Miranda is such fun
This episode is the one that transferred (albeit with changes) from the Radio 2 series, then called Miranda Hart's Joke Shop. It was very useful having written episodes for the radio before writing the TV - but I used a lot less from them than I thought I would, as in a way, it is better to start from scratch.
That's mainly mainly because - and this happened with this episode - I became stuck on material from the radio that had worked in front of the live audience, and tried to force it in to a story. That is often harder than starting a draft from scratch, trusting you will come up with some new funnies.
Plus, because it had been a year since I had written the radio, I had developed the show and the characters more since, and so I always feel this episode seems a little dated. Hopefully just in my writing eyes and you will enjoy.
Here's hoping you have been thinking the series so far such fun.
Miranda (the sitcom) continues tonight at 8.30pm on BBC Two. Read more from Miranda (the lady) before each episode here on the Comedy Blog.