PATRICK CARROLL
Literary C.V. & Credit List

SONGWRITING:

A number of song lyrics performed and recorded by various (mainly Irish) artists including Sweeney’s Men, The Johnstons, The Peelers, Noel Murphy, The Tinkers, Andy M. Stewart & Manus Lunny, also Barry Dransfield, Alexis Korner’s C.C.S. and David Carroll & The Migrating Fellows.

POETRY & FICTION:

Verse and short stories published in periodicals including The Kilkenny Magazine, Hibernia, Irish Press, and Folk Review.

JOURNALISM & MISCELLANEOUS:

Articles, profiles and reviews on a variety of topics, notably traditional music and musicians, local history and sport, published in Melody Maker, Dublin Evening Herald, Folk Review, Sing Out, Society, The Guardian, Somerset Magazine, Bristol Evening Post, The National Pastime &c. Has written extensively about baseball, is past-chairman of the U.K./Europe History (now Origins) Committee of SABR U.K., the British chapter of the international baseball research society. Features in the film documentary Baseball Discovered, produced under the auspices of Major League Baseball. Also contributed the chapters on sport and leisure for the Hamlyn/Octopus books, New York – Traditions (published July 1998) and Dublin – Traditions (published March 2000).

TELEVISION:

Wolcott (with Barry Wasserman) – 4X50min original police drama serial. Produced by Black Lion films for ATV. Broadcast on ITV Network, January 1981. (Britain’s first home-produced mini-series.)

Howard’s Way – Episode 4 of the original series. Commissioned by BBC Television. First broadcast September 1985.

RADIO:

Where Are You, Wally? (with Barry Wasserman) – Original 90min comedy drama. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Department. Produced by Ned Chaillet & first broadcast on Saturday Night Theatre, May 1986.

The Slip (with Barry Wasserman) – Original 90min comedy drama. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Department. Produced by Janet Whitaker & first broadcast on Saturday Night Theatre, April 1988.

Peeler – Original 6X30min drama serial built around the founding of the Metropolitan Police. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Department. Produced by Janet Whitaker & first broadcast July/August 1991.

Scattering Day – Original 90min play. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Department. Produced by Pam Brighton & first broadcast July 1991.

Last Kango in Hackney – Original 90min comedy drama (sequel to The Slip).Commissioned and accepted by BBC Radio Drama Department.

The Last Days of William Shakespeare – 10X15min abridgement of the novel by Vlady Kociancich. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Department. Produced by Janet Whitaker & broadcast as Book at Bedtime, February/March 1992.

McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon – 8X15min selection and abridgement of the stories by Joseph Mitchell. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Department. Produced by Ned Chaillet & first broadcast as Book at Bedtime, November/December 1992.

Uncle Fred in the Springtime – 10X15min abridgement of the novel by P.G. Wodehouse. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Department. Produced by Patrick Rayner & first broadcast as Book at Bedtime, April 1994.

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne – 90min dramatization of the novel by Brian Moore. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Department. Produced by Michael Quinn & first broadcast November 1995.

The Mason’s Coin – 15min short story. Produced by Andy Jordan & first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, May 1995.

The Swiss Family Perelman – 5X15min abridgement of the book by S.J. Perelman. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Department. Produced by Ned Chaillet & first broadcast as Book of the Week, September 1996.


Joe Gould’s Secret – 5X15min abridgement of the book by Joseph Mitchell. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Department. Produced by Ned Chaillet & first broadcast as Book of the Week, March 2000.

Evaristo’s Epitaph – Original 45min play. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Department. Produced by Ned Chaillet & first broadcast as BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play, November 2002. 

Bricks & Mortals – No.1 Cross Street, Helston – 30min drama/documentary feature. Commissioned by BBC Radio Drama Dept. Produced by Paul Dodgeson & first broadcast March 2007.

OTHER SCRIPTS:

Raggedy Anne & Andy (with Barry Wasserman) – Original 30min pilot for projected comedy series. Commissioned by BBC Television.


Gryphon (with Peter Robbins) – Feature-length pilot for an original television drama series. Commissioned by D &J Films Ltd. Project ultimately abandoned by Yorkshire Television due to financial considerations.

Guthrie (with Barry Wasserman) – 30min pilot for projected television series from an original idea by Robert Goldin. Commissioned by Goldin-Seddon Ltd.
The Boy Who Invented the Bubble Gun – Feature-length screenplay adapted from the novel by Paul Gallico. Commissioned by Derek Granger for StageScreen Productions Ltd.
Holiday – Original feature-length screenplay. Commissioned by Jaqtar Productions Ltd.

THEATRE:

The Long Meander – Full-length stage play. Recently completed.

BOOK:

The Inn at the Crossroad – An Account of the George Hotel, Crewkerne…Being presently posted on this website in its own category.

PATRICK CARROLL was born in Chicago, grew up in New York City, and has lived for extended periods in Dublin, London, South Somerset and Bristol. He presently lives in Cornwall. In addition to his writing he has been employed at various times as a copywriter, editor, adaptor, historical and forensic researcher and as tutor in creative writing to students ranging from primary school pupils to M.A. candidates. He is a member of the Authors’ Licensing & Collection Society and is a writer/publisher member of the Performing Right Society.


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