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August (10 posts)

  1. Edinburgh: Week Three

    Wednesday 29 August 2007, 19:10

    Richard Hurst Richard Hurst Writer

    It's all over. I'm writing this in Manchester Piccadilly, after seeing Potted Potter start its week's run in the Lowry last night. Already the Fringe seems as if it was months ago. The last few days went by in a hazy fatigue, teetering on the edge of futility. There would be no more reviews, audiences...

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  2. Hard-earned wisdom.

    Wednesday 29 August 2007, 18:04

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    Tony Jordan came and gave a talk recently about creating a TV show. Here, thanks to our transcrib-o-matic linguistymachine, are his thoughts on creating Holby Blue, Hustle, and Life on Mars.

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  3. Things at Silver Street trundle on

    Monday 20 August 2007, 18:14

    Aisha Khan Aisha Khan

    Things at Silver Street trundle on...perhaps trundle is the wrong word...before I know it I'm working on the next set of story outlines with the doesn't seem that long since we last did it... but as with continuing drama everything's always on the go. It's a hectic week, ideas have been thrown...

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  4. Edinburgh: Week Two

    Sunday 19 August 2007, 18:39

    Richard Hurst Richard Hurst Writer

    The Edinburgh Fringe continues apace: the pace in question being that of an emphysemic snail. Lots of performers are talking about having 'hit the wall': the combination of fatigue, drink and low-level viral infection have taken their toll. But there's nothing to be done other than necking vitamin C...

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  5. How To Be Funny

    Thursday 16 August 2007, 16:25

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    Thing is, you can be funny electronically these days. It's a lot cheaper.

    Rob Manuel - your ginger overlord - has written a big long page all about being funny on the internets. It's got lots of good advice if you're thinking of making your own funny rather than just writing it and hoping that someone...

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  6. Plays at Lunchtime

    Thursday 16 August 2007, 16:00

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    Four up-and-coming playwrights supported in part by the BBC writersroom are having their plays performed in Newcastle and Hexham during the lunch hour.

    Find out more about how to get a bit of culture with your scran on the New Writing North website.

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  7. Edinburgh: Week One

    Saturday 11 August 2007, 14:22

    Richard Hurst Richard Hurst Writer

    It's the end of the first week of the Edinburgh Fringe. It's been overcast, with sunny intervals and rain in places. I'm writing this in a drizzly Pitlochry, having sneaked away from the capital for a couple of days to get on with some writing for a deadline at the end of the month. Last night we watched...

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  8. Chase Me

    Monday 6 August 2007, 17:12

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    We've just put a script from the second series of Kay-Mellor-produced drama The Chase in the script archive. This is episode 8, transmitted on the 29th July and written by Pat Smart. So, hot off the tellybox then.

    Several episodes of The Chase, including this one, were directed by Sue Tully, who used...

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  9. Silver Street

    Sunday 5 August 2007, 14:44

    Aisha Khan Aisha Khan

    Hi I'm Aisha....and I'm currently working on atttachment on BBC Asian Networks radio drama series called Silver Street. I've ben here for some weeks and have sat in a day of recording, worked with the lovely researcher and had a laugh with the production team discussing story possibles ....and had a...

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  10. Middle-aged White Men

    Thursday 2 August 2007, 17:02

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    That's who write British films, according to the latest research conducted by the UK Film Council

    They took a random sample of 40 films certified as British in 2004 and 2005 and theatrically released in the UK, and talked to the 63 credited screenwriters to find out a bit about who they were.

    So, sure...

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