William Gallagher

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Birthday: Nov. 27
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I'm a freelance journalist in the UK, working primarily for the BBC. And my new burning ambition is to shed the 'Mr' from my Amazon reviewer's name.


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Inside The West Wing: An Unauthorized Look at Tele&hellip by Paul Challen
Hey! If you can't get interviews with anyone who makes the show, just phone some fans and tape the conversation! There's a little more to this than that but you'll learn nothing from the book that you didn't know and while it eulogises The West Wing it oddly makes you think less of the show. It's just padding filler of no lasting consequence at all. But, hey, apart from that, it's fine.
The West Wing Script Book by Aaron Sorkin
The West Wing Script Book by Aaron Sorkin
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Two very important things first: this has six scripts, not the eight it was planned to and it doesn't include the episode In Excelsis Deo; also, people who have claimed that the scripts are available online are mistaken. It appears that a version of the pilot is, but the rest are transcripts. That's like comparing a symphonic score to the instructions to key music into your mobile phone. These published scripts come complete not just with deft scene-setting but also errors that give you a sense of a working document and, reproduced here as they were given to the cast, their inate sense of pacing and rhythm is kept. It's difficult not to hear the cast's voices as you read but that's a… Read more
The Short Hello by Susie Maguire
The Short Hello by Susie Maguire
It's as if author Susie Maguire has written many novels and then cut out everything but the fewest possible pages. For while this is a collection of short stories with great jokes, you suddenly realise that it's also much deeper, much warmer and richer than that. Her characters, even in the briefest of appearances, somehow feel as rounded as if they come from a full book of their own. And while I bought it for the jokes, I've found I keep coming back to certain stories like her tremendous mystery starring a Scottish comedian.