Category Archives: Radio & TV

Winter Downs reprise : Nelli Rees – the Casting #winterdowns #crime #reading

Continuing my reprise of the Winter Downs blog tour  here is the posting hosted by the writer and jazz singer Nelli Rees – originally posted here.

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Jan Edwards has had her new novel “Winter Downs” published (Penkhull Press). Find below more information about the book and the writer, as well as what Jan said when asked, who would be playing the main parts if her book were made into a film or a TV series (you all know my passion for movies!).

This is the reply I got from Jan to my question, who she would like to play the parts if the book were dramatised:

When Nelli asked me who I would cast for Winter Downs as a film or TV series I have to admit to a slight panic; not least because I can never remember names! After a monster Googling session I have come up with a few possibilities for just the main protags on either side. (The full cast would take months!).

As this is a game of fantasy casting I decided that money would be no object and angled that my imagination could come up with – taken from the great and the good in British acting!

Winter Downs the movie would star:

aaaaaThe good guys: Rose ‘Bunch’ Courtney: 30 years old. Dark hair and hazel eyes. More at home in jodhpurs than the designer clothes one of her standing is expected to wear. Very capable, athletic and terribly posh. Michelle Dockery would be the main woman. But Emily Blunt would also be a good fit, or Kate Beckinsale. Though Kristen Scott Thomas is the image I had in mind as I was writing.

aaaaa1Daphne ‘Dodo’ Tinsley – Bunch’s sister: 20 years old but the war has already made her a widow. She is shapely and blonde – young for her age but with a hint of sadness about her. Far more of a classic ‘English Rose’ than Bunch. Emma Watson was an obvious choice. Followed by Antonia Clarke, or Gabriella Wilde?

aaaa2Chief Inspector Wright : Forty+ years old. Tall, bordering on gaunt with a deceptive calm, which lulls suspects into mistaking him for an ordinary man. Jude Law or Benedict Cumberbatch are my obvious first choices, with James McAvoy as back up.

 

On the side of villainy:

aaaa3Olivia Tinsley: late 40s early 50s. An elegant woman with an edge, who knows what she wants and gets it. Joanna Lumley would always be my front runner, followed by Anna Chancellor.

 

aaa5Percy Guest : one of those men who looks anywhere between 35 and 50. An east end villain, slightly built with a whipcord agility, easy going charm that can switch into menace at a blink. David Tennant obviously! Subs on that team are Jason Flemyng or maybe Danny Dyer.

Now that I have got started I could go on… but five is probably enough

Winter Downs by Jan Edwards, Penkhull Press,ISBN 978-0-9930008-6-7

Available in Paperback and Kindle edition: UK  and US

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White Witch Interviews #drwho #reeltime #tv

Last weekend was all about filming interviews for the extras disc that will accompany White Witch of Devil’s End. Those who follow my blog will recall that this is a Dr Who project from Reel Time Pictures starring Damaris Hayman, reprising her role of Olive Hawthorne from Dr Who’s ‘The Daemons’ (which was first screened in 1971! Over 45 years ago!)

White Witch of Devil’s End is a monologue written by  Sam Stone, Jan Edwards, David J Howe, Raven Dane, Debbie Bennett and Suzanne J Barbieri – which will hopefully also spawn an anthology from Telos Publishing (more on that another time).

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On The Radio #radio #winterdowns #crimefiction

I shall be up bright and early on Saturday – no lie in to prepare for Winter Downs launch day because  I shall be chatting with Stuart Ellis and Jodie Looker  on their Saturday Breakfast show at 7.45 am!

Getting exciting now!

Always Fun #6townsradio @6TRcurtaincall

Good time had on 6 Towns Radio Curtain Call show with Becs and Rob!

Misha and I always have fun with our semi-regular slots on the show talking about writers, writing and writing events in and around Stoke-on-Trent, and last saturday was no exception!

 

 

 

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as an aside – note the grin.  Compare and contrast with my school photo from an undisclosed year!

6towns radio!

Misha Herwin and I will be on 6Towns radio – Curtain Call Show

 listen in sometime between 4.15 and 5,00 pm!

6Towns Radio @6TRcurtaincall @MishaHerwin

Misha and I will be chatting with  Becs and Rob about books and writing today (Saturday 10th dec)  at around 4.15pm on the:

Curtain Call Show-6towns digital Radio Station

Always fun!

 

Misha and Me on 6towns #radio #6×6

Curtain call Cloud now available for our broadcast from October!  (we appear around 55 mins)