Monthly Archives: June 2014

From Reader to Writer

On the way through school, I read Carroll, Stevenson, Dickens, Eliot and D H Lawrence; John Steinbeck, J D Salinger and Harper Lee. And lots of poetry.

University was given over to drama; from Shakespeare to Harold Pinter. And in the theatre, to Joe Orton, Howard Brenton, David Hare.

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A Promising Crime Writer

Almost 30 years ago, I promised myself I would become a crime novelist.

However, a series for Channel 4 was on offer. And during the following years, working as an independent writer/producer/director was an exciting triple header.

Then in March 2012, I found myself superintending controlled chaos,

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Jeff Dowson on Twitter

Hunt tackling PM on testing turnaround time. Why don’t you say I want tests back within 24 hrs?
PM: We’ve done that.
Hunt: You’ve introduced a 24 hr targets?
PM: Yes
Hunt: When by?
PM: I’m not giving you a deadline right now I’ve been forbidden from announcing any new targets

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