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THE GIRLS’ CLUB by Martyn Hesford – a Writers’ Company readthrough

Last week, we were excited to stage the second of our new Writers’ Company readthrough events, with an incredible cast performing a rehearsed read of Martyn Hesford’s very funny, all-female ensemble sitcom, THE GIRLS CLUB, which follows the lives and loves of a group of female friends living on a Manchester estate.

readthrougheditedAs well as bravely providing the sound effects of Elsie, a gin-loving King Charles Spaniel, the great Steve Bendelack (FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER, THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN, THE ROYLE FAMILY) directed a fantastic cast of actresses including Michelle Holmes, Paula Wilcox, Kathryn Drysdale, Maya Sondhi, Nicola Sanderson, Moya Brady, Abigail Thaw and Stephanie Hyam. Massive thanks must go to Gilly Sanguinetti, Annalisa Gordon & Isabella Riggs at The Artists’ Partnership for their help securing some of these talented ladies for us.

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Guests – who enjoyed the brilliant combination of Prosecco and chocolate biscuits – included commissioners, producers and script editors from Channel 4, Big Talk, Tiger Aspect, Hat Trick, Hartswood Films, Mammoth Screen, Drama Republic, Bentley Productions, Red Planet, Retort and Left Bank, among others.

This was the second in this new series of events, following a successful read of Ian Puleston-Davies’ play, SHRINE TO THE COMMON GARDEN GNOME, in the summer. Produced, cast and hosted by us, we see these afternoons as a great chance to proactively engage the industry with our clients’ work in a new, fun and exciting way.

Watch this space for more!

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Lauren Klee writes EASTENDERS rape episode

Don’t miss one of the biggest and most talked-about episodes of EASTENDERS this year, written by Lauren Klee, on Monday 6th October at 8pm on BBC1.

Queen Vic landlady, Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) sets out to console her brother-in-law, Dean (Matt Di Angelo), but things take a horrible turn when he sexually assaults her…

Lauren has also written the follow-up episode on Tuesday at 7.30pm on BBC1.

 

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Toby Walton’s DOCTORS episode nominated for RTS Midlands Award

We are delighted to announce that Toby Walton’s episode of DOCTORS entitled ‘Leper’ has been nominated in the Best Drama/Fictional Programme category at this year’s RTS Midlands Awards. Toby is a core writer on the show and is also currently writing an original 60′ script for ITV Studios.

The ceremony takes place on Thursday 30th October at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

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CRACKANORY returns

CRACKANORY return with it’s second series on Dave Channel 24th September 10pm, featuring the narrating talents of Vic Reeves, Sue Perkins, Katherine Parkinson, Johnny Vegas, Ruby Wax, Emilia Fox, Simon Callow and more.

Our very own Nico Tatarowicz has returned to write two more episodes for the series.

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