Thursday, May 04, 2006

McGovern's Street recommissioned

Guild member Jimmy McGovern's series, The Street, has been recommissioned by the BBC half-way through its first run, reports Media Guardian (free registration required). Other writers, such as Guild member Marc Pye, have also written episodes of the drama.
John Yorke, the BBC joint head of independent drama, said of the recommission: "It's incredibly reassuring that in this day and age there's still an appetite for single plays and for voices as uncompromising as Jimmy McGovern's. The fact that The Street has found a mass audience and touched a chord with so many people is true testament to Jimmy's talent."

ITV Productions' executive producer of the show, Sita Williams, said: "What is exciting and continues to be exciting about The Street is not only Jimmy McGovern's writing, but his work with new writers who bring their raw talent to project.

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