Jane Espenson on Torchwood: Miracle Day
Torchwood may have recently got the Hollywood treatment, with the series partly filmed and set in both America and Wales. Yet the series retains an element of its Welshness, due partly to the character of Gwen Cooper, played by the brilliant Eve Myles.
Jane Espenson is a writer on Torchwood, who has also written for shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The O.C., Gilmore Girls, Firefly, Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica and Game of Thrones.
Torchwood's Rex Matheson (Mekhi Phifer), Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman)
She's written a guest post over on the BBC TV blog, in which she describes how getting the script right for Gwen was a challenge:
"Writing Gwen was particularly challenging, of course, because of the Welsh phrasing and syntax.
"I didn't do it very well, I think, in the first script where I wrote dialogue for her, but Russell [T Davies] fixed it, and after that I caught on.
"I loved writing for her so much. Through my eyes, she is very exotic."