Monday, 9 November 2015

Afternoon of the Living Dead

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 It's a team building day, and the team have to deal with some unexpected opponents as they are put through their paces

This episode was a lot of fun to write, and, apparently, it was a lot of fun to make.

Of course, it might be excruciating to watch!  Who knows?  I don't - I haven't seen it yet.

But it's got Toyah in it.  So how bad can it be?

This is what the lovely lady herself said about it on her website...

 This episode is really different and quite “out there” for day time drama! I am very happy indeed with my role.

And, seeing as she appears to have an axe in her hand, who could possibly disagree?

Tomorrow afternoon (that's Tuesday 10 Nov) at 13:45 on BBC1, and on iPlayer for a month or so thereafter.

And now, if you're really keen, yours to have and own at the BBC Store over at for just £1.89!

Friday, 25 September 2015

A Proper Copper

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Ayesha wants to know how to keep up with Hayden's partying. Howard panics when Al disappears with important paperwork. Rob mentors an overenthusiastic new PCSO recruit.

Monday's Doctors.  You know the score.  BBC.  13:45.  And on iPlayer for a month thereafter.

I haven't seen an advance copy, so I'll be there on sofa on Monday.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

A few words from Toyah...

The lovely Toyah Willcox has blogged briefly about her role in "The Afternoon of the Living Dead" for Doctors.  This makes me very happy.  Go and take a peek at Toyah's Blog

Friday, 14 August 2015

Bad Samaritan

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Mrs Tembe has an encounter with someone whose importance she doesn't realise, while Howard tries to get involved in a clinical matter. Al has to deal with a patient who he suspects might be a stalker. 

Monday, on the Beeb, and for a month thereafter on the iPlayer.  Not too much weirdness in this one.  Just a lot of Al being Al.  Oh, and some Tinker (for those of you who remember Lovejoy).
Meanwhile, in a quick look forward to sometime in November, the fine folks from Letherbridge have been putting out some advance publicity for another episode of mine - "Afternoon of the Living Dead"...
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And, yes, that's Toyah Willcox (the one in the camouflage, not the one in the suit or the one with the poppy).  And there is just a tiny weeny bit of weirdness in this one.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Waiting for Gordon

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One for the fans of Samuel Beckett.  Not guaranteed to make a great deal of sense to anyone else.
 Ayesha wakes up with Sid but during the day finds his attention too much. Howard feels inspired after meeting an old friend.  Heston has the strangest of days after a sleepless night reading Waiting for Godot.

Confession time.  There is one line in this episode that is not mine.  And it's not Samuel Beckett's either.  I wrote it, and then realised that my subconscious brain had nipped back in time 30 years and stolen the line from Paul Crosland, the famous playwright.  It is used here with kind permission from the original genius.  Spot the line if you can.

I haven't seen this one yet - no advance copy.  So, I'll be watching it live, and probably wondering what on earth I was on at the time I wrote it!

Thursday afternoon, if you've nothing better to do.  And for a month or so thereafter on the iPlayer.