Monday, May 18, 2009
EastEnders, 8pm tonight!
If you're stumbling across this blog for the very first time, you may not be aware that tonight sees my debut as a writer on EastEnders. Get in! Very pleased and excited about this, for lots of reasons, not least because it's so difficult to get the opportunity to write for the show, let alone nab a commission.
In fact, it was this time last year they offered me a commission after my second trial script was a success (my first trial attempt in 2006 led to a rejection, harumph). I officially got the nod for the actual commission last December and finished writing the script in February.
I've called my episode "Taking Control". Nick turns the screw on Billy; Jean tries to get through to Stacey; Bradley won't take 'no' lying down, and Libby plays matchmaker between Chelsea & Theo.
If you're a fan of the series, I hope the episode lives up to your expectations. If you're not a regular viewer, then I urge you to check it out anyway, and you can laugh at my efforts (um, in a good way?), or applaud them, should it make a suitable impression. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and had a lot of fun writing the script.
Hope you enjoy it!
Preview clip & catch ups HERE.