IMy fifth German crime drama, Wustenratten (Desert Rats), was broadcast on WDR in the summer of 2016. My fourth German play, Auf Die Sekunde (To The Second) was repeated on WDR in 2017 and my first play, Im Falschen Film (In The Wrong Film), is due for its fifth repeat at the end of April 2018.


Are You From The Bugle? was once again repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2017.

Legend: The Life of Roy ‘Chopper’ Hartle was given a mention in top sports writer Jeff Powell's column in Daily Mail Online. Read it here

There's an excellent interview with me on a leading authors' website. Check it out here

Funny Book Tickles Top Comic's Funnybone
Writer, comedian and Phoenix Nights star Dave Spikey has given Funnybone the thumbs-up. In a blog on his website, The Bolton comic says:"I'm also reading Funnybone by John Gradwell which is a quirky, funny and enlightening biography of 96-year-old former music hall comedian Frankie Funnybone." High praise indeed from one of the most consistently hilarious northern comedians around!


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