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Monthly Archive for February, 2008

Lots: Episode 7

This post is in a series: please start at Episode 1 After a few months, not only did I stop fretting about my BBC non-commission but I grew lazy about retrieving script copies I had distributed to potential lovers of the Next Thing in Television. At some point I released a copy to a producer […]

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Lots: Episode 6

This post is in a series: please start at Episode 1 I lifted another character from the stage version of ‘Jean Pool’: Hugh, a young man who had lost his diary and engaged Jean and Max to find it. The metaphor for loss of identity was thoroughly and artlessly transparent, in the tradition of baldness […]

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This post is in a series: please start at Episode 1 My agent was invariably cheerful. “Not to worry,” he said, “We’ll see if we can place it somewhere else.” And then he said “What I think we should do is you should write another one for them.” “Another play?” I squeaked. “Yes. Show them […]

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Lots: Episode 4

This post is in a series: please start at Episode 1 I wrote the script on my pale blue Olympia portable typewriter because, in the olden days, there were no computers small enough to get into a room. As with my writing for Lumiere & Son, I used carbon paper to make copies. In order […]

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Lots: Episode 3

This post is in a series: please start at Episode 1 Let my imagination go. Uhuh. Roger was very likeable and I was flattered by his view that the eccentric work of Lumiere & Son – or something like it – would be viable in the centricity of BBCTV. I would pull out all the […]

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Lots: Episode 2

This post is in a series: please start at Episode 1 One of the most moving images that Strength Weekly – in an admittedly inward moment – has published. In Episode 3: what’s so interesting about all this anyway?

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Lots: Episode I

I’m in the front room of Hilary’s old house, which she is probably going to sell. All around the walls, on shelves, in boxes, cabinets and crates she has stashed a great archive of the papers of Lumiere & Son, the theatre company we ran together from 1972 to 1992 when the still Thatcherised Arts […]

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I’ve been setting up a series of art’n’entertainment evenings – David Gale’s Peachy Coochy Nites (the term ‘Peachy Coochy’ refers to a type of performance that cannot be given its usual name in this context. This is not Strength Weekly toying with its readers’ curiosity so much as the consequence of a legal constraint that […]

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