Blog posts by year and month April 2012

Posts (7)

  1. When invisible forces suddenly pluck you off the ground it's a massive shock, even if you've just spent weeks trying to make it happen. And up until that moment I was far more worried about dealing with the consequences of failure than those of success. But as I started to get a good vie...

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  2. Making Meet The Romans has been one of the most fun things I've ever done. It's been extraordinarily hard work (don't think making a documentary series is very glam!) but it has let me share some of the things I do in my day job as a Cambridge classics professor with a much wider audience. ...

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  3. Sam is everything I would like to be. Smart, cool, brave, steady but with a spark and a wicked sense of humour. She doesn't suffer fools and she intrinsically knows herself. Heather Peace as DS Sam Murray In series two of Lip Service I was given some real challenges with the writi...

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  4. I've always been fascinated by the 1970s. As I was born in October 1974 I can vaguely remember some of it - mainly Bagpuss, The Wombles and the excitement of seeing Star Wars - but the politics of the day completely passed me by. But there's something oddly compelling about the day before ye...

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  5. This corner of a school quad in Elstree, Hertfordshire is where this story begins in in the winter of 1986. The spot where Ashley and Matt first met Over 25 years ago I approached Matt Lucas on this exact spot to tell him that the day before I had been off school sick and I had been w...

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  6. Here's the brief from Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC's Head of Religion and Ethics: a) Tell the story of Christ's Passion, his suffering and crucifixion, in a way that's fresh and universal. And b) Set it in Preston. That's it. Writing drama for TV normally means having a detailed series ...

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  7. Our Food is a celebration of the nation's food - its origins, its tastes and the story it can tell us about our island's history. I'm passionate about food and where it comes from. At home I try and grow as many fruits and vegetables as the garden and greenhouse will allow and firmly bel...

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