The Benjamin Peel Collection

The Benjamin Peel Collection
Wireless Theatre Ltd Audio Drama
The Benjamin Peel Collection
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Three audio dramas from Benjamin Peel; in turns funny, light hearted, dark and gently satirical.

The Packsaddle Librarian

In depression era America, a scheme was set up to deliver books on horseback to isolated remote families of the Appalachia region. A young woman recounts her very first house call to her horse Betsy Girl.

The Interrogator

A seasoned inquisitor tries every trick he knows to extract a confession and ‘turn’ his prisoner. A psychological battle of wits ensues.

Retired Upstage

Retired actors Ian and Pat wait for the evening meal in their residential home.

The Packsaddle Librarian

Written by Benjamin Peel
Performed by Karen Fraser
Produced by Glen Dickson

The Interrogator

Written & Produced by Benjamin Peel
The Interrogator – Edward Peel
The Prisoner – Stacey J Gough
Recorded at County Linx Studios by Steve Kent

Retired Upstage

Written and Produced by Benjamin Peel
Ian – Edward Peel
Pat – Richard Simpson

All music and SFX sourced from free to use sites.

Benjamin Peel

Benjamin Peel’s play Not a Game for Girls, published by Oberon Books in 2018, has been performed many times.

His play The Interrogator was performed as part of the New Short Play Festival at the John Cullum Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors, New York in 2019. The Long Player featured in Ragged Foil’s second podcast season with The Fastest Ever Singer appearing in the same company’s lock down Isolation Sessions.

Four audio dramas were commissioned by the online SOfa Fest 2020, produced by Breakwater Theatre Company. Several of Benjamin’s short audio plays have been broadcast as part of Writer’s Block Radio Hour by Super Sound Radio Scotland and the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Upload show. 

Benjamin wrote the screenplays for the short films The Runner and Silence in the Library both of which were selected for the Fear in the Fens Festivals of 2018 and 2020 respectively.

His play Singin’ for Engerland was performed live via Zoom in May 2020 during lock down and presented by Up ‘Ere Productions.

In February 2021 a series of Benjamin’s audio dramas featured in the Hastings Virtual Fringe Festival, under the umbrella title The March of the Women.

Benjamin’s audio dramas can be heard at

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