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Red Planet Prize 2nd round

I’ll blog in more detail about this year’s Red Planet Prize at a later date but everyone should have heard about their script and whether it through to the next stage. We had around 1300 entries this year and we had a slightly different set-up so we went through a longlist of ten pages TWICE…... Read more

Blog Tour: Four Questions

The mighty Phill Barron tagged me in ‘The Blog Tour’ that’s going around, in which everyone gets asked the same four questions of the creative navel-gazing variety, and tags three other people to do the same on their blogs. SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO: 1) What am I working on? *checks Non-Disclosure Agreements* Nothing! Not a…... Read more

Writing for Octonauts

I wrote a couple of Octonauts two years ago, actually nearly THREE years ago now. I’ve been dying to see them – Octonauts is a great show – and in a neat twist of luck, they’re both on this week, Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th March, maybe you’d like to check them out. On Tuesday…... Read more

Irony of Character

As we get closer to choosing scripts for the next round of this year’s Red Planet Prize, I thought it would be useful to go over what makes a good TV series idea. Does it have that golden ingredient: ‘irony of character’? Let me explainz. — At a Red Planet Prize workshop, Tony Jordan mentioned…... Read more

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: New Talent & New Projects

Tim and I discuss the recent ‘new talent-gate’ issue (Tim acts as Devil’s Advocate in favour of the original gripe), but the discussion helps to highlight just how proactive you need to be at every stage of your career. With that in mind, we announce our exciting new joint project we’re making this year: Who…... Read more
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