Screenwriter & Author

Who is Merlin, the deadly Pentagon hacker inside the heart of the Secret Government?

And who is hunting the hunter?

The Secret Government

A new novel by Stephen Leo Davis, now available in the Amazon Kindle Store


Los Angeles. 1953 Aldous Huxley lifts a water glass to his lips and the freeways turn and point to a new Bethlehem.

The Migrants' Song

A new novel by Stephen Leo Davis, now available in the Amazon Kindle Store


Geeks Bearing Gifts – ‘UK Writer’ Magazine

"…grinning at us from a corner are the blood-drenched jaws of the selfsame animal that, we hear, has virtually finished off the music recording business: the internet." Continue reading

Contact via this site

Sorry to say that the teething problems and general opacity of website development has meant that the Contact mechanism for this site has not been functioning and messages have apparently been lost in cyberspace.

The problem has been rectified but there is no way I can recover the lost messages meanwhile. Feel free to contact me.


Lynda La Plante Finds Primetime Suspect

The celebrated television dramatist this morning slags off the BBC drama department.  Is that a headline at all?  She says; “The BBC is disgusting in their treatment of talent.”

“It’s very hard to get to work at the BBC. They make very big promises. I think they’re very afraid to commission anything” she writes in The Daily Telegraph where she talks about the ‘22 year-olds’ who make the so-called decisions.

As it happens I know an experienced and respected and ‘award-winning’ television writer who had a crime show binned last week. It was to be a… Continue reading

BBC Radio Gloucestershire Live Interview 7th November

Ahead of my fiction launch on Amazon Kindle I am happy to be doing a live interview with Chris Baxter on his Morning Show on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on Monday next, 7th November.  It will air around 11.00am.

I hope to talk to Chris about the way that writers are mutating into ‘indie authors’, publishing their own work as ebooks.  More ebooks are now sold on Amazon than the traditional kind.

Is this a new freedom for creative writers or does the new publishing model threaten writers’ incomes with cut-price competition – the way the music industry has… Continue reading

More Angels – or Now is the Winter of Our Discount Tents

My recent post on the Conservation Angels Awards seems to have touched a nerve with more than 200 people coming here to read it.

Was it sour grapes?  Have I broken some ethical code in biting a hand that offered to feed us?  I don’t think so.  I was glad to be a finalist and to be given a platform – but why shouldn’t I try to use mine as effectively as any other media operation uses theirs?

Conservation skills training as with all vocational training for young people in this country is in deep trouble. … Continue reading

Conservation Angel Awards – Palace Theatre London Monday 31st October

Representing Woodchester Mansion Trust tomorrow in the finals of the national Conservation Angel Awards at The Palace Theatre in London tomorrow with awards sponsor Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

Host is Clare Balding;  judges include TV presenter Bettany Hughes, Robert Chartres, Bishop of London, and Simon Thurley, CEO of English Heritage.

Media partners are The Daily Telegraph and BBC2 Culture Show.

Bath College Masonry student Jitka Palmer and her carving at Wodchester Mans

Bath College Masonry student Jitka Palmer and her carving at Woodchester Mansion


Strip joint-owner Jack Ruby, the Dallas Mob, the CIA and the assassination of JFK.

Starring Danny Aiello and Sherilyn Fenn.
Directed by John MacKenzie.
Screenplay by Stephen Davis from his play Love Field.

See Ruby at the IMDB

Double Agent

Tommy Lee Jones stars as CIA officer Steve Daley trying to unravel the riddle of high-level KGB defector Yuri Nosenko (Oleg Rudnik).

The real-life espionage case that started a secret war inside the CIA.

Screenplay by Stephen Davis.

View the details for the film at the IMDB

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