It may seem that I have been rather quiet of late. On here, that is. In my non-virtual life I’ve been incredibly noisy. I’m learning to play the pan pipes and the sound is far from soothing in the hands of the beginner. The neighbours are getting irate.
In truth, I’ve been busy with many projects. They are in a pipeline. It’s too early to say if that pipeline will burst due to metaphorical pan-national conflicts or reach its final destination and pump television bronze into the homes of millions (or more likely thousands looking at modern day viewing figures). We may yet have to be pleasant to Russia, say we’ll forget about Ukraine and ask them very nicely for their cheap television.
One thing I can tell you about is a BBC Radio 4 pilot from an excellent stand up comedian, Liam Mullone’s Disappointing World, which is being recorded in London on November 24th and if you want to be in the audience then click here. It’s looking like a really good show.
Of course, I am very pleased indeed to have a passing association with the brilliant Detectorists, which will return for a second series. It’s made by my company, but sadly I can’t claim any credit – a brilliant bunch of people, with Mackenzie Crook at the helm, made that happen and they are truly deserving of its success.
In the meantime I’ll have to keep you guessing on the other stuff I’m working on, because I don’t like talking about things that aren’t certain to make it our screens or at least to pilot stage. There are usually several hurdles to leap and these can often cause a stumble, humiliation and a nasty graze. A bit like when I ran for an old routemaster bus and fell on some tarmac opening a hole in both a recently purchased pair of jeans and my knee.
Also apologies for people who have contacted me and not received a response. I’ll try to respond to questions in blog posts. If you have sent scripts then I promise that I do look at them, but unfortunately can’t always get back to people.
I’ll try and get to a proper blog post soon, but right now I’m busy thinking of something profound to say about Dapper Laughs, but I’m just in despair.