I wrote what I thought was a pretty good script about an old woman with an obscure eye condition that meant she could see things that weren't there...Fortunately for Joy she persevered and is now a regular writer on the show.
One of the things this old woman hallucinated was a cat. Now, if the script was amazing in all other ways, the producers just might have made their lives hell by adding a performing cat into the mix of hectic shooting schedules and strict budgets. But as my script was already fundamentally flawed, the presence of a cat in the cast list probably did not help its chances.
I got a gutting letter. Thanks, but no thanks. Characters too thin. All the best. Bye bye now.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
On the BBC Writersroom blog, Guild member Joy Wilkinson looks back at her first attempt to write for BBC TV's Doctors.