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May (7 posts)

  1. The Con Is Online

    Thursday 31 May 2007, 17:49

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    Like Hustle?

    Ever wondered how that whole breaking-the-fourth-wall thing was described in the script?

    I know I did.

    Wonder no more. Thanks to production company Kudos and writer Tony Jordan, we now have the script for the very first episode available in our Script Archive.

    As usual, you may need...

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  2. Here we go again...

    Thursday 24 May 2007, 17:16

    Kate Wincup Kate Wincup

    Time for me to rewrite my first draft. Although it sounds like a pain-staking task, I do enjoy it. The bulk of the script's down so it's just a case of strengthening the characters and sprinkling a bit of magic comedy dust over it. (Mind you, if it was that easy I suppose there wouldn't be a re-write...

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  3. Miranda Hart's Joke Shop

    Thursday 24 May 2007, 16:31

    Richard Hurst Richard Hurst Writer

    For the last year or so, I've been working as a script editor and writer on Miranda Hart's Joke Shop, a new sitcom set in, uh, a joke shop. This weekend it's being piloted on Radio 2, at 1pm on Saturday 26th May, just after Jonathan Ross' show. This - or, to be more precise, the recording - was a great...

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  4. One Person's Opinion

    Thursday 17 May 2007, 18:30

    Richard Hurst Richard Hurst Writer

    A bun-fight between the theatrical and critical establishments has escalated to near-hilarious proportions. It all kicked off when Nicholas Hytner, director of the National, lambasted the 'dead white men' who have held onto their jobs as first-string theatre critics for thirty years and, he claims, habitually...

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  5. Chim-chimminy

    Wednesday 16 May 2007, 16:37

    Kate Wincup Kate Wincup

    Confirmed this week that I'm off to London in the summer to have a nosey round the set of Grown-ups when the second series goes in to production. I can't wait as I get to shadow Susan Nickson, the writer, for the week and see what really goes on behind the scenes. I've also heard from the Two Pints team...

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  6. A day out... in prison.

    Wednesday 2 May 2007, 18:48

    Kate Wincup Kate Wincup

    Last week I got to have a nosey around the set of a new BBC3 sitcom at the Pie Factory. I was lucky enough to have read a few of the scripts before I went down there so I knew I'd be entertained. It was very strange walking in to the set - which looked exactly like we were in prison. Perhaps I should...

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  7. Readers' Day

    Tuesday 1 May 2007, 20:13

    Richard Hurst Richard Hurst Writer

    Yesterday the writersroom had one of its occasional Readers' Days, when all the readers – or at least the ones who aren't rehearsing Shakespeare or making puppets – meet up to discuss one particular script and meet development producers from across the BBC.

    This is a rare chance for us to...

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