Drama On Newstalk: A Pilot's Honour

In this gripping and haunting radio thriller, a US fighter pilot almost killed in Iraq finds unexpected love on Ireland’s wild western shore.

I think you get one test to prove who you are. The problem is you never know what it is or when it’s coming.

In this gripping and haunting radio thriller, a US fighter pilot almost killed in Iraq finds unexpected love on Ireland’s wild western shore.

Captain Bob Conway’s soul is broken, just like his body was in Iraq. In the effort to rebuild himself, he travels to Galway in Ireland, where he meets and falls in love with a beautiful young student. But Bob and Mary’s lives are still being shaped by the past and by powers thousands of miles away. Those powers will compel them to face each other’s secrets, leaving Conway with a terrible choice: can the pilot save his honour, can he hold on to his soul?

Producer Alan Meaney and writer/director Jason Gill fashion a tale of political intrigue and love among the ruins left behind by 21st Century wars: ‘A Pilot’s Honour.’

BROADCAST TIMES: ‘A Pilot’s Honour’ will be broadcast on Newstalk 106-108fm on Sunday August 20th 2017 at 8am, with repeat broadcast on Saturday August 26th at 10pm.

LISTEN LIVE: A Pilot’s Honour can also be listened to online at: www.newstalk.com

PODCAST: Podcast available at www.newstalk.com/documentaryonnewstalk after the broadcast.

CREDITS: ‘A Pilot’s Honour’ was written and directed by Jason Gill.  It was produced, recorded and edited by Alan Meaney. The cast were Joe Steiner, Martina Dolan, Martin Kelleher and Ronan Flynn.

The programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television License Fee

ABOUT THE PRODUCERS:

Alan Meaney is an independent radio producer, based in Galway, specialising in dramas, documentaries and short features.  His work has been aired on RTE, Newstalk, Resonance FM and on various community and regional stations.

His radio dramas have been nominated for 7 European Radio Drama Awards – Grand Prix Nova (Bucharest), UK International Radio Drama Festival (Canterbury) and Horspeilsommer (Leipzig).  Heads Up - a series on positive mental health was the winner of a CRAOL Award in 2016.

His upcoming work includes a radio drama for Newstalk and a poetry series for RTE. See www.alanmeaney.ie for more details.

Jason Gill is the author of numerous stage and radio plays, as well as three novels. He has worked with producer Alan Meaney on radio dramas ‘Love Was,’ the two part mystery ‘Fairies Only Wear Wings,’ the black comedy ‘The Prime of Johnny Broody,’ an eight part murder mystery serial ‘The Killing of Sheila Price,’ and the upcoming dystopian sci fi ‘The Time Before The Tarn.’