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The return of bald Eric plus Roger causes custard calamity in this week’s Beano

The return of bald Eric plus Roger causes custard calamity in this week’s Beano

September 10, 2014 2 Comments »

When I was a lad, Bananaman’s alter-ego, Eric Wimp looked like this –> Later, when the BBC Bananaman cartoon came along, Eric suddenly gained a fine head of hair. At... Read More »

New Reluctant Reader coming soon from Badger Learning: The Changeling by Cavan Scott

New Reluctant Reader coming soon from Badger Learning: The Changeling by Cavan Scott

September 8, 2014 No Comments »

Badger Learning have revealed the cover and details of my next Teen Read for Reluctant Readers. Here it is: And here’s the blurb: Have you ever felt like you don’t... Read More »

Who is BananaKid? Plus, Roger meets Rooney!

Who is BananaKid? Plus, Roger meets Rooney!

September 4, 2014 No Comments »

Beanotown has a new champion in my script for this week’s Bananaman - Meet BananaKid! But who is that masked wimp, so wonderfully realised by artist Wayne Thompson? Wayne also provides... Read More »

Mummies and shopping mayhem in this week’s Beano

Mummies and shopping mayhem in this week’s Beano

August 30, 2014 No Comments »

People always ask writers ‘where do you get your ideas from?’. Well, in this week’s Bananaman script it was from my daughter Chloe who, following a school project, became obsessed... Read More »

Dalek alert – Doctor Who Masters of Earth trailer online now!

Dalek alert – Doctor Who Masters of Earth trailer online now!

August 29, 2014 No Comments »

While we wait for the 12th Doctor to meet the Daleks for the first time tomorrow, Big Finish have released the trailer for Doctor Who Masters of Earth. Written by... Read More »

A Beano Hat Trick – Minnie, Bananaman and Roger this week

A Beano Hat Trick – Minnie, Bananaman and Roger this week

August 23, 2014 No Comments »

It’s the last Bank Holiday weekend of the summer so it’ll probably be raining. Why not get a few giggles by grabbing this week’s Beano? How’s that for a terrible... Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Bubblegum Bert in Bananaman

Throwback Thursday: Bubblegum Bert in Bananaman

August 14, 2014 No Comments »

OK, you know Throwback Thursday, that social networking thing where you’re supposed to post embarrassing pictures of yourself as a kid / spotty teen / whenever. Well, this isn’t going... Read More »

9 things about Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles volume nine

9 things about Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles volume nine

August 11, 2014 No Comments »

Yesterday, Big Finish released volume 9 of Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles. To celebrate, here are nine facts about the box set. 1. It contains three new stories by Mark Wright... Read More »

Vienna Series 2 and 3 announced

Vienna Series 2 and 3 announced

August 9, 2014 2 Comments »

Big Finish has just revealed the news that Star Trek‘s Chase Masterson is to return as Vienna Salvatori, the galaxy’s most glamorous assassin. Series two of Vienna will be released... Read More »

The 2014 Beano Summer Special

The 2014 Beano Summer Special

August 8, 2014 2 Comments »

Ah, summer holidays. Back in the days of yore when I was a kid and Curly Wurly’s were bigger (well, they just were), one thing said summer more than anything... Read More »