Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Last Book!

Colin Bateman
There will be no more Colin Bateman books. It's official. It seems that the name 'Colin' isn't sufficiently 'action' enough, and the decision has been taken by my publishers to drop the Christian name from the front covers. In future I'll just be 'Bateman'. I'm a brand! I will also need to acquire some muscles, and perhaps a tattoo to go with my new image. There are also some rather tasty new cover designs on the way.

Free DVD

Colin Bateman
It you fancy a free DVD this week, read on. I was taking the piss out of the crap DVDs being offered by the Daily Mail this week - romantic titles, mostly based on books by Catherine Cookson - when I realized that one of them was mine! I wrote the script for the Granada adaptation of Marian Keyes' book Water Melon, which was shown on ITV a couple of years ago. Needless to say the critics hated it! I'm sure Marian wasn't too keen either - it departed quite severely by the book, and in truth it wasn't the happiest experience, but bits of it work rather well. Anna Friel stars. I'm not sure which day it's being given away on, so you'll need to keep your eyes peeled if you want a copy.