The big influence was whoever was writing EastEnders that week. I loved that show when I and I think that was probably the biggest influence on me working out what writers did – though I did think the actors made up the words. That sort of storytelling was a huge influence on me. In terms of playwrights I tend to admire the writers I can’t write like – so I don’t know if they’re an influence on me but they’re people who I just think are incredible . The likes of Sarah Kane and Dennis Kelly – the really poetic writers; and I’m not poetic. Ronald Harwood I think is a genius and I would watch any film he has written.Update: The transcript of the discussion about the impact of public spending cuts is now online. Also features analysis of the recent Guild/ITV drama agreement.
Monday, August 30, 2010
We're doing transcripts of the most recent Writers' Guild podcasts, starting with this one of the interview with writer Jack Thorne.