Blog posts by year and month August 2011

Posts (7)

  1. Essential viewing this Bank Holiday Monday is BBC One drama, The Field of Blood - a dark and compelling crime thriller adapted from the best-selling novel by Denise Mina. Written and directed by David Kane, the crime drama is set in 1982 and centres on would-be journalist Paddy Meehan (Jayd ...

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  2. I'd like to begin my blog with a word of caution: when I sent this blog to the BBC it was full of hilarious gags, dazzling word play and, to put it simply, comedy genius. If what you are about to read is as interesting as dry toast, that's because it has been brutally edited, without my permissi...

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  3. I directed and presented a showcase of three of the winning sitcom scripts on Monday at the BBC Comedy venue in Edinburgh. Excellent audience turnout, a brilliant cast of performers from the fringe brought in at short notice, and a showcase where people laughed all the way through. Th...

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  4. I'm not a trained mathematician, but when I saw a picture, on this very blog, of the writers' room offices, piled floor to ceiling with jiffy bags and special delivery envelopes, like a disastrous Tetris fail, I figured the chances of my BBC writersroom Laughing Stock entry making an impact were...

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  5. Very excited to announce that we've selected 3 outstanding scripts for our #Hackgate Rapid Response. With only a week to turnaround the scripts, we received 179 submissions in total (though rather disappointingly only 10-15% of these were from female writers). You've entertained us in the of...

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  6. The writers for the 2012 Writers Academy course have been chosen. They are: Christian O'Reilly Katie Douglas Emer Kenny Kenneth Emson Kirstie Swain Steph Lloyd Jones Ben Tagoe Rosalind O'Shaughnessy This year we had the strongest shortlist yet, and many of the writers we didn...

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  7. We've just added the script for Episode 1 of new BBC Two drama, The Hour to our script archive. Written and created by Bafta award-winning Abi Morgan (White Girl, Sex Traffic, Brick Lane, Murder) the six-part series takes viewers behind the scenes of the launch of a topical news p...

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