Eddie Robson will, I hope, forgive me for the lateness of this post. To say that the last few months for this poor photographer have been tumultuous would be a gross understatement.
(Plus, I swear my blog ate at least 3 drafts of this post. That’s basically the adult equivalent of “the dog ate my homework,” isn’t it? I am suitably ashamed. But enough about me.)
It was by fortunate chance that I met the illustrious Eddie Robson at a BBC event for comedy writers just up the road from my home at the time, in a shining and labyrinthine building amid the television things at Media City in Manchester. Eddie, a Lancashire-dweller himself, was invited because comedy writing happens to be a thing he knows quite a bit about, he’s written for That Mitchell and Webb Sound, worked for many seasons on Newsjack, and he’s the writer behind the brilliant Radio 2 series Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully.
Readers of this blog in particular will, of course, be aware of Mr. Robson’s contributions to the world of Doctor Who: he’s written a host of Short Trips and Big Finish audios, for a number of Doctors and companions (including a few for my very favourite companion Charley, yay!), as well as Bernice Summerfield. And he’s a very nice chap to boot.
After the event wound down, we chatted further about writing and life over the tram journey back into town. I assume that my directions to the train station were clear, as he safely arrived home and has been quite happily living and working since. I sent him on his way with a supply of muesli cookies I’d baked that morning, to share with his children. Apparently they got a thumbs-up from everyone. Good times.