Working: A Look Inside the World's Longest-Running Medical Drama
Sunday, 15 November
This week, host June Thomas talks to Jenny Thompson, story producer for the long-running U.K. medical drama Casualty. In the interview, Jenny explains what a story producer does, and why it’s different from a script-writing job. She also shares what it’s like to create character arcs for a show with such a long and rich history and explains how the U.K.’s National Health Service impacts the storylines and characters.
After the interview, June and co-host Isaac Butler talk about why shows like Casualty are so beloved in Britain.
In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Jenny shares some of her favorite examples of TV storytelling.
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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.
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This episode was sponsored by the Remote Works podcast. You can listen here: https://www.citrix.com/fieldwork/flexible-work/racing-into-a-new-world-of-work.html
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