Month: June 2008

  • Radio Days

    Some time ago, I directed a radio play. I joined a Radio Theatre Group at work. Figured it would be fun and interesting. An email went round a while back saying “Here is an interesting play. Who wants to direct this?” and I thought: Why not. I’ve not directed anything before. So I volunteered. In […]

  • Hitting them in the bottom line.

    I think that at this point a boycott of Heinz products is in order. Three months should be long enough in the first instance to send a message to their accountants and executives. After that, I’ll look at it again. If you’re doing the same, you may also wish to send them an email to […]

  • The Beckley-Arnopp Cheltenham Scribomeet

    If you, like Jason Arnopp and I, are going to the Cheltenham Screenwriters Festival this year, you may have several things on your mind. Like “I don’t know any of these high-powered people. How will I get over my shyness and speak to anyone?” Or “Whose round is it?” Fortunately both of those questions can […]

  • 42 is not the answer.

    Well. If you live in the UK, you may have noticed that MPs in the House of Commons have just voted to extend pre-charge detention to 42 days. 42 days. That’s six weeks. Six weeks, in which you could be locked up in a cell with no idea what you were being accused of. Six […]

  • Stop This Deadly Musical Cult

    More than 99% of melancholia fans are now dead. Christine has the details.

  • …and breathe.

    I’ve just spent twenty minutes restoring a script from its backup. Which is really good, because for an hour or so there I thought I was going to have to type the whole thing in again. Which would not have made me a happy bunny. If you don’t have a backup system in place, get […]