Upcoming & Ongoing

Added on 20 April 2020

The following will make it look as though I’ve been exceptionally busy during the lockdown, but that hasn’t really been the case. In any event, my life during lockdown is almost exactly the same as regular life, except my wife has to cut my hair. Strangely, she's not letting me recip...

SCENES FROM THE BARBERSHOP FLOOR

Added on 27 March 2020

In these dark times, we must all do what we can. If you’re Bob Dylan, you release a seventeen-minute song about the sixties. And if you’re me, you write more Barney Thomson... I’ve been toying with the idea for a while, a kind of weekly, Barney episode. There’s a scene in Cur...

CURSE OF THE CLOWN Publication Day

Added on 23 March 2020

Good morning, followers of the Barney Thomson Cinematic Universe. The world needs many things this morning, and a new Barney Thomson book probably isn’t one of them. But I don’t have ventilators, face masks, an unlimited supply of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, common sense and politic...

Coming Soon - Barney Thomson Book 9 - CURSE OF THE CLOWN

Added on 02 March 2020

These are dark times for the world. Coronavirus sweeps the earth. Economies are in turmoil. Traditional politics – never great to begin with – are being cast aside, and we are witness to a 1930s-esque rise of the dictators. War is upon us, climate catastrophe not far behind. It is the co...

About A Sitcom That Didn't Happen

Added on 17 January 2020

A few years ago I started the process of developing a sitcom. There was a fellow from Tiger Aspect interested, and he was going to pitch it to the BBC. And by ‘started the process of developing’, if this sitcom was the road to Manchester United’s 1999 Champions League triumph, we d...