda Craig,  Dark Corners  by Ruth Rendell



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

rob roy


ulysses photo Robert Graves

Previous radio



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



Robin Brooks