‘Me and the Devil’: Damien Molony reads tale of dark family secrets on BBC Radio 4

Damien returns to the airwaves to read a short story in a BBC Radio 4 series celebrating emerging Irish writers.

In the last episode of the series, Damien reads Me and the Devil, a tale that “takes us into a world of dark family secrets and revenge” by prize-winning Irish writer Eimear McBride.

With a wide-ranging career including theatre and television, Damien has delighted audiences with a growing number and variety of radio projects, this being his sixth appearance on BBC Radio 4.

He made his debut on the channel in 2013, reading short story Student Stories, followed by BBC NI Radio Drama’s production of William Trevor’s The Hill Bachelors alongside Fionnula Flanagan, and Jim Sheridan’s adaptation of The Commitments, alongside Colm Meaney.

More recently, our favourite irish actor read W.B Yeats poems in two episodes of world-renowned poetry programme Poetry Please.

Since 2012, Damien has also given voice to short stories and poems with WordTheatre, including First Person Shooter by Charles Yu at the 2012 Latitude Festival, St. Dismas by Dan Chaon at Chatsworth House in 2012, People Carry Roses by Toby Litt at The Arts Club London in 2013, Othello by Marjorie Celona at the 2014 EFG Short Story Awards and The Woman At The Window by James Lasdun and Angry by Joyce Carol Oates at Heartstrings: Bittersweet Love Stories in September last year.

With his first audio book Raven (a full 5 CDs of narration and multiple accents / characters) also arriving at the end of last year, we’re thrilled Damien is continuing to be recognised as an exceptional voice talent.

Tomorrow’s programme is available to listen to live and on catch-up worldwide, be sure to tune in!


Damien reads ‘Me and the Devil’ on BBC Radio 4, 3,45pm Friday 27 March. The programme is produced by Heather Larmour. Listen Live and on catch up here (works internationally).


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