- Sam guest stars in "Fresh Starts," episode 3 of series 6 of New Tricks. It will be broadcast Thursday 30 July on BBC1 at 9pm [link]
- The BBC press office has released some clips for BBC1 Autumn 2009. Here are screencaps of Ruth from the Small Island teaser (click thumbnails for full size):
- A Ruth interview from the Spectator is here. It's mostly about A Streetcar Named Desire but there is a mention of the film festival she's working on with Hayley Atwell and Emma Thompson:
"'...We started talking about it last year and formulated the idea of commissioning a series of short films written by women and directed by women. It's not that we want to ostracise men — we love them — but we want to celebrate women and what they can achieve. There still aren't enough good roles for women, especially when you get beyond a certain age, and there certainly aren't enough women writers and directors. It's the writing we're really keen on, concentrating on that, making sure they're good scripts. We're looking for people through the Script Factory and the Royal Court, and the plan is to have six shorts, each about 15 to 20 minutes long, that are connected by a single theme and can be distributed as one film.'
Does she intend to take part in any of these films herself? 'Devising and producing is already a huge undertaking but I wouldn’t mind performing in one...'"