Sorry to say that the teething problems and general opacity of website development has meant that the Contact mechanism for this site has not been functioning and messages have apparently been lost in cyberspace.
The problem has been rectified but there is no way I can recover the lost messages meanwhile. Feel free to contact me.
The celebrated television dramatist this morning slags off the BBC drama department. Is that a headline at all? She says; “The BBC is disgusting in their treatment of talent.”
“It’s very hard to get to work at the BBC. They make very big promises. I think they’re very afraid to commission anything” she writes in The Daily Telegraph where she talks about the ‘22 year-olds’ who make the so-called decisions.
As it happens I know an experienced and respected and ‘award-winning’ television writer who had a crime show binned last week. It was to be a… Continue reading
Ahead of my fiction launch on Amazon Kindle I am happy to be doing a live interview with Chris Baxter on his Morning Show on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on Monday next, 7th November. It will air around 11.00am.
I hope to talk to Chris about the way that writers are mutating into ‘indie authors’, publishing their own work as ebooks. More ebooks are now sold on Amazon than the traditional kind.
Is this a new freedom for creative writers or does the new publishing model threaten writers’ incomes with cut-price competition – the way the music industry has… Continue reading
My recent post on the Conservation Angels Awards seems to have touched a nerve with more than 200 people coming here to read it.
Was it sour grapes? Have I broken some ethical code in biting a hand that offered to feed us? I don’t think so. I was glad to be a finalist and to be given a platform – but why shouldn’t I try to use mine as effectively as any other media operation uses theirs?
Conservation skills training as with all vocational training for young people in this country is in deep trouble. … Continue reading
Representing Woodchester Mansion Trust tomorrow in the finals of the national Conservation Angel Awards at The Palace Theatre in London tomorrow with awards sponsor Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
Host is Clare Balding; judges include TV presenter Bettany Hughes, Robert Chartres, Bishop of London, and Simon Thurley, CEO of English Heritage.
Media partners are The Daily Telegraph and BBC2 Culture Show.
BBC2’s Culture Show at 7.00pm features Woodchester Mansion, a national finalist in the Conservation Angels Awards sponsored by Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
Strip joint-owner Jack Ruby, the Dallas Mob, the CIA and the assassination of JFK.
Starring Danny Aiello and Sherilyn Fenn.
Directed by John MacKenzie.
Screenplay by Stephen Davis from his play Love Field.
See Ruby at the IMDB
Tommy Lee Jones stars as CIA officer Steve Daley trying to unravel the riddle of high-level KGB defector Yuri Nosenko (Oleg Rudnik).
The real-life espionage case that started a secret war inside the CIA.
Screenplay by Stephen Davis.
View the details for the film at the IMDB