RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

Coming up: The Disappeared by John A. Connolly

Sunday, 14 October 2012. (First runner up, PJ O 'Connor Awards 2012). A psychologist turned fiction-writer, John A. Connolly draws his dramatic material from the darkest archive of our human endeavour. Child-abuse, assisted suicide, serial killings, the casual psychopathy of our (mostly male) species, haunt his scripts. In THE DISAPPEARED, a prize-winning radio-play in this year’s PJ O’Connor competition, provincial women vanish into thin air as their grave-plots thicken at the south-facing wall of a vegetable allotment ... Enda Oates plays poor Tom, the innocent culprit in a tale which traces criminality to a lost childhood. With Natalie Radmall Quirke and Deirdre Donnelly.