Plays On TV: Great! But Why Hire Novelists To Write Them?

“I’m always banging on about the dearth of single plays on television. So I suppose it has to be two cheers for Sky Arts, who plan to show a season of six half-hour plays live,” all written by non-dramatists. “I’m all for widening the pool of dramatic talent, but writing a 30-minute play is a special skill that even hardened practitioners find difficult.”