Month: February 2009

  • Location, Location, Location

    For the last few months, I’ve been part of the writing team for a new comedy sketch show known as Splendid. The sketches going into the pilot have been selected, and it’s due to start filming next month. But – it’s a pilot! And alas we cannot simply throw money at problems like, for example, […]

  • Jane Austen Mashup

    I pointed out Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the tumblelog the other day, and at the time I thought it was possibly the best idea ever. If Variety isn’t mistaken (and how I hope they aren’t) then Elton John’s production company may actually have come up with an even better adaptation. Pride and Predator. […]

  • Letters From America: Welcome to the 21st Century

    originally sent on 24th February 2004— It’s finally happened. Today, my Robotic Housemaid arrived. OK, so unlike the robots we were promised in the 1950s it doesn’t do the dishes or make cocktails, but the Roomba is a fully-mechanised robot vacuum cleaner. It’s about the size of a large dinner plate, and approximately four inches […]