Robert Westall – Radio Documentaries

Written and Presented by Neil Reynolds

Neil ReynoldsIn 2007 we were approached by Neil Reynolds a local MA student in radio production who was planning a radio documentary on Westall for his final dissertation.

Neil was kind enough to let us have 2 of his productions for use on the website.





1. Robert Westall’s Garmouth –  A documentary by Neil Reynolds.

Discover the world of Garmouth – the fictional setting (real-life North Shields/Tynemouth) of many of Robert Westall’s books in this engaging and interesting radio documentary.

‘Westall’s Garmouth’ was produced by Neil Reynolds, presented by Charlie Charlton and features readings by Billy Mitchell.

Download Garmouth (mp3)


2. The Robert Westall Trail –  An audio guide to the Westall Trail produced by Neil Reynolds.

Until only a few years ago, North Tyneside Council offered a guided Robert Westall Trail to visitors and tourists.

This is a 3 mile walk from North Shields to Tynemouth taking in many of the locations featured in the Westall books; The Machine Gunners, Fathom Five, The Watch House etc…..

The walk should take around three hours. The guide features book readings, location and local history information and is complete with clearly signalled walking directions.

The Robert Westall Trail Audio Guide  is narrated by Jane Holman and features readings by Billy Mitchell.

Download The Robert Westall Trail (mp3)