Blog posts by year and month February 2012

Posts (7)

  1. Firstly a massive and humble thank you to all those who watched series one of The Indian Doctor. With just under two million viewers and a couple of awards, it far exceeded all our expectations and the reception enabled us to get together to make series two. I certainly read and appreciated ev...

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  2. When Mark Evans, writer of The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff, first suggested we make a Victorian television programme I assumed he meant a programme set in Victorian times. But as he sat in my office in his frock coat, excitedly jabbing the air and then my arm with his quill pen it became clear th...

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  3. Pramface centres around two unlikely teenagers who are thrown together after a night of post A-level partying. I play Laura Derbyshire, the very unlucky pregnant 18-year-old by the even unluckier 16-year-old Jamie Prince. Both them and their families are forced kicking and screaming into...

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  4. I was standing on a rooftop in central London on the last day of filming a crucial scene for Sherlock when I got a call offering me the role of production designer on the new series of Upstairs Downstairs BUT - I had to start the following day! This was my introduction to the rollercoaster ri...

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  5. At a meeting just before Christmas 2010 Lucian Freud, a small ancient figure at 88, sitting surrounded by fresh piles of newspapers, with their lurid headlines, suddenly stared, with characteristic bulging eyes, out of the window of Clarke's restaurant in Notting Hill, London. He had notice...

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  6. I could rob a bank. I could rob two banks, if I wanted. But I don't because the risk outweighs the reward. Prison seems grim and I'm not all that bothered about being rich. I can separate all the men I know into two categories: alphas and betas. Leaders and followers, if you will. Inside...

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  7. Tonight, as Egypt - Children Of The Revolution airs - filmed over a year through Egypt's revolution and tumultuous aftermath - two of the three young people we followed, Gigi and Ahmed, are back on the streets still fighting for the regime to "really" fall. The third, Tahir, an Islamist tort...

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