The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Tuesday, 11 July 1989

What About Our Hols?

‘The Celts’ – Enya


Regarding our latest script, SLEEP.


How about if CROUP’s mission is to burst into Hitler’s secret bunker, walk up to the Fuhrer himself and declare ‘Your dad’s a darky’, simply for the amusement of ‘Father Christmas’?

We shouldn’t put too many unrelated ‘ideas’ and ‘images’ into this one (like we normally do!).  I think we made that mistake with Citizen Derrick, which – although very amusing – is a little hard to pin down in terms of tone and style.  So how about we focus on Sleep’s painful collision of 1930s (twattish) optimism with the gritty realities of an ‘80s world?  We could find much to play with within those constraints.  More ‘30s characters up against ‘80s characters.  Oh, and Nazis too, in a mockery of stuff like Raiders of the Lost Ark


Thanks for a fabulous weekend.  Say ‘hi’ to Raquel.  It was very noble of her to let you spend time with me.

The Isle of ArranRichmond?  Elsewhere?

The Island of Arran looks pretty good.  It has some castles, caves and stone circles.  DO YOU WANT TO GO?

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Next time: ‘Goodbye, Lord Olivier…’

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