September (9 posts)
Tuesday 30 September 2008, 11:22
It's an idea to sit down for a dose of Cashzz or Enders with a trained counsellor at your side at the moment, or at the very least with your finger poised to dial the relevant helpline.
I had to reach for a helpline of the highest authority after watching the Casualty series openers a couple of weeks...
Friday 26 September 2008, 11:37
Trapped is an eight-part animated series about consequences that was written and developed by three young people in Knowsley, Liverpool working with Lucia Haynes, the BBC writersroom writer-in-residence with Action for Children (formerly NCH). What started out as a residency in a project for children...
Monday 22 September 2008, 17:44
Thursday 18 September 2008, 16:28
Chasing up a writer recently, I got the reply: I thought I'd already sent it to you.
This leapt immediately into my top 10 of writers' reasons for non-delivery, assuming, of course, that they respond. Some just screen their calls.
And the rest of the top 10:
My computer was stolen.
Wednesday 17 September 2008, 18:28
Russell T Davies (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk, The Second Coming, Bob & Rose... it's possible that you may have heard of him) will be appearing at the Cornerhouse in Manchester on 20th October 2008 to talk about his work.
The event is happening from 6pm to 7:30pm, and there's a maximum of two tickets...
Friday 12 September 2008, 12:25
The work I'd done on my Casualty ep last week was paying off. The guest stories were clearer, the serial was coherent, the pace was good, the exec producer was happy.
I glanced at the clock; my lunch date would be around in 20 minutes - a girlfriend I hadn't caught up with in ages.
My editor was still...
Thursday 11 September 2008, 18:02
The tragic and untimely death of Geoffrey Perkins has cast an air of gloom over the comedy world, and is still being talked about nearly two weeks after the event. It's as if none of us can accept that he isn't here any more because, for many of us, our lives in comedy have been related in one way or...
Monday 8 September 2008, 18:25
Good news - we've managed to get ahold of a script for BBC Scotland's River City.
River City is a continuing drama set in Shieldinch, a fictional suburb of Glasgow, which airs every Tuesday at 8:00pm on BBC One Scotland. It's been running since 2002, and gets an average of half-a-million viewers each...
Tuesday 2 September 2008, 20:44
Last time I looked it was the beginning of the summer holidays. Tomorrow the kids go back to school. Where did the time go?
During the wind and the rain I've managed to notch up a couple of drafts of my current Casualty episode, been to a Holby planning meeting for my next episode, didn't manage to...