So… In brief… I began my career in journalism at The Evening Standard in 1985, becoming their first photo-journalist before going on to write for several national newspapers. Then, age 26, I went up to Oxford to read English. I continued working for the Sunday Times and for a while was the Sunday Express science editor. Other moments I might have capitalized on, but failed to, include: at 19 my first play ‘Frikzhan’, won the 1985 National Youth Theatre/Texaco Most Promising Playwright Award; my radio play ‘sLaughter In The Dark’ won the 1991 BBC Young Writers Festival and I wrote the subsequent popular comedy series for Radio 4 broadcast in 1995; the script for my short film, ‘Diary of a Surreal Killer’ starring Paula Hamilton and A.A.Gill was nominated for the 1997 BAFTA Carl Foreman Award. I’ve written a number of television documentaries – which have included the award winning BBC/A&E series ‘Prohibition’. Making Love was my first novel. How to Forget, now out in both hard cover and paperback, is my second. I’m on my third between chores.
- Let me demonstrate19 June, 2018 - 10:47 am
Pity the poor moderate centrists who have no experience, or history, of protest; they’ve never had a reason to raise a mob, to march or storm the gates. But with Brextremists both in power and in opposition, centrists are realising that they need to learn. Fast.