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Stephen Gallagher

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  • Science Drama Awards

    Just got the pix from Lisbon. This is me being… I have no idea what I’m being. But I’m thanking Sharon Bloom, Chris Farrer, Philippa Giles, David Richards, and the Silent Witness cast and crew.

  • The First Kingdom of Bones

    The Kingdom of Bones was the title I gave to my script for BBC Films’ Murder Rooms series, the one I was discussing in my previous post. Writing about its parallels with the Ripper Street cancellation prompted me to dig out this showreel clip. I didn’t know it at the time, but piecemeal funding of…

  • Victorian Gothic, Edwardian Style

    Last week’s post on the cancellation of the BBC’s Ripper Street sparked a surge in blog traffic, retweets, and general indications of agreement. It seems I’m not alone in my view that the BBC is letting down its subscribers by running its programming in imitation of an ad-funded broadcaster. This Den of Geek piece is…

  • Ripper Street, Not Resting in Peace

    Every show’s cancellation hits the people who love it, and every show has a core group of people who love it lots. But the wider dismay over the BBC’s cancellation of Victorian-era police drama Ripper Street seems to have an unusual edge to it. I’m not a fan. By which I don’t mean that I…

  • The London Film School

    I’m heading down to London to give the LFS Returning Drama masterclass that I wrote about here. Stop laughing. Yes, you. It’s real and they’ve said there’ll be biscuits. I’ve always been wary of the whole masterclass idea because the longer I go on, the less I’m convinced I know. But putting together a little…

  • An Award! An Award!

    It doesn’t happen often, so what the hell, let’s shout. I’ll write a proper update on the event tomorrow (ish – it’s very late and we’ve been hitting the bright lights and low dives of Lisbon) but for now, from the press release: Lisbon, Friday November 22nd 2013 On the eve of Doctor Who’s 50th…

  • City of Culture, 2017

    Congratulations to Hull on the winning bid. No doubt there’ll be the usual city-what-culture snark but my memories of Hull are all good ones, of deep history and atmospheric landscape and unique creative energy. Down River was my love letter to Humberside and the East Yorkshire coast. For all those cities in competition, apparently the…

  • Who Day

    Saturday’s Dr Who day (Doctor Who: The Science Behind the Scenes, University of Central Lancashire) was great fun, as these things always are. When people come together for an occasion like this one, there’s an air of cynicism-free joy that’s completely at odds with some of the online griping you see. Which leads me to…

  • Doctor Who: The Science Behind the Scenes

    Lancashire Science Festival Presents Doctor Who: The Science Behind the Scenes on Saturday 16 November 2013, 09:30am – 16:00pm in the Darwin Building, University of Central Lancashire, Marsh Lane, Preston, PR1 2HE. £5 for full day entry (access to all sessions), free entry to the festival activities (excluding sessions) and free parking (see details on…

  • The Other Side of the Fence

    In case you haven’t picked it up via Twitter or any of the other social media, I have an offspring in the business – her name’s Ellen Gallagher and she’s to be found in the Film and TV department of London’s Blake Friedmann Agency. And if you’re a screenwriter with questions that call for an…