All About Annie
Annie published travel books and broadcast from
destinations ranging from Australia to Zanzibar.
She wrote drama and comedy for film and television, award winning plays for theatre and radio. And line after line of stand up comedy.
She won a Race In The Media award for her radio play After You've Gone, starring Lenny Henry and Clarke Peters, and a Peggy Ramsay Bursary for her stage work.
"Annie Caulfield is a remarkable traveller. Moving, witty and sexy." Dawn French on Kingdom of the Film Stars
"Warm, witty and winning." Sunday Times
"She makes you laugh. A lot." The Independent
"Deliciously wry." Sunday Telegraph
Awarded a Royal Literary Funded Advisory Fellowship
Writing drama for Radio Three and Radio Four was probably the thing Annie loved the most.
A selection of her work:
Your Only Man: Based on life of Irish writer Flann O'Brien. Radio 3. Dara O'Brian, Ardal O'Hanlan, Pauline McLynn
Still The Same Paul: Radio 3 drama about actor and singer Paul Robeson, with Lenny Henry
Tinniswood Award shortlisted drama, Dusty Won't Play, about Dusty Springfield's stand against South African racism.
Credit Card Baby: A drama about egg donation, and love.Helen Baxendale, Ciaran McMenamin.
Glass Chair Chair Glass: One day in the 1970s Tommy Cooper meets Eugene Ionesco... RRuss Abbot, Alan Cordunner, Harriet Walter,
On The Field: A series of dark comedy dramas about life among the Iraqi personnel and British soldiers on the Basra base during the Iraq War.
Almost Always African - African musician props up the career of a British rock legend. Lenny Henry,Bill Nighy
The Von Trapps And Me: The Sound Of Music story from the point of view of the jilted baroness. Helen Baxendale, Joanne Froggat and James Fleet.
Annie wrote an excellent book, Writing for Radio, which is a must read for anyone who, well, wants to write for radio
A selected history
A selection of Annie's books
KINGDOM OF THE FILM STARS
Story of the author's relationship with a Jordanian Bedouin and subsequent journeys through the Middle East. (Lonely Planet)
“A touching story.” New York Times.
Irish Blood, English Heart, Ulster Fry
Annie's funny and touching trip back to the place of her birth, Northern Ireland.
"Annie Caulfield is the female Bill Bryson" Mail on Sunday
SHOW ME THE MAGIC
A journey through the West African Republic of Benin, the home of Vodou religion.
"Warm, Witty and winning," Sunday Times
THE WINNERS’ ENCLOSURE
A comic journey through Australia in search of lost ancestors. (Simon & Schuster)
“She makes you laugh. A lot.” The Independent.
Katie Milk Solves Crimes and So On shortlisted for prestigious Glen Dimplex Children's Book Award
Katie Milk Solves Reality-TV Crimes, second volume of Katie Milk adventures.
"Sassy and funny." Disney News
"Perfectly captures how children really speak." Telegraph
Annie's page on Amazon
Annie's extraordinary talent took her off on many adventures...
THIS LIFE: Wrote on second series of cult TV series World TV/BBC 2
HORSE OPERA: Scriptwriter on experimental television opera, with Rik Mayall and Gina Bellman. Music composed by Stewart Copeland. Channel 4 Television.
NEW SOUL NATION: Script for documentary on British Soul Music. BBC2.
Regular scriptwriter for comedian LENNY HENRY, live and TV material. Also wrote on Lenny’s films: Live and Unleashed; Lenny Go Home and Lenny Loud.
THE REAL MCCOY: script editor and writer Series 1& 2
SAIKO: fiction film for BBC & First Film Foundation based on the group Frank Chickens
VOODOO SPICE: Associate Producer, West African documentary, Tiger Aspect/Channel 4 with Mel B
Concert for a Free South Africa, scripted presenters at concert for Nelson Mandela. Comic Relief & Live 8, writer for live and TV shows.
First dramatisation of Erica Jong's Fear Of Flying .The work had the most newspaper coverage of any BBC Radio Four drama, ever.
Looking For Ruritania: Travels to imaginary places, with Tony Hawks and guest Vesna Goldsworthy. Radio 4. Written and produced by Annie Caulfield & Marilyn Imrie.
Reasons To Be Cheerful: Created and co-produced series of radio programmes that sent the likes of Jake Arnott, Stephen K Amos, Peter Hennessy, looking for proof that the place isn't going to hell in a handcart. Radio 4.