Just watched my sister’s screenwriting debut: an episode of The Chase on BBC One (making your debut on a Sunday evening BBC One drama is what’s called “hitting the big time”).
My wife and I clapped and cheered when the words “Written by Kirsty Halton” appeared in the opening credits, which might have puzzled the neighbours a bit. Very well written it was too, though it’s all terribly complicated. Set in a veterinary practice where everyone is either sleeping with, or in the process of a painful break-up from, everyone else.
My sister also blew the budget for the entire series with all the location work that was needed, so don’t bother watching the rest of the series: very inferior writing, and the characters are having to use coconut shells (a la Holy Grail) as they’ve run out of money for horses. 😉
Oh, and the take-home messages from this episode were: (1) if you own a dog, don’t leave your shredder plugged in when you’re not using it; (2) social climbers never prosper; and (3) don’t hit your girlfriend (well, duh).