Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Graham rejects "self-censorship" jibe

On The Guardian's Organ Grinder blog, scriptwriter Matthew Graham rejects the allegation made by Mark Lawson that he and fellow Life On Mars creators Ashley Pharoah and Tony Jordan exercised self-censorship by moderating Gene Hunt's racism.
Did we self-censor when having heard some of Hunt's extreme racist lines read out at rehearsals, we decided to cut them? I would argue that we made a judgment call. One of a thousand judgment calls that we had to make at various stages in the development of the show. Not born out of fear, but out of an instinct for what worked best for the story.

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