PS: So good. Could you tell me about the making of?
MF: Genevieve said, "I want to write this." It's tied to the year abortion became legal in the UK. I don't want to do a spoiler for anyone reading this before they see the thing, but, you know, we get into it. We get into the history of it, and we loved the story and said, "Absolutely, please write it." And then the setting was difficult, because she wanted it in a pop concert, and BBC Studios said, "Uh, we don't have the budget for that." [laughs]
I mean, we had the tiniest budget: the art department in CripTales deserves a special shout-out, because I was amazed at what they were able to do. But it's called "Thunderbox" because that's the colloquial term for a portable toilet that would've been at a festival back in the late '60s. That's where that story is situated. So, all around the festival is happening, but we're looking at this woman, talking about her own private situation, which is highly emotional, in said toilet: a little unusual, but unusual is good.
And then with the director, we got Amit Sharma, an Asian director, who's up at the Birmingham [Repertory] Theatre — had trained in television and film directing, but just never had the opportunity. So I was delighted to be able to give him that opportunity, and he also directed the one called "Hamish," about the guy that gets his first electric wheelchair and goes and does what he's been waiting to do for a long time. [laughs]