By Saul Cooke-Black

ACTRESS Emma Samms is making her debut as a writer and director for radio.

Emma, who famously starred in Dynasty and The Colbys, has written and directed a drama for BBC Radio Gloucestershire called Visitors.

Told in five parts over a week, the drama focuses on how the secrets of a woman’s hidden life are revealed after she goes missing.

It will be aired next week.

“I was in the middle of a live interview with Radio Gloucestershire’s Claire Carter and happened to mention how much I enjoy writing and directing,” said Emma, who lives near Stroud.

“The next thing I knew she had emailed me to suggest we do a drama together.

“It is the most exciting, creative and educational experience I have had in a long time.”

The station’s editor Mark Hurrell said: “I am really proud of what the team have achieved. It is local radio at its creative best where the germ of an idea has been developed into five riveting episodes.

“I also have to thank all the players and the team who have given up their time for free.”

Also appearing are former Loose Women presenter Lisa Maxwell, who lives near Painswisk, Dead Ringers star Jon Culshaw, Stroud’s Mike Beckingham, and Cotswold Players Dave Kilmister and Richard Murray.

Runs daily from Monday, September 7 to Friday, September 11 at 12.30pm.