On Thu, 25 Jun 2020 22:19:35 -0300, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell Post by krw Post by carolet
Katie Hims is a new writer.
It appears she writes for the wireless. Will things get better?
If I have not mentioned so before, Katie Hims is one of that small
collection of writers for BBC Radio who is such a delight that I will
listen to anything she writes and not expect to be disappointed. Check
out Listening to the Dead, a five pàrt drama over five generations or
the Lost Property series.
I know, I know, I said exactly the same a few weeks ago about Nick
Warburton and I am sorry to say I found the week when he collaborated
on the Archers monologues to be so deeply uninspiring that I could not
even tell which were the parts he wrote. However with Nick Warburton
and Katie Hims in tandem from the 29th, I am willing to give it
....and give it another go I just did. I have just finished listening
to the omni.
Oh dear :-( What is the Usenet graphic for sitting in despair with
ones head in ones hand? I need one! Lots of them!
I thought with two of (IMO) the best radio scriptwriters around this
has got to fly! It will be terrific! I am so looking forward to being
knocked out of my apathy! It didn't(1), it wasn't and here I still am.
I am putting the blame on management. Honestly, if Katie Hims(2) and
Nick Warburton are unable to breathe life into the show then it is the
show that is wrong. I am now suspecting that Jeremy Howe - or whoever
cooked up the talking heads format - is so determined to force it to
work, so determined not to backtrack and consider other ways of doing
things that it is crushing the creativity out of the writers and
failing to use the wealth of experience they bring to the project.
In other news, I have been thoroughly enjoying the new Dead Ringers
series. Produced in lockdown with the cast in their own homes, I
presume but the effortless banter between the cast and the slick
production almost makes you forget there used to be a studio audience
to help things along. If they can do it, why not TA?
(1)I originally wrote here, Sorry luv, apostrophes are off and then
found the speilchucker will put them in for me. Please tell me these
are good, honest apostrophes not those funny graphics that usually
come from this Spanish keyboard
(2)Just been listening again to Five Rachels - brilliant!