Annie Caulfield who sadly died in November 2016 was from Northern Ireland, but lived for many years in London and Granada. She wrote for film, animation, radio and television, as well as line after line of stand-up comedy. She published two children’s books and four travel memoirs. She appeared on light hearted panel shows and broadcast from destinations ranging from Australia to Zanzibar.
For her stage work she was awarded a Peggy Ramsay Bursary and two Arts Council bursaries. She was shortlisted for the Tinniswood, Bruntwood and Glenn Dimplex awards. She won a Race in the Media award for the radio drama AFTER YOU'VE GONE, starring Lenny Henry and Clarke Peters.
Annie's dramatisation of Erica Jong's 1970's classic FEAR OF FLYING was transmitted on BBC Radio 4 in February 2016, provoking waves of appreciation from a wide cross-section of the audience that the frankness of this story was shared across the free airwaves. Meanwhile one of Annie's other delicious early radio plays ALMOST ALWAYS AFRICAN had another outing on BBC Radio 4 Extra, starring the inimitable Lenny Henry in his first radio role, ably accompanied by Bill Nighy.
Annie just liked telling stories, whatever the form.