Hello from Miranda
So, on Monday, my show will leave the womb of the edit suite and head on to BBC Two to be judged by the world. I have to call it 'my show' rather than its title Miranda because that feels very weird, being my name n' all. In meetings I have to ask people to call it "the sitcom" otherwise I hear "the thing about Miranda is...", or "when does Miranda finish?". And being in the office hearing people answer the phone "hello Miranda" will always be odd.
It was the producer's idea to call it Miranda, and ultimately I agreed it was right for the show, but it has an unnerving American over-confidence about it, which is not me. And talk about set yourself up for a potential fall! However, I am surprisingly calm about it going out. Whatever will be will be - if people find it and take it to their hearts then wonderful, but I am not expecting anything.
The pleasure, excitement, joy, plus inevitable dollop (another good word) of stress and fear, was making the show, and over the next few weeks I will blog little exclusives to you, my internet lovelies. I might reveal the answer to the question I get asked most ("which bits are auto-biographical?") and I will freely tell you secrets about my cast Patricia Hodge, Sally Phillips, Sarah Hadland, and Tom Ellis. They'll never know!
Till next week. Have a good one.
Miranda (the lady) will be back on the blog next week. Miranda (the sitcom) starts at 8.30pm on BBC Two this Monday. Watch a preview clip from the first episode on Comedy Extra.