Daniel is currently under commission to BBC Radio 4.
His play ‘An Open Return‘ starring Vincent Franklin, Anne Reid and Alex Carter was broadcast to acclaim on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.
His play ‘The 40 Year Twitch’ starring Paula Wilcox, Anne Reid and Philip Jackson aired on Radio 4 in June 2011. It featured as Critics’ Choice in The Independent, The Daily Telegraph (‘Delicious comedy beautifully performed by a fine cast’), The Mail on Sunday (‘Beautifully observed comedy’) and The Radio Times (‘Beautifully observed moments and tremendously witty dialogue that finds rich humour in the seemingly mundane’). The play was also chosen to appear on Radio 4’s Pick of the Week (‘Daniel Thurman provided his characters with tragi-comic profundity’).
His first play for Radio 4, ‘Those Hard to Reach Places’ was broadcast in October 2009. Starring Anne Reid, Geoffrey Whitehead and Janet Dibley, the play was Critics’ Choice in The Independent, Time Out and The Times.
A number of Daniel’s stage plays have received rehearsed readings including ‘Cupboard Love‘ (Live Theatre, Newcastle) directed by Jeremy Herrin, ‘Extraction‘ (Old Vic New Voices) directed by Tessa Walker, ‘Home Before Dark‘ (Paines Plough at The Young Vic) directed by Lucy Morrison and ‘Past Tense‘ and ‘How Can I Put This?‘ (Soho Theatre) directed by Lisa Goldman.
His short play ‘The Winners Enclosure‘ was commissioned and published by AnOther Magazine.