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I am, amongst other things, a TV Producer and writer. My novel ‘Pavement’, published by Cutting Edge Press, is a dark, gruesome, funny and dystopian story of a disabled serial killer. My blog attempts to illuminate the delightful, dark and dangerous thing that is the tunnel of life... Where's my torch?

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14 March 2016


There has been a long transit between this blog and my last. The reasons are many and varied. I’m in the last throes of completing a Dispatches programme for Channel Four, it is a demanding taskmaster, the last area of television in which you must be factually accurate a difficult thing to achieve in any arena. Facts are like eels, slippery and cunning, hard to pin down.  You may want to watch if you have a passing 30 minutes and a television set (or a computer). The subject matter...

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