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Up in the north of England they are cost-cutting at the small provincial university where Henry Babbacombe, a writer, does some teaching. And in the great glass tower of Eldorado TV they are getting ready to cut and edit a major series that will outshine "Brideshead" and "The Jewel in the Crown".
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 1st 1988 by Penguin Books (first published January 1st 1987)
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Slightly too over the top to be funny
Enjoyed. Fun look at tv miniseries making, from the point of view of a Real writer. Crazy how little has changed since it was written 25 years ago, starting with the economy, everything getting cut.
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