Monday, 29 September 2008

A Smile

God, that last post was a bit gloomy!

So, here's something to make you smile.

Those lovely people at Amazon have just sent me a copy of Russell T Davies' new book "The Writer's Tale". And, as I'm currently sitting waiting for notes on my Holby treatment, the temptation to peruse it a little was too great (well, it's work, isn't it? professional development).

Anyway, 30 pages in, and it's a delight. e-mail correspondence between himself and Benjamin Cook (journalist on Dr Who Magazine). An absolute complete and utter "must read" for any writer and/or Whovian out there.

And a lot to smile about.

But the particular nugget that made me grin like a monkey?

He's responding to a question about whether a character needs to be likeable...

"Likeability. I've been thinking about your question during Dancing on Ice (did I ever tell you, I was asked to be on that? Actually skating! Julie is still laughing to this day)"

If you've ever seen a picture of the man, you'll know why that would have been the best series of Dancing on Ice, ever.

1 comment:


Agreed, that would be great show!

BTW, you're me-me'd if you have the time...