Frankly, if you’d told me at the beginning of 2009 that I’d be ending it on 6 Music, even in a maternity-leave cover capacity, I’d have been surprised. I thought I was off the subs’ bench, and it seems I am very much not. That’s been one of the happier surprises of the year, professionally. All the other stuff, well … my first priority of 2010, professionally, is to complete the second draft of my sitcom pilot script, which is in development with BWark, the eminently aproachable production company who make The Inbetweeners (which I belatedly discovered this year, thanks to Richard’s recommendation, and his DVDs) and The Persuasionists, the BBC2 sitcom starring Adam Buxton I’ve script edited this year which is due on TV in January, I think. My first script editing gig, and a positive experience, although I did galvanise my desire to write my own and have someone else edit it. Also in the immediate New Year, I’ll be writing on 7 Day Sunday, the Chris Addison discussion show for 5 Live which we’ve been piloting, and having those early meetings about Season Four of Not Going Out. I currently have a number of other sitcom projects at various stages of pitching and development, and I’ll reveal all when any of them hit a more tangible milestone. Don’t wish to jinx.I fully intend to carry on with the Collings & Herrin podcast, for as long as we both enjoy it, and with two gigs already in the diary, let’s hope there are more. I’m considering taking my own show up to Edinburgh, but there are financial considerations, and we’re not out of the recessionary woods yet. Still, who knows what might be around the corner?
Rave on, then.