Yesterday I had the pleasure of being invited into the hidden depths of Kent to meet up with the ten talented individuals who won the BBC's recent Sharps initiative. They're on their week-long residential course learning about all things teledramatic. Ceri Meyrick was giving a presentation on continuing drama and the Academy, and I got wheeled out as "and here's one we made earlier."
I'm afraid I didn't get a chance to read any of their work, but all you disappointed Sharps-applicants out there can take some small comfort from the thought that you were beaten by some very nice people.
Back in Walford, my script is about to turn "white", which means that the whole team is about to get their hands on my attempts at half an hour of life on The Square. They start shooting it in a fortnight's time and it hits the screen on 27 October. Put it in your diary.
... along with 14 January, which is the transmission date for my next Doctors ep - "Widow-To-Be". This was the script I wrote before Christmas as part of the Academy training. I hadn't looked at it since then, so it was a fairly surreal exercise last week to get notes on it from my script editor, who actually seemed to know the text better than I did.
Holby next. I have a commissioning meeting on 1 September. After my Casualty experience, I confess that I'm a bit nervous. But EastEnders went well, so I'm not totally crap. If anyone has any interesting hospital experiences that might segue nicely into an episode of Holby City, please drop me a line.