Month: August 2007

  • Intended to be humorous, or has no point about government policy.

    Sadly, my petition to the Prime Minister has been rejected by the small-minded bureaucrats at Number 10. They’ll regret their short-sightedness when we all get turned into little cartoon people in 2012. I include a copy below in the hope that the Olympics Committee may take notice and opt to save us from the upcoming […]

  • Watch that fringe and see how it flutters

    I’ve just been up in Edinburgh for the last few days checking out some new plays, most of which were OK and some of which were actually quite good. Unfortunately it wasn’t all like that. In the course of my sojourn I had what I can only describe as the quintessential Edinburgh Fringe experience. Picture, […]

  • Rockne O’Bannon

    Some interesting thoughts from Rockne O’Bannon on how to create worlds for your characters to live in, which will inform their emotional lives.

  • I’m Gene Hunt. Your DCI. And it’s 1973.

    Casting news from The Hollywood Reporter on the US version of Gene Hunt, the real hero of the magnificent Life on Mars. Colm Meaney is, apparently, in the final stages of negotiation. Just wanted to take a moment to point out what an excellent choice this is.

  • ITV to commission long-running series

    Michael Grade announced today that ITV are specifically looking for long running series. To wit, “series that are on 14, 15, 16 weeks a year, on every year for three, four or five years”. This is interesting because this is the first ITV move towards the new UK commissioning model of longer-term returning series. This […]