The tricky job of showing writers on TV

Cuz basically our lives are so damn boring. Sitting and writing? Talking and writing? Watching TV and writing? Telling your partner how much you love him or her and writing? How the hell do we make great television out of that?

To tell the truth, we aren’t sure. But the Brits certainly are trying:

arthur and georgeby Mark Lawson

The novelist Robert Harris recently criticised broadcasters – and especially the BBC – for not doing enough to cover books. This recurrent debate, though, depends on your definition of coverage?.? Harris seemed to mean publicity, calling for television chat shows dedicated to literature. ?But for viewers who remember when Play for Today and other strands regularly screened scripts originally written for the medium, TV can sometimes seem too dependent on books. read article