Thought I’d write about this now as it’s being recorded next week.
“Dos and Don’ts for the Mentally Interesting” is the BBC Radio 4 play based on this blog that I’ve briefly mentioned before.
It’s part of their afternoon plays, and is airing, as far as I know, on BBC Radio 4 (on radio, DAB and online), Friday 8th May at 2.15pm (for certain this time, I kept getting the sodding date wrong).
What I also want to mention is that some parts of comments on this blog, by which I mean very few, have been worked into the fabric of the play. They absolutely respect the privacy of the commenter and have no identifying information whatsoever, no names etc. Most people use pseudonyms anyway but it’s all been changed. It is just quite general stuff, nothing detailed or personal. They also date back from 2007 (the play is focused on a few months and stops well short of the past year) and in most cases, I don’t have working contact details because a lot of the people who commented then, and now, did so once or twice without leaving working e-mail addresses.
The reason I haven’t really talked about it before is because I haven’t had enough details to tell you, and although it was commissioned, due to my being overly cautious, I wasn’t certain it was actually going ahead and didn’t want to say anything until I was sure. It’s being recorded next week, so it’s pretty much going ahead now!
If any of you want to ask questions about the comments or want clarification/are concerned, let me know, as I can give you the e-mail address of the development producer, and she asked that I do pass it on.
So, this is just me keeping you informed. It hasn’t been recorded yet so I have absolutely no idea how it will turn out and it still feels a bit surreal. I’ve read the script, which is partly my witterings shaped by the (excellent) writer, focused on the whole being mentally interesting stuff, but in a, y’know, sensitive and funny way. And it features some great music. Hurrah!
(And sorry for being largely absentee, there are still things going on here that are crap, that I need to deal with and that I don’t feel able to talk about. I am stressed and sad and my head is firmly lodged up my hole at the moment.
JOY! Still, ‘citing!)
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