In the Copse on the Hill

A tragic story told as a mystical folklore tale, based on the true events of a strange and macabre murder in rural Ireland. The story unravels the mystery from the point of view of the various animals in the ecosystem a buried corpse supports.

Jamie received an Arvon Foundation grant to attend a Radio Writing retreat with BBC producer, Jonquil Panting, an experienced radio writer, and a sound recordists. Guided by these industry professionals he completed this radio play. The piece was selected for an industry reading at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. A recording of the reading, with a running time of approx 30 mins, can be heard here.

The script has since been redrafted to fit with the BBC Afternoon Drama slot of 45 mins. If you would like to read the full script, please get in touch.