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.
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.
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
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.
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
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