A couple of television scripts Work in Progress

A couple of probably failed TV scripts from some dark corner of my hard drive

Blood Brother

Winners and Losers- TV Script – 2017

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Abstract from using microsoft paint – this one is angular

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Work in Progress – TV Scripts

I’m not sure what type of writing I prefer but if I can probably narrow it down to two – they are writing novels and writing film or TV scripts.

I think it’s because each of those forms allow you to write proper ‘stories’ with plots and characters. For example it’s exciting to throw a random plot twist at the characters and see how they react; then follow them to the end to see how everything gets resolved.

There’s time to get to know the characters a bit, time to chill with these new and interesting people. It’s also a bit like that with painting, especially painting portraits, where you don’t know where that first mark on the canvas is going to lead, who is going to emerge from that mess of form and colour.

I suppose that it’s a bit like that for all art-forms – the creation of something out of nothing but an idea. But then, isn’t it a bit like that for science and engineering too? Isn’t it a bit like that for every facet of human existence, from making a cup of tea to designing a spaceship?

There’s nothing special about writers and artists.

Anyway, my work-in-progress includes adapting two of my books into television scripts.

It’s going great so far, in fact both books seem to lend themselves to the visual style of a television script. The books are Bums and Boys from the Backfields and each story is being developed into a six part TV drama. Both books are set  in the industrial/post-industrial town of Elchurch on the South Wales coast but they are very different books in other respects.

Click for more about the books : BUMS or BOYS FROM THE BACKFIELDS

Here’s a sneak peek

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It Doesn’t Matter – a Play for the Stage

Read the whole play below, or download is a Word doc It Doesn-t Matter

IT DOESN’T MATTER

A ONE ACT PLAY

CHARACTERS:

ADAM: A MAN

BEN: A MAN

CARRIE: A WOMAN

THE THREE CHARACTERS ARE OF WORKING AGE AND ARE IN THE SAME AGE RANGE.

SCENE: TYPICAL OPEN PLAN LOUNGE/KITCHEN 2015

ADAM IS HOVERING NEAR THE KITCHEN AREA. BEN IS AT THE KITCHEN COUNTER.

ADAM: What are you doing?

BEN: What do you mean what am I doing?

ADAM: I mean what are you doing?

BEN: Talking to you – obviously.

ADAM: Before that what were you doing?

BEN: What do you mean what was I doing?

ADAM: I mean what were you doing before I asked you what are you doing?

BEN: Ah then. Nothing. I wasn’t doing anything.

ADAM: Yes you were. I saw you doing something. Continue reading

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Uncaged – Script

Another script developed with TAPS, this time for their Continuing Drama course.

It’s a domestic:

UNCAGED SCRIPT 2010

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Midnight Comes

This is a script developed with TAPS with a view to getting it produced by ITV for the It’s My Shout scheme. In the end it didn’t make the final cut but got as far as a reading and development at the BBC studios in Cardiff.

Anyway – here it is.

Midnight Comes Script 2010

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