Writing 101

TV drama must stop relying on irony and costumes, says Jimmy McGovern

McGovern, whose gritty new series Accused runs on BBC1 from Monday next week, argues that there is no point in cautious storytelling. “Why have a BBC complaints unit in the first place? They tell me, ‘Jimmy, it is in case you offend anybody,’ and I say, ‘I am a writer. That is my job.’

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Jimmy McGovern created Cracker.


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2 responses to “Writing 101

  1. I haven’t watched anything he’s written, but I’ll be on the lookout for his stuff. I don’t know if good fiction/storytelling necessarily offends, but I do think it should *challenge* the reader or viewer in some way. But then, there are those who take any challenge as an offense.

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