We'd Like A Word

4. Anthony Horowitz on life after death

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By We'd Like A Word
A podcast & radio show about words: writers, readers, books, poetry, lyrics, scripts, comedy, illustrators, agents & all things wordy.
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A Small Odditorium feat. Dr David Bramwell
‘A small Odditorium’ feat. Dr David Bramwell. In this episode Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan meet author, musician, truth-seeker, Utopian and all round oddfellow Dr David Bramwell. Among the topics under discussion are bum readers, the world’s largest underground temple, a haunted moustache, Jacob Rees-Mogg and the Wicker Man. And we’ll be asking ... is Milton Keynes the new Stonehenge? We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out once a fortnight on Wednesday evening on radio and on Thursday morning on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. 
1:07:26
June 5, 2019
4. Anthony Horowitz on life after death
Anthony Horowitz talks about giving new life to characters after their original authors have died. He does it with Ian Fleming’s James Bond - 2 continuation novels Trigger Mortis & now in paperback Forever and A Day. He’s also done it with Sherlock Holmes. And he’s a hugely successful writer of young adult books and TV - Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders, to name but a few. But should popular characters be left alone when their creators die? Are we greedy or blinded by royalties to demand that they’re given extra life after death? Can continuation novels ever live up to the originals? All that and some startling revelations from Anthony Horowitz. We also talk about Sophie Hannah’s resurrection of Agatha Christie’s Poirot and much more on this episode of We’d Like A Word. There's also a competition to win one of Anthony’s books - but you'll have to listen to find out.  We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out once a fortnight on Wednesday evening on radio and on Thursday morning on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. 
1:08:09
May 22, 2019
3. Graham Norton - Can celebrities write good fiction?
Graham Norton - comedian, TV star and Father Ted legend - talks to us about his other life as an author. But do celebrities famous for something entirely different make good writers? Are their books actually any good? Graham Norton may be hilARious (he is), but can he write? You'll have to listen to this episode of We'd Like A Word to find out. He reads from his second novel A Keeper, talks about how he writes, and how he gathers material. And he's funny too. And talks about Ireland, for listeners who like that sort of thing. (Paul does.) There's also a competition to win one of Graham's books - but you'll have to listen to find out.  We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers,  celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out once a fortnight on Wednesday evening on radio and on Thursday morning on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. 
55:56
May 8, 2019
2. Will Dean - the author leading the British invasion into Scandi Noir / Nordic Noir
 Is Scandi Noir still Scandi Noir if a British author is  writing it? Will Dean has gone a long way to immerse himself in Nordic  Noir culture, even building a house in the middle of a Swedish forest.  It's the setting for his edgy thrillers Dark Pines and Red Show,  featuring the deaf journalist and investigator Tuva Moodyson. Will reads  from his latest book, Red Snow, and tells us about life in the forest,  how he writes and his "creeps book". There's also a competition to win  one of Will's books - but you'll have to listen to find out. Some  commentators have suggested that Scandi Noir is now in decline. Are Will  Dean and the other British invaders bringing new life to the genre?  We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio  show from Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers,  celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out once a fortnight on Wednesday evening on radio  and on Thursday morning on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and  Facebook @wedlikeaword and our  email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed  by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps  you'd like to come on We'd  Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet  writers or read out  passages from books. 
50:34
April 1, 2019
1. Words from writers, readers, books, poets, songs, films - We'd Like A Word from Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan.
This is a brief introduction to the We'd Like A Word podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers, poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches, scripts, fiction and non-fiction. We go out once a fortnight on Wednesday evening on radio and on Thursday morning on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com - which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word. We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes, we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear from you - your thoughts, ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books.
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March 30, 2019
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