Broadcaster & Novelist

River Lagan, near Belfast

Driving to Dingle

At Ned's Point, Inishowen

“ I can see that this is the job I have been preparing for all my life. I've always loved storytelling. That's why I became a reporter, why I made radio and television documentaries. Now I'm creating fictional stories. ”

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I am writing my fifth novel. E-editions of my first two novels -  Singing Bird and Meeting Point will be published this year by Crux. I present Sunday Sequence on BBC Radio Ulster every other Sunday - you can listen on BBCiPlayer and/or download the Everyday Ethics podcast.  In this week's programme - pilgrimage - ever more popular in a secular age; Terry Waite on peace, forgiveness and being a hostage in Beirut; Philippa Langley on finding the king in the carpark; are humans becoming more intelligent?; and from the best-known writer of Eastenders, a TV drama about Noah and the Ark. Listen at 0830am on Sunday 29th March. And don't forget the clocks go forward this weekend!      

25th March 2015

Nordic Noir

Do you like drama and fiction from Denmark, Sweden and Norway?

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17th March 2015


I came back to Belfast last year – 2014 - after an absence of thirty years. I left a city cowed and scarred by years of sectarian war and little prospect of things changing. I returned to a city changed almost beyond recognition. The politicians are still at war, but the city itself seems at peace.

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