William Gallagher (writer)
William Gallagher at PoWWoW Litfest 2012
recorded August 2013
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William Gallagher is a British writer and journalist. He has written Doctor Who audio plays for the Big Finish range, the stage play Manhattenhenge (2008–2009) and the Rhubarb Radio series Attachment (2009). His book on Alan Plater's The Beiderbecke Affair was published by the British Film Institute and Palgrave Macmillan on 28 September 2012.
On publication of the book, he released an Author Video about the writing of it and a series of Beiderbecke podcasts: video interviews and audio commentaries for selected episodes of the Beiderbecke saga.
In March 2011 he announced on his 'Self Distract' blog that he was writing a four-part Doctor Who audio for Big Finish which is called Wirrn Isle. It was released in March 2012 and starred Colin Baker.
In February 2013 his third Big Finish story, Doctor Who: Spaceport Fear, was released. The two-hour radio comedy drama stars Colin Baker as the Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Mel with guest star Ronald Pickup. A fourth, Doctor Who: Scavenger is due in March 2014.
Since December 2014, Gallagher has written app reviews and other features on MacNN.com.
|Doctor Who: Scavenger||Big Finish||Scriptwriter, full-cast audio drama, 2014|
|Self Distract: from Doctor Who fan to Radio Times and Big Finish||Dark Ride Publishing||Writer, book 2013|
|The Blank Screen||Dark Ride Publishing||Writer, book 2013|
|Radio Times: Cover Story||Radio Times
|Co-writer, book 2013|
|Fat Priests||Birmingham Rep||Short play, 2013|
|Doctor Who: Spaceport Fear||Big Finish
|Scriptwriter, full-cast audio drama, 2013|
|BFI Television Classics: The Beiderbecke Affair||British Film Institute
|Writer, book 2012|
|Doctor Who: Wirrn Isle||Big Finish
|Scriptwriter, full-cast audio drama, 2012|
|Doctor Who: The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories||Big Finish
|Scriptwriter, full-cast audio drama, 2010|
|UK DVD Review||Dark Ride Productions||Review podcast, 2005–10|
|Attachment||Rhubarb Radio/iTunes||Scriptwriter, radio series, 2009|
|Manhattenhenge||Carriageworks Theatre||Scriptwriter, stage play, 2008/9|
|Harvest Festival, PI||Carriageworks Theatre||Scriptwriter, stage play, 2008/9|
|Innocence||Swan Playwright's Festival||Scriptwriter, stage play, 2008|
|Time and the Conway Twitty Appreciation Society||Birmingham Hippodrome||Scriptwriter, stage play, 2007|
|EastEnders||BBC website||Scriptwriter, online fiction, 1999|
|Casualty||BBC website||Scriptwriter, online fiction, 1999|
Awards and nominations
|2011||AAA Screenplay Contest (United States)||Wasps||TV pilot||Honourable Mention|
|2008||Red Planet Prize||Wasps||TV pilot||finalist|
|2008||Swan Playwrights Award||Innocence||One-Act Thriller||Won|
- "The Beiderbecke Affair". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
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- "Entertainment | Moyles show tops UK podcast chart". BBC News. 2005-08-01. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- "WIRED WORLD; Cell can name that tune in". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2004-09-26. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- William Gallagher (2011-03-17). "William Gallagher: Self Distract: I've been keeping something from you". Williamgallagher.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "184. Scavenger - Doctor Who - Main Range - Big Finish". Big Finish. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "podcast". www.williamgallagher.com. Retrieved 2012-07-02.