BOWMAN OF THE YARD
'Most of us are au fait with the dark side of Victorian London, the sharp contrast between rich and poor in their overcrowded slums, the crime and prostitution, thanks to the novels of Charles Dickens.
However, James’s novels are not full of sentimentality, nor are his young ruffians angels in disguise. We smell the filth and blood and hear the screams of those beaten to a pulp by villains. As in many crime novels, it is not the vicious underclass who are the true villains, but those with power and money.'
Historical Novel Society
5 STAR 5
In 1978, hot on the heels of producing Space: 1999, legendary TV producer Gerry Anderson commissioned writer Tony Barwick to produce a film script, 'Five Star Five'. Billed as 'The Magnificent Seven in space', it followed the fortunes of a roguish freighter captain, a talking chimp and a marauding robot, and their fight to save the planet Kestra from the evil Zargons. Stages were booked and a director hired, but the project ultimately lost its funding and was never produced. Now, with the blessing of Anderson Entertainment, Richard has novelised the original screenplay and produced two brand new adventures for Lovell and his band of misfits...
Richard's association with the worlds of Gerry Anderson started with his playing Officer Orrin in Anderson's last live action series, Space Precinct. Since then, he has novelised the unfilmed pilot episode, written and narrated four new adventures for the officers of Precinct 88 and produced a memoir of his time filming the show...
'A GENUINELY IMPRESSIVE DEBUT'
'THE HEAD IN THE ICE', ANDREW CARTMEL, THE VINYL DETECTIVE
'BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED AND RICH IN PERIOD DETAIL'
'THE BODY IN THE TREES', AMAZON REVIEW
'FROM ITS ACTION PACKED OPENING CHAPTER, JAMES NEVER LETS THE PACE UP'
'JOHN LOVELL AND THE ZARGON THREAT', WARPED FACTOR
'A COMPREHENSIVE, WITTY INSIGHT INTO THE SHOW'S HISTORY'
'SPACE PRECINCT UNMASKED', DEN OF GEEK