ADVENT DAY THREE: Christmas. It’s not long away. And to celebrate advent, new content will be added to this blog every day in the countdown to the big day. You’ll see reviews, opinion pieces, links to some of my other work, videos – maybe even a short story! Remember to check back every day (in between the mad rush of packing presents, getting the freezer stocked up and watching Home Alone on repeat).
The BBC Writer’s Room is a great source of inspiration, especially when it comes to their extensive script library. It covers a vast amount of programmes – from Doctor Who to Miranda, Death in Paradise to Spooks – and different mediums too, with radio scripts like Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully and films like Shifty.
A recent addition is the complete scripts for the first series of Luther, written by Neil Cross. Now, I’ll be honest: I haven’t seen Luther. My brother loves it though, and I plan on catching up.
I really love Neil Cross’ style; I printed off his Spooks script, and it’s truly brilliant. It’s actually one of my favourite episodes… which is incredible considering the standard of its peers. You can read that one here.
Or if you’re a Luther fan, or need to be inspired, you can check out those six scripts by searching ‘Luther’ here. I love the frantic pace, and think it’s really important that the piece’s tone shines through in the descriptions, not just the dialogue.
It’s not one for kids, that’s for sure…