BBC1 Sunday 10.25pm
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-...r-in-true-loveTwo former Doctor Who stars - David Tennant and Billie Piper (or three if you count David Morrissey) - plus Jaime Winston, Ashley Walters, Lacey Turner and Jane Horrocks, star in BBC1's improvised drama series True Love, which follows five overlapping relationships across five episodes, starting on Sunday
It might be good ... it might be awful.
Tennant is never knowingly screened in my house - unfortunately, I can't do anything about the Virgin ads! For me, he is the biggest TV turn-off ever.
Improvisation works around the concept that the actor might spontaneously be as good as the writing of a professional author. I have yet to see anything that bears that out. But maybe it's just me.
Improvisation is, I think self editing??
With someone like Mike Leigh it's even more complicated because he gets each actor to work out the character's own back-story and they try out various things with that as well until director & actor are happy with it. He often does that with actors individually so that other actors in a scene don't know how a person will react or why
When I wrote my post I was suddenly revisited by improv sessions in drama classes and I couldn't stop the anguish, hence what I wrote.
Though there are parts of some of Loach's films that might have benefited from a scriptwriter.
Of course, there are also lots of scripted films that would have benefited from Ken Loach.
Jenny Agutter will be appearing in episode 3 of 5 ("Holly") of BBC's new 30 minute partly improvised series True Love tonight TUESDAY 19TH JUNE BBC1 10.35PM. She plays Holly's (Billie Piper) mum. See link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01k6b34