Yes, yes, I know. I haven’t blogged in ages. I was giving you all a break from me, you see, while you computed minor issues such as world peace, the future of democracy, and your health.
But that break is now OVER, because not only have a new radio play coming tomorrow, there’s news on the last one.
First things first. The latest radio drama, “Every Christmas Story Ever”, a short skit on all those Christmas movies – you know, ALL of them – will be broadcast tomorrow on Scariff Bay Radio at 12 noon (GMT) with the livestream available here:
That’s far too early I know for you westward types, but it’ll be repeated on Sunday 20th December at 7.30pm GMT which I think you agree is a far more civilised time for the other side of the pond.
I’m actually acting in this one, so you have been warned – playing the sceptical counterfoil to a perpetually cheerful lover of Christmas. As if you didn’t see that coming.
“Every Christmas Story Ever” is brought to you courtesy of the gorgeously talented production team behind Mr McGuffin: Director Ruth O’Hagan and Sound Designer & Editor Eoin O’Hagan. We had a lot of fun with this one too.
And now to Mr McGuffin. He’s had some adventures since I gave him his last shameless plug. For starters, he only went and won a prize:
So that was rather excellent, and the entire production team were all delighted with ourselves. Grinning a lot. Finding cause to mention it in every conversation, that kind of thing. I found it went down particularly well at Garda checkpoints.
And then today, we hit the headlines. This is a real newspaper, folks:
Soo there we are in print! (Link to online article above for reasons of legibility and yet more shameless plugging).
And here, last but not least – in fact, it’s quite possibly the most pointly point of this blog post – here is the link to the podcast of Mr McGuffin, for anyone who missed it:
And there he is. I hope you enjoy the fruits of a pandemic-fuelled foray into radio drama. We certainly did, and I hope both plays give you something to laugh about this festive season.
I wish the happiest of happy holidays to all of you. I know most of us will be separated from at least one someone we love. But I hope you see out the end of the year safely, happily and healthily as we look forward to far, far funnier times ahead. And I definitely mean in the HAHA sense. Hohoho.