When Lovers Meteor – BBC InterConnected Screenplay – for anyone who wants it.

A few weeks ago the BBC put a call out for submissions with the following guidelines –

That’s why we’re asking for original short-form scripts, between 5-10 minutes in length whose 2-4 characters now find themselves in isolation, but connecting via video conferencing. They may be friends, lovers, neighbours, colleagues, family or strangers. But they’re all alone together and using modern technology to stay connected.

We want stories that take place throughout and via a conference call. Stories that show a moment of human interaction in an otherwise socially distanced world. Though of course, when it feels like the end of the world, the things we choose to say or the truths we reveal to one another may be the most surprising.

We want scripts that are compelling and hook us in. Ideas that have warmth and spirit, that astonish, amuse or enlighten us. They should be set now or in the near future.

I decided to submit and in a single week I came up with an idea, wrote it, polished it, and submitted it… as did 6803 others. A LOT of people got in on the action.

Unfortunately my script did not get chosen. So what to do with the script now? It’s just going to be sat in a file on my computer not doing a lot.

I like sharing. So here it is, my submission for you all to read. If anyone wants to make it as a student project or because you are bored during lockdown and have the means to do it, it is all yours. You have my full permission to use the screenplay, produce it, change it, do what you like with it. But if anyone out there does decide to record a version of it, let me know so I can watch it.

Here’s the PDF – When Lovers Meteor

Feed me for free

Hello! I have two books to give away. Both as audiobooks and Kindle ebooks. (Unfortunately I only have UK codes left for the audiobooks but the Kindle editions are free to everyone).

The links for the audiobooks are really easy to use. Two clicks and the book will be in your Audible library.

Currently I am not getting paid by work. You can help me feed the family by downloading the audiobook for free as I still get paid commission for free downloads!

In fact, if you don’t already have Audible and you make one of my books the first book you get (which is free, so you won’t need one of my codes) I receive an even higher bounty (and then you can always uninstall after your free trial 👍).


Tripping the Night Fantastic

Rude, charming, funny and offensive. Tripping the Night Fantastic is a dark comedy about a writer, Charlie Deavon, who attempts to solve a murder that he is accused of while under the influence of a new hallucinogenic drug called Merlin. Struggling with reality and suspecting he might be a character in a novel, Charlie trips and hallucinates his way to the solution of this unique and uproariously funny murder mystery.

Click here for the audiobook –


It appears I have made a blunder on the promotion and the kindle edition of this book won’t be available until tomorrow. I do apologise 🤦‍♂️

Kindle –
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tripping-Night-Fantastic-Andrew-Chapman-ebook/dp/B0081SHPEW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1585740505&sr=8-1

US – https://www.amazon.com/Tripping-Night-Fantastic-Andrew-Chapman-ebook/dp/B0081SHPEW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1585740505&sr=8-1


The Accidental Scoundrel

A group of elderly and bored aristocrats have taken to stealing rare and priceless items to pass the time. A young man named Richard gets swept up in their world when he gets engaged to the daughter of the dangerously unpredictable Lord Rochdale. Although Richard is not particularly comfortable with theft, or much of the roguish behaviour that goes with it, he must prove to Rochdale that he has scoundrel potential in order to marry his daughter and, more importantly, stay alive.

With the help of a disgruntled horse and a genius street urchin Richard haphazardly stumbles his way through Rochdale’s trials and not only survives but gains the respect (although he’s not entirely sure how) of Lord Rochdale and his elite group of scoundrels. Now all he has to do is steal a priceless bottle of whiskey.

“Do we have a new Wodehouse?” (Robert Wingfield, The INCA Project)

“Anyone disappointed that Hugh Laurie’s second novel never turned up will be glad they picked up The Accidental Scoundrel and gave it a damn good reading.” – Jem Roberts, author of the upcoming official Fry and Laurie biography, Soupy Twists!


Kindle –
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Accidental-Scoundrel-Andrew-Chapman-ebook/dp/B01M23R7F1/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1585739900&sr=8-1

US – https://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Scoundrel-Andrew-Chapman-ebook/dp/B01M23R7F1/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1585739900&sr=8-1

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Thank you for reading.