James Follett FAQ Version 0.80

 

James Follett FAQ Version 0.80

Last Update Saturday, 28 April, 2007 10:30 AM

 

James Follett was born in 1939 in Tolworth in Surrey and is currently moving towards the south coast at about 1/2 a mile a year. James lives in Surrey with his wife, two black and one ginger cats.( Names not known) He was blinded in an accident as a child but his sight was restored in his early teens. He trained to be a marine engineer and also spent some time hunting for underwater treasure in the early 1960's, filming sharks, designing powerboats at Pioneer Designs Godalming till 1975. James did writing technical material for the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) before becoming a full time writer in 1976.

James has written some twenty novels & numerous radio plays and television dramas. With the very successful thriller Mirage, and Tiptoe Boys  which was filmed as WHO DARES WINS. For the last six years James has been in the top band of 100 authors for most borrowed books from public libraries in the United Kingdom. In 1997/98/99 there were only 130 authors who qualified for top band with only 104 in 1996. ames's novels have been translated into 11 languages and he is one of the few British authors whose books have been published in China and Japan

He was the creator of the BBC Radio 4's widely-acclaimed SF saga drama series ames does have an e-mail account and you can contact him via James@marage.demon.co.uk You may have to wait some time for an answer as he has this habit of writing a book or two which takes up a lot of his time James has no web site.The main site of information on all James Follett's work is James Follett Website at www.jamesfollett.dswilliams.co.ukwhich is a semiofficial web site of all work by James Follett.

Latest book by James Follett Temple of the Winds

From book cover

This is a science-fiction thriller based in a West Sussex village, which becomes cut off from the rest of the world after a UFO incident. A local dignitary takes advantage of an obscure Act of Parliament to seize power and impose his rule on the local population. The community descends into moral anarchy and a civil war breaks out - culminating in the trial of one villager for witchcraft The book is approximately 190 000 words in length

Radio Play's

A list of all the Known radio plays by James Follett  that he has written in order of Broadcast on the BBC.

Please note dates are in US format.....just don't ask! DW

Date
 Title
 Duration
 Broadcast Show Notes
11/10/1973
88 Minutes  
Saturday Night Theater BBC R4 1st written work 
07/06/1974
88 Minutes
Saturday Night Theater's BBC Radio 4
08/14/1974
55 Minutes
Afternoon Theater's BBC Radio 4
12/18/1974
55 Minutes
Afternoon Theater's BBC Radio 4
02/22/1975
88 Minutes
Saturday Night Theater's BBC Radio 4
09/04/1975
N/k
The War in Secret BBC Radio 4
09/11/1975
N/k
The War in Secret BBC Radio 4
09/18/1975
N/k
The War in Secret BBC Radio 4
12/31/1975
55 Minutes
Afternoon Theater's BBC Radio 4
03/13/1976
88 Minutes
Saturday Night Theater's BBC Radio 4
06/02/1976
60 Minutes
No Time on our side BBC Radio 4
08/24/1976
88 Minutes
Saturday Night Theater's BBC Radio 4
04/21/1977
55 Minutes
Afternoon Theater's BBC Radio 4
06/04/1977
88 Minutes
Saturday Night Theater's BBC Radio 4
09/08/1977
45 Minutes
The War Behind The Wire BBC Radio 4
09/15/1977
45 Minutes
The War Behind The Wire BBC Radio 4
09/22/1977
45 Minutes
The War Behind The Wire BBC Radio 4
9/26/1977
45 Minutes
The War Behind The Wire BBC Radio 4
11/19/1977
55 Minutes
Afternoon Theater's BBC Radio 4
03/11/1978
88 Minutes
Saturday Night Theater's BBC Radio 4
03/18/1978
88 Minutes
Saturday Night Theater's BBC Radio 4
01/20/1979
88 Minutes
Saturday Night Theater's BBC Radio 4
03/11/1979
15 Minutes
Just Before Midnight BBC Radio 4
04/21/1979
15 Minutes
Just Before Midnight BBC Radio 4
07/26/1979
15 Minutes
Just Before Midnight BBC Radio 4
12/14/1979
15 Minutes
Just Before Midnight BBC Radio 4
02/15/1980
15 Minutes
Just Before Midnight BBC Radio 4
03/29/1980
88 Minutes
Saturday Night Theater's BBC Radio 4
09/05/1980
55 Minutes
Afternoon Theater's BBC Radio 4
01/06/1981
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 1 BBC Radio 4
01/13/1981
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 1 BBC Radio 4
01/20/1981
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 1 BBC Radio 4
01/27/1981
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 1 BBC Radio 4
02/03/1981
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 1 BBC Radio 4
02/10/1981
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 1 BBC Radio 4
02/17/1981
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 1 BBC Radio 4
02/24/1981
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 1 BBC Radio 4
03/03/1981
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 1 BBC Radio 4
03/10/1981
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 1 BBC Radio 4
01/06/1982
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 2 BBC Radio 4
01/12/1982
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 2 BBC Radio 4
01/19/1982
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 2 BBC Radio 4
01/26/1982
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 2 BBC Radio 4
02/02/1982
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 2 BBC Radio 4
02/09/1982
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 2 BBC Radio 4
02/16/1982
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 2 BBC Radio 4
02/23/1982
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 2 BBC Radio 4
02/03/1982
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 2 BBC Radio 4
09/03/1982
30 Minutes
Earthsearch 2 BBC Radio 4
23/07/1986
88 Minutes
Saturday Night Theater's BBC Radio 4
08/11/1986
88 Minutes
Saturday Night Theater's BBC Radio 4
n/k
55 Minutes
Not sold to BBC

