RADIO PLAYS AND STORIES

MURMUR OF A SUMMER’S DAY

60-minute original drama. Radio 4 Afternoon Play, directed at BBC Pebble Mill and on location by Peter Windows, 1987.

REQUIEM FOR EDDIE

15-minute original story. Produced by Barbara Crowther, R4, 1987.

UNCLE VICTOR

15-minute original story. Produced by Mitch Raper, R4, 1988.

A FROZEN STREAM CALLED WOUNDED KNEE

60-minute original drama, R4 Monday Play. Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan. 2 broadcasts, 1992; produced Radio South Africa, 1994.

DEAD MAN’S BUTTON

30-minute original drama. Produced by Andy Jordan, R4 1994; Radio South Africa, 1995.

DANGEROUS SAMPLES

60-minute original drama, R4 Afternoon Play directed by Cathryn Horn, 1996 (rpt 1998). Radio South Africa, 1996.

ACCOMMODATING LENA

30-minute original drama, written for performance by 3rd year students at Cygnet Training Theatre (writer-in-residence project). Produced by Keith Slade for BBC Radio Devon, 1997.

PLANTATION

60-minute radio adaptation of own stage play. Produced by Andy Jordan for BBC World Service, Play of the Week, Jan-Feb 1998.

APOSTLE OF LIGHT

45-minute original drama. R4 Afternoon Play, Jan 2002 (rpt Christmas Day 2002), produced by Cherry Cookson. Rpt BBC7, Producer’s Choice, 2004, and for Braille Bicentenary, 2009.

THE COLOURS OF STEAM

45-minute original drama. R4 Afternoon Play Nov 2003, produced by Cherry Cookson.

A FULL LISTING OF JOHN’S RADIO WORK, ARCHIVED BY THE BRITISH LIBRARY, CAN BE FOUND ON THE SUTTON ELMS SITE: www.suttonelms.org.uk.jpilkington.html

PLAYS FOR THE THEATRE

SPINDLE-SHANK EM

One-woman play. Readings, Royal Shakespeare Co Fringe, Kings Head Theatre, 1990. Performed by Helen Higham, directed by Alec Linstead.

HEARTLAND

One-act play. Wessex Actors Co tour, 1993. Directed by Michael Barry.

Plantation

PLANTATION

Orchard Theatre Co, 1995. West Country tour and London transfer (Battersea Arts Centre). Directed by Bill Buffery. Music by Tom Nordon, design by Rachel Skelton.
Photo: Steve Tanner Fotographics Ltd

‘A drama of epic proportions… compelling theatre’
The Stage

‘A rich blend of powerful themes… vibrant and original’
Western Morning News

The Wrestling Field

THE WRESTLING FIELD

Large-scale Community Play, Exeter Festival, 1996. Directed by John Whitehead and Rick Westhorpe. Music by Rick Westhorpe, design by Claire Kelly.

‘You want something like this to be good, but hardly expect it to be so hugely enjoyable…spine-tingling drama and outstanding performances in a cast of 44’
Express and Echo

‘A triumph… the community event has a meaning for those involved that transcends theatre and art’
The Buzz, ‘Community Plays’

TELEVISION

DOCTORS

BBC1 Daytime drama series. Six episodes, broadcast 2002-2005.