BBC Writersroom

Relatively new to the blogosphere, but with a lot of potential, is the BBC Writersroom, a group blog with contributions by writers of BBC drama. It gives some great insights for those interested in writing for radio or television.

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Who? Hamlet!

I’ve heard via Mr William Shakespeare and the Internet” that David Tennant – yes, Dr. Who himself – is going to be playing Hamlet in a new RSC production. Not only that, but Patrick Stewart is to play Claudius! Oh my. Can I haz ticketz plz??? (and a ticket to England, while you’re at it…).

I can see it. Totally. That edgy, manic intensity that Tennant brings to Dr. Who is perfect for the Prince of Denmark. So who is to be Ophelia? The Guardian blogger linked below suggests that all we need is Sarah Michelle Geller and we’d be in geek heaven; I’d respectfully suggest Katee Sackhof instead, though it’s hard to imagine Starbuck getting to a nunnery *grin*.

You can read more thoughts about this news in this Guardian blog post.