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Monday, February 26, 2007

Dawn is not white

Looks as if the days of Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, Aaron Sorkin's post-West Wing series about a network comedy show, are numbered. Thus we may never get to see it in the UK. (Not, at least, legally.) You can see how it might have been a bit far up its own fundament for the mass audience but it's not without its charm. Just outside the charmed circle of the main cast (left) our own Lucy Davies did her usual sterling turn as an expat member of the writing team. "Is that a white thing?" asks an African-American staffer. "I'm not white," she says. "I'm English." Another good line: "Bad publicity's like sea sickness. You think you're going to die and everybody else just thinks it's funny."