It Might Never Happen
The first script I wrote, It Might Never Happen, is a sitcom about a group of friends as they try to better themselves but are trapped by their own idiocy. It came from going to a friend's book launch and getting a text message while there with an attached image – a grab from Google Streetview that despite a blurred face was clearly me, clearly really drunk. "Ah," I thought. "My friend is a lot more successful than me. I am an idiot. I shouldn't be here, I'm too stupid." I remember there being a funny bit about winning a BAFTA, holding it in front of one's face and doing a Terminator voice. I got called into a masterclass thing at the old BBC Television Centre for this, but it was a bit odd – it was absolutely put together with writer-performers in mind, so as great as it was to be given advice by Rebecca Front and Adil Ray on how to develop an accent, as a non-performer I didn't get that much useful out of it. Looking back at it, that was an odd day.