Thursday, October 27, 2005

Funland writers interviewed

Simon Ashdown and Jeremy Dyson, the writers of the new BBC series Funland, interviewed for BBC Writersroom.
As writers how do you maintain your original voice without compromising it for schedules or producers?

Jeremy: It's not something that I think about - the job is just to do what you do. We were lucky; one of the things that attracted us to this project was that we were given freedom - we were just left alone to do it. This is much more common in comedy than drama.

Simon: It's not the norm in drama - you have to fight for it. It also depends on who the producers are because there are producers who want to be authors, who want to put their stamp on it which makes your freedom harder to retain. We were lucky in that we were given the space to do what we wanted to do.

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