Sunday, September 17, 2006

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

Must be sure to watch BBC2 9pm on Tuesday 19th.  The documentary of the week is: Stephen Fry: the Secret Life of the Manic Depressive.

Banana thought I was heartless when I said it was unprofessional of Fry to walk out of a new play thereby causing job losses etc etc.  I come from the school that the show must go on no matter what and have enormous sympathy with a writer whose play is sabotaged.  Also the author – who I haven’t seen since he was eighteen, was a distant family member and I was very fond of his late mother.

I have seen this awful illness at close quarters and anyone who suffers from it has my total sympathy.

8 comments:

Sim said...

I remember when that happened - he just disappeared and was found in Belguim. It must be difficult to live with bi-polar disorder, but as Pat, I also felt sorry for Simon Gray et al.

I am now however, totally addicted to QI, even though I get ost of them wrong :(

PI said...

Hi Sim: wonder if he bumped into Daphne and the gels in Belgium? It will be interesting to hear his side of it. Simon wrote a book about it so all was not lost and I believe all is forgiven now.

banana said...

well, i feel sorry for stephen and he has all my sympathy...not for his illnes...but for being able to cope with his boyfriend and mother in law. I know them well and they are absolutely neurotic and manic

PI said...

banana: that's a shame. that's the last thing he needs I imagine.

Clarice said...

Yes, it is unprofessional, but then so is dying, being crippled in a car accident, giving birth, or a hundred and one other things that might have happened to an actor to disrupt the play. It is a shame, but that is life. And let us not forget, people don't choose to have these things happen to them just to inconvenience others. As you say, it's no picnic.
Loving your blog.

PI said...

Thank you Clarice.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

I wish I could see that. I love Stephen Fry but didn't know until I heard about this programme the other month that we had anything in common. I really wish I could see that.

PI said...

Sam: I have my notebook at the ready and will relay one way or another to you.