Wednesday, 13 April 2022

A New Direction...

For a while now, I've been dallying with the idea of writing something other than screenplays. 

In particular, I've been playing with the idea of a novel. I've got started, and I've created a platform to go with it, and a new name (for a new side to my writing).

I'll still be screenwriting, of course. But now my alter ego, Paul C. Mercer, will be working away alongside me on his first novel which, when finished in several years' time, might look something like this...

In the meantime, if you enjoy books and reading, you might like to follow my journey towards publication. I've set up a website with all the details, and you can sign up for regular newsletters and even get a free copy of one of the opening chapters.

It's all here, at Paul and I would love to have you visit.

Thursday, 3 March 2022

Double Your Usual Dose

Doctors is getting an extra broadcast in the evenings from Monday 7 March 2022. 

As well as the usual 13:45 transmission on BBC1, each episode will now be repeated on BBC2 at 19:00. Everyone at Letherbridge Central is very excited by the prospect. In fact, I'm astonished it's not got more coverage in the Press - maybe there's other stuff going on at the moment.

My latest episode isn't quite the first to be broadcast in this prestigious primetime slot, but it's not far off. Keep an eye out for...

There For You

Thursday 10 March 2022. BBC1 @ 13:45 and BBC2 @ 19:00. And on iPlayer for about a year thereafter.

Photo copyright BBC

Emma wants to have a quiet birthday, but The Mill gang have other ideas - ideas that could end in disaster. Luca is urgently called to Winnie's bedside.

Oh, My Poor Neglected Blog!

 Apologies to all my regular readers, all three of you.

I have no excuse, but I'll lay the blame on COVID because it's to blame for most things these days. I have not blogged since way back in the mists of July 2021, and I've had three episodes of Doctors broadcast since then. Thankfully, the magic of iPlayer means that you can still catch up (I know you want to).

So, in the order in which they were broadcast, we had...

The Inspector

Broadcast 14 September 2021

Emma thinks a potential witness could be of benefit to Rob, and Al winds Ruhma up. Bear visits another GP surgery and gets stuck there longer than he anticipated.


Broadcast 4 November 2021

Now everyone knows Valerie's plan, can she handle how The Mill reacts? Daniel saves the day as he takes on litter man in his World Warrior outfit.


After the Fall 

Broadcast 19 January 2022

A young man has died in a senseless accident at home. A father grieves. But is it all as it seems? When Sid arrives to help, can he handle what he uncovers?


All Photos copyright BBC

Friday, 9 July 2021

Something Different


Copyright BBC

Unearthing a box of her Mum’s belongings, Taz is pulled into a mystery surrounding the fate of local woods. To solve it, she will have to come face to face with tough memories.

Not an episode of Doctors. Blimey! 

An episode of the CBBC show "The Dumping Ground". A lot of work, and a lot of getting used to writing for a different show and a different audience, but it's all come good. "The Diwata of Ogleton Wood" is available on iPlayer now, and probably forever.

Thursday, 10 June 2021

The Seg

Copyright BBC

I forgot about this one! Broadcast on 13 May. Daniel pushes his luck when he breaks a few rules to help a young prisoner who's got himself into a tricky situation.