>It begins again. I did my first set of (easy) indoor intervals for a while today. I'd have preferred to go out for a ride but the weather was being Very British.The turbo trainer experience was rendered a little more bearable by BBC Radio 4's Saturday Play - an adaptation of David Edgar's stage play … Continue reading >Intervals and The Shape of the Table
>The wall goes up
>After the wall coming down, the new one is beginning to go up. The picture of the work in progress has been distorted by the image stitching software, but I like the effect. Today the rest of the roof comes off.The building work has been accompanied by flooding and more bad news about foundations and … Continue reading >The wall goes up
>Kind of Dark has been in rehearsal the last couple of days. Suzanne Bell is directing Mark Arends and Raquel Cassidy. Amazingly, it goes live on Sunday at 5pm and 8pm. The other writers in the show are Glyn Cannon, Stephen Sharkey, Nancy Harris and Frederic Blanchette translated by Christopher Campbell. There's a full running … Continue reading >Stuff Happens
>Back home after a couple of days away. The recording of the radio play went well - great performances from Paul Clarkson and John Flitcroft. It was a fun production with John pedalling away on a static bike while Paul jogged back and fore to simulate riding with him. Thanks to all involved (Paul, John, … Continue reading >The Climb
>A week in radio
>On Thursday I'm off to Birmingham for the recording of The Climb, my radio dramadoc destined for Radio 4's Afternoon Play slot on July 4th. Soweto Kinch's music has been commissioned and will be recorded soon after. Soweto's musings on moments of transcendence have been recorded (produced by Rosie Boulton) and edited into the script. … Continue reading >A week in radio
>Spring has sprung …
>This is the first time we've seen our new garden in the Spring. We are surprised to find that we have an outrageously pink tree. It's good because a) it looks pretty and b) its 'Look at me! Look at me!'ness makes me laugh - we have a shameless tree.Tuesday to Birmingham. I had encouraged … Continue reading >Spring has sprung …
>I had a dream ... I've been piling on the weight since the move to London and it's been worrying me. Anyway - this dream. I dreamt I woke up and looked in the mirror and I was wearing this really heavy hat - a two stone hat! I hadn't realised that I'd been wearing … Continue reading >A Dream
>A(nother) Good Night Out
>Today started badly by losing an hour - I didn't realise this until about 1.30pm (or 12.30pm or 2.30pm - I can never work it out). This left a lot of work to do in too short a time.P's away in Liverpool, so to Dalston solo for the Miniaturists 6 show at The Arcola. I … Continue reading >A(nother) Good Night Out
>"Dying For It"
>A great night out last night. P and I met up after work - pasta and a glass of cheap Shiraz and then off to the Almeida to see Moira Buffini's free adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, Dying for It. It was only the second preview but it looks in good shape. It's a … Continue reading >"Dying For It"
>Going nowhere slowly
>I went out on the (static) bike. But I can see you're not interested. I'll chuck all this cycling stuff in a new blog to get it out of your way.I'm trying to organise a meeting with the Beeb about the radio play, but it's a collaborative project which means a lot of people have … Continue reading >Going nowhere slowly