• We Are The Martians – The Legacy of Nigel Kneale

    After a change of publishers I’m delighted to say that the We Are The Martians – The Legacy of Nigel Kneale, edited by Neil Snowdon, is now available for pre-order from PS Publishing. It is due to be published next month. This is a collection of essays and observations about the film and TV work by the incredibly influential and ground-breaking British screenwriter, Nigel Kneale. Here’s the Table of Contents for this terrific anthology, which will be a must for anyone who was a fan of Kneale’s work. CONTENTS Foreword – Mark Gatiss Introduction – Neil Snowdon King Of Hauntology – Mark Chadbourn The Literary Kneale – Tim Lucas The…

  • Celebrating Nigel Kneale

    As mentioned recently I’ve an essay in the forthcoming anthology, We Are The Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale, which is edited by Neil Snowdon and published by Spectral Press. Tied into the launch of the book there will be a rehearsed reading of Kneale’s lost drama The Road at the Horse Hospital, London from 7pm – 10pm on 10 December, organised by Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. It will feature the voice talents of Jonathan Rigby, Mark Gatiss, Jason Morrell (son of Quatermass actor Andre), Claire Louise Amias, Clarence Smith, Annabel Bates, James Swanton, Michael Shaw, and David Morely Hale. After a short break there will be a discussion…

  • keep learning

    I have a strong drive to learn. I love education, although I’m not so fond of the examination process that accompanies it. I was one of those kids that liked going to school so I could learn new things, although I disliked the way it was taught and the endless boring rituals that schooling imposed upon a child. It struck me today that I have nothing lined up for 2007, which is the first time in five years. Here’s what I’ve accomplished since 2002: A beginners course in screenwriting from Filmbase in Dublin (a class a week for eight weeks). A Diploma in Film Studies from NUIG (a class a…