Novels

This is a list of Novels by James Follett listed by publication year in the United Kingdom only

Year Title ISBN Publisher Pages
1976
 0-7278-4548-9
Severn House
288
1977
n/k
Weidenfeld
n/k
1987
0-4131-4190-X
Methuen
>5
1988
0-4131-4040-7
Methuen
320
1989
0-7493-0110-0
Mandarin
496
1989
0-7493-0035-3
Mandarin
239
1989
0-7493-0496-0
Mandarin
240
1989
0-7493-0003-5
Mandarin
496
1990
0-7278-4131-9
Severn House
288
1990
0-7493-026203
Mandarin
288
1990
0-7493-0417-3
Mandarin
288
1990
0-7493-0036-1
Mandarin
256
1990
0-4136-2860-4
Methuen
404
1991
0-4134-5241-7
Lime Tree
416
1991
0-7493-0364-6
Mandarin
286
1991
0-7493-0492-8
Mandarin
496
1991
0-7278-4240-4
Severn House
n/k
1991
0-7493-1012-X
Mandarin
287
1991
0-7278-4171-8
Severn House
n/k
1992
0-7278-4332-X
Severn House
288
1992
0-7278-4413-X
Severn House
256
1993
0-7493-0363-8
Mandarin
496
1993
0-7493-1139-8
Mandarin
368
1993
0-4342-6766-X
William Heinemann
416
1993
0-7278-4452-0
Severn House
256
1994
0-7493-1963-1
Mandarin
400
1994
0-4340-0230-5
William Heinemann
500
1994
0-7278-4689-2
Severn House
256
1994
0-7493-1286-6
Mandarin
320
1994
0-7278-4621-3
Severn House
384
1997
0-4342-6767-8
William Heinemann
400
1997
0-7493-2258-6
Mandarin
320
1998
0-7278-5371-6
Severn House
256
1999
0-0918-7003-8
Arrow Books
676
1999
Not Pub
Arrow Books
Not Pub
1999
0-4134-5531-9
Lime Tree
n/k
2000
0-7278-5568-9
Severn House
320
2000
0-7278-5626-X
Severn House
320
2002
0-7278-57126
Severn House
320
2004
0-7278-60623
Severn House

Note the repeats are for the paperback version of the books

James Follett is relatively unique in the fact that he has published, to wide acclaim, alternately both radio fiction and action thrillers and science fiction in print and has also worked in TV and film. James has written some 20+ novels and some 45+ radio plays. Two episodes of the BBC TV series Blake's Seven a science fiction show. Two episodes of Crown Court a TV drama series set in a crown court. So what is he most known for?

In one word Earthsearch, This was a radio series the first started as ten episodes then a second series Earthsearch Deathship was produced also ten episodes long.

Finally the plays where produced as books there are currently 3 novels and 2 sets of audio tapes available.

James Follett on Film?

Tiptoe Boys  which was filmed as WHO DARES WINS

This FAQ was written and is maintained by David Williams. Any queries, comments, disagreements or suggestions can find their way to me

 

 

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