It was Perry Mansell, the notorious uber-agent to stars like Dickinson Moss and the like.
"Just agreed a new deal with Fincham for Dickinson. He's said that we can have cart-blanche for a series in the new year on your poxy little channel as part of the package. So fuck you, you weedy little glasses-wearing prick!!! Lots of love, Perry"
Jesus. What the fuck is going on here?
How dare Peter strut around offering commissions for the Youth Channel without fucking talking to me first? My Channel is not, I repeat not some paperweight to clinch deals with.
I make the deals around here thankyou very much! I am not a dumping ground for indulgent tagged-on projects just so the Corporation can hold on to its leading names (plus I happen to think that Moss is getting a little bit past his sell-by date anyway).
How am I supposed to develop My Channel as a stand-alone destination for viewers if I'm constantly being undermined by having shit like this forced upon me?
Tried to get some shut eye but couldn't. So switched on News24 and within minutes I was happily snoozing again.