Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Strange World of Gurney Slade

I’ve just re-visited this forgotten work of genius by the late great Anthony Newley.   An ITV comedy series from the 1960s shot (amazingly) on  35 mm film.

A sitcom actor, fed up with the desperately un-funny stuff he is doing, walks out of the TV studio into a world of his own invention.

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Noir in Bath

Last Saturday I co-hosted a noir afternoon in Bath Central Library.  Very successful.  Good pieces of new work read out and discussed

Congratulations to Bath Libraries for setting up ALL their writing workshops.

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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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