Tuesday, 13 October 2015

A winning formula

Come on, writerly types, you can admit it to me. While 'working from home', 'waiting for inspiration', or 'doing research', you've watched a ridiculous number of episodes of Murder She Wrote, haven't you? As an aid to procrastination, it's right up there with emptying out the toaster's crumb tray, or rearranging your CDs in alphabetical order.

Well, a gentleman called Tom Francis has come up with the formula for the stock episode of the gentle whodunnit, and it's right on the money. Thing is, funny as it is, it does also highlight how TV audiences tend to like to know what they're getting.


Poetry Pleases! said...

Dear Matt

I wish that someone would arrange my CDs in alphabetical order. I have well over a thousand and they are in no order whatsoever!

Best wishes from Simon R. Gladdish

Roy said...

The Rockford Files.

Simon Barraclough said...

I don't think I've ever watched one right through but I love the Italian TV title for it: La Signora in Giallo.