Had episode of The Bill on last week, but got the dates wrong so missed it. Just finished script-doctoring a Romanian film script which is to be made this summer. Finished a screenplay about teenage anger while the summer wind and rain whipped furiously outside and crashed down my back garden fence, making me angry that I had to prop the bastard thing up again but helping me to finish a scene in a different way – with my main character kicking down a back garden fence in a frenzy. He has become the wind, or vice versa. Dropped my mobile phone in bucket of water and had a desire to drop all the technology I own in said bucket. One day I’ll write a scene in which a character does just that.
Where’s the drama that entertains and makes you realize you can change the world? We need to keep trying to get exciting, original ideas commissioned and made. The Sopranos, Deadwood, The Simpsons, all landmarks in drama, and all American.