Stef Penney's adaptation of Peter O'Donnell's novel MODESTY BLAISE for BBC Radio 4 has been described by The Radio Times as "exotic, sexy and bullet-paced... the perfect blend of schoolboy fantasy and Tarantino kitsch".
She's glamorous, intelligent, rich and very, very cool. Modest Blaise has been called the female James Bond but she's much more interesting than that. With her expertise in martial arts and unusual weapons, the ability to speak several languages and her liking for fast cars, 20-something Modesty became a female icon.
In this adaptation, Sir Gerald Tarrant, Head of a secret British agency, tempts Modesty out of retirement and into a job involving a young woman with extra sensory powers, an exotic desert location, and a larger than life public school villain, intent on mudering his way to a vast fortune.
Stef has written a blog for the BBC website about her adaptation.