Uh… yeah. Looks like I forgot to mention that here. Must have slipped my mind, or something.
On Monday, I started work at IWC Media, up here in snowy Glasgow, on a new series for BBC2. Titled ‘Mechannibals,’ it’s to consist of family teams competing to make the most ridiculous successful machines… by tearing apart their own houses. Yes, it’s evil. Yes, you should look away if you don’t wish to see unpleasant surgery on bread makers. Yes, it’s going to be a hoot. And yes, it’s a proper grown-up family programme, not a teatime children’s show. So yes, it’ll be harder for you lot to explain away why you missed it.
It’s all a bit of a shock to be honest; the job advert was posted a couple of weeks ago, I toddled in for interview last week, and yesterday I was chuckling at the pilot tape, wading through seemingly three years-worth of development notes, and lobbing ideas around with the engineering consultants. Today one of the APs flew in from north Africa (he’s just driven from Plymouth to Dakar in a knackered old Porsche, which is even more barking than it sounds); fairly soon we were mis-quoting Sun Tzu to each other. I think we’ll get along fine.
It is, however, going to be quite a ride. We start filming in around seven weeks, then it’s… moderately mad. The results should be on BBC2 in the summer – but if you really want an inside view, read the (not-quite-right-but-close-enough) blurb here, and think about volunteering. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Meanwhile, I’m delighted that my [cough] ‘dry spell’ appears to have at least temporarily abated. IWC are, by reputation, Good People, and indeed my boss appears to be a jolly sort. It is, of course, hugely good news to be extending my CV towards adult stuff again, too.