Blog posts by year and month January 2012

Posts (6)

  1. Some television programmes take a long time to make. If you want to show the most hidden human behaviour within our communities, you're going to need a lot of patience. The BBC had good relations with Bristol Council after making Someone To Watch Over Me - a series about child social wo...

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  2. Sebastian Faulks' World War I novel Birdsong is about "the violence of a love affair, and exquisite love in war", says screenwriter Abi Morgan, who has adapted the modern classic for BBC One. Director Philip Martin told the BBC TV blog about the experience of making the two-part drama. Wha...

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  3. It's summer 2009, and I am sitting on David Bailey's sofa, trying to persuade him to let me write and direct a film about his life for BBC Four. Bailey is short, fierce-eyed and direct: "I just don't want it to be s***!" he says. I had spotted the photos which inspired We'll Take Manhatta...

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  4. I first fell in love with crusading history as a schoolboy and continue to be fascinated by these medieval holy wars. In many ways, they have become my life's work. For me, the Crusades, the wars fought between Christians and Muslims for possession of the Holy Land between 1095 and 1291, hav...

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  5. I have been fascinated by the night sky ever since I was a child. I remember seeing Saturn through a telescope for the first time when I was about 10 years old, and the sight was nothing short of magical. Seeing Saturn, rings and all, hovering against the velvet black sky ignited a fire ...

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  6. Charles Dickens died without finishing The Mystery Of Edwin Drood - in fact, he was only halfway through, leaving all the balls in the air and numerous hints, blind alleys, unrevealed connections and intriguing possibilities on display. In short, a challenge not to be missed. So, Gwyneth ...

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