Fringe benefits for Brigg poet and writer John

Brigg writer and poet John Osborne EMN-150728-165525001
Brigg writer and poet John Osborne EMN-150728-165525001

A Brigg writer is well known for his radio slots, but now he is set for the small screen 
after co-writing a new 
comedy drama.

July saw John Osborne in a series of Sunday evening half hour slots on Radio 4, where he recalled, in his typical dry wit, visits to four British seaside resorts.

‘Don’t Need The Sunshine’ featured childhood visits to Scarborough and a nostalgic look at cricket on the beach, were followed by trips to the Isle of Wight, Barmouth and Southwold.

Later this year, after another session at the Edinburgh Fringe, he will feature on the small screen.

After Hours, a comedy drama he wrote with Molly Naylor, will be on Sky 1 with a highly talented cast and crew including Ardal O’Hanlon, Jaime Winstone, John Thomson and Georgina Campbell.

“It’s been a lot of fun to write, particularly as I’ve been doing it with my friend Molly,” said John.

“It all started with a conversation in a pub three years ago and it’s been quite an adventure learning how to write a sitcom and how to get it on television.

“We were at every day of filming and we can’t wait for other people to see it.”

Delighted with Radio 4 shows

“I’m very happy people liked my new Radio 4 shows,” said John

“I’ve done six of them now and I’ve run out of ideas so not sure when the next one will be, but hopefully I’ll be back at the BBC again before too long.”

Edinburgh Festival

A well-known face at festivals, regularly performing at Latitude, Bestival and Glastonbury, this year’s Edinburgh Fringe will see John present his first ever poetry show ‘Most people aren’t that happy, anyway.’

“Its on at the Voodoo Rooms at 1.30 every afternoon. It’ll be fun,” he said.