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Started by: admin (464) Report abuse
Just watched this weeks 5 episodes of MOVING ON by Jimmy McGovern This must be the fourth or fifth series. Absolutely superb story lines portrayed by Fantastic actors and actresses Why has this man not been given a Life Time award for his play writting. In my opinion the modern day Shakespeare

Posted by: momac (9446)  Report abuse
He's brilliant isn't he..and he has the same name as my Dad.

Posted by: grimshaw (1359)  Report abuse
By a very very long country mile he is simply the best writer in the U K .

Rumour has it that actors and actresses love to appear in his work.

Posted by: roylew (2976) Report abuse
He is fantastic...touches us “commoners”

Posted by: jo anne (31894)   Report abuse
Moving On series 9 - BBC iPlayer

Each episode is written by a different writer and Jimmy is the executive producer. In fact, LA Productions invited script submissions for series 9 last year. Can you imagine working with Jimmy McGovern!

LA Productions:
Ep. 1 Invisible by Johdi May Ep. 2 Lost by Shaun Duggan
Ep. 3 Two Fat Ladies by Johanne McAndrew and Elliot Hope Ep. 4 Neighbour by Jill O'Halloran
Ep. 5 The Registrar by Jimmy McGovern and Meg Ellison

Posted by: peter g (2122)  Report abuse
Momac's dad is called William Shakespeare then that's amazing.

Posted by: momac (9446)  Report abuse
........it doesn't sound as nice as Jimmy McGovern though does it.

Posted by: admin (464) Report abuse
I think one of the major things is that the actors and actresses are so natural I have to keep telling myself they are acting. It is a trait in humans that although you keep telling yourself they are only acting, the story lines in the plays really get to you, as they are so believable, I say to myself, That's how I would react....

Posted by: jo anne (31894)   Report abuse
Jimmy McGovern was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Royal Television Society Awards.

@RTS_media (20 Mar):
Our penultimate award recognises someone whose career spans decades and who has created some of the most talked about shows on television: Jimmy McGovern

Jimmy received the Gerrard Winstanley Spade Award for his outstanding contributions to socialist causes, at the 2015 Wigan Diggers Festival. Returning the following year, he told organisers the award was up on his writing room wall.


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