On Sun, 5 Aug 2018 14:27:04 +0100, krw <***@whitnet.uk> wrote:
>On 21/7/18 12:51, Chris McMillan wrote; my response is lower down:
>> We know Robs returning (so much for keeping plots dark). Its only the
>> when. Maybe the non spoiler is the arrival epi.
>Whilst lying awake pondering my imminent fate a couple of nights ago I
>postulated some of things I might get up to as the newly appointed
>editor of a well known drama in a rural setting. One of them would be
>to issue a statement to be used by cast and writers etc when at public
>events and the inevitable question is raised. It went something like this:
>The current editor respects the involved history of the programme as it
>is a continuing drama, however it feels to him that subject matter
>linked to Rob Titchener when he was a village resident both traumatised
>and repulsed our listeners about whom we care greatly and the way in
>which it was not a unique treatment having already been examined in
>detail on other BBC programme "EastEnders" lead to an unreasonable
>This is not to detract in any way from the excellent performance solely
>provided by voice from Mr Timothy Watson and is perhaps a suitable
>demonstration of the power of radio where the pictures are better than
>It is unlikely that the current editor will feel the need to re-examine
>either the storyline or the character of Rob Titchener unless the latter
>has been able to accept his failings and can equally verbally
>demonstrate his personal redemption in a way which salves the listeners'
>feelings. If we felt we wished to do that we would hope that Mr Watson
>would be able to return to us.
>However the editor does feel that the potential long term impact on
>Helen, Tom, Kirsty, Pat, Tony and more especially Henry and Jack - who
>surely should be asking about his father soon? - are matters over which
>a curtain has until now been wrongly drawn and will we hope be taken
>into consideration by my colleagues in constructing future compelling
>drama in a rural setting.
>It felt far more effective in my head!
It is excellent here too.