What are you looking for?

A Young Doctor's NotebookCrosswords: My book Two Girls, One On Each Knee (7): The Puzzling, Playful World of the Crossword, has been published by Penguin.

A Young Doctor’s Notebook: Here’s a Guardian piece on how we adapted Mikhail Bulgakov’s stories for a comedy-drama with Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm, now available on DVD.

Other telly: I’ve worked as a presenter on The Word, The Big Breakfast and The Daily Politics. I co-wrote Respectable and The Pooters and have worked on the Charlie Brooker Wipe series, The Jonathan Ross Show and This Week. [other TV] [other journalism]

Alan ConnorSome music writing for the BBC: Torture chamber music; Secrets of writing a ‘wallpaper’ hit; Britain’s favourite funeral music; What is a ‘guilty pleasure’?; The Unswinging Sixties.

And some features about individual songs: What A Wonderful World; London Calling; Bohmeian Rhapsody; 4’33; Shipbuilding; My Sharona; Everybody Hurts; Killing in the Name; Down Under; Whose Hallelujah is it?; Two Little Boys; Fairytale of New York; Anarchy in the UK ; Flowers in the Rain; (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais; A Whiter Shade of Pale; Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West).

Here are the slides of the talks I gave to the Entertainment Masterclass: Who’s Pitching To Whom And Why (…And Also How)? – The Future For Pitching Comedy In The UK: Brighter, Faster, More Confusing and/or “Not That I’m Saying It’s Traditional” – The Stigma Against The ‘Traditional’ In British Sitcoms.

I like cribbage and asparagus. And for the avoidance of doubt, I am not Alan Connor the songwriter (though I do enjoy playing the autoharp and Appalachian dulcimer) or Alan Connor the troll or Alan Connor the man who concealed counterfeit notes in his underpants. Hello.

2 Responses to What are you looking for?

  1. Andrew Roberts says:

    in answer to your query re: “Smaller dog than Patch” (comments are closed), if I say the first letter is s, does that help – it’s four letters.

  2. admin says:

    Ah, very good. SPOT. Very very good.

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