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The Way Ahead

“What are you doing…?” That’s what my friends normally ask me, as I stagger around church after a Sunday service. And it’s such a loaded question! Indeed, I ask it to myself often: what am I doing? What on earth am I doing?!

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Questions of Quietness

I’m aware I’ve been quiet for a while. The reasons for this are positive, though – I’ve actually been quite busy, so it’s been hard finding time to sit down and actually compose one of these blogtastic ramblings. And even today, I shouldn’t really be writing copy for my own website. But it’s an important part of what I do, so I concede that it is worthy of my (albeit limited) time and attention!

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Sooty: Panto Palaver

What better time to discuss a pantomime DVD than in the middle of February! It’s been a rather chaotic few months, but in a good way. I’m currently writing this in my new ‘home’ in a converted mill in Otley, which will serve as the Skerratt Media nerve centre until circumstances necessitate another move! Until such times, I’m very comfortable, and grateful for the opportunity to commit these musings to virtual paper.

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The Sooty Halloween Special is Out Now!

Here it is – another Sooty DVD from Abbey Home Media! The Sooty Halloween Special hit the shelves last week, and features Lily Allen, Mo from the Market, Matt Smith and Derren Brown!

Apologies, I’m lying. But they are just some of the jokey suggestions I’ve been known to make during Sooty writing confabs, (another involved the inclusion of sharks in The Swimming Lesson. It’s a wonder I’m still employed.)

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Aaron Price: Thoughts from the Writing Desk

This month, writer Aaron Price shares some thoughts on the creative process, and his work on Skerratt Media’s upcoming animated series The Trimmings

Hi, readers! I’m Aaron and I’m a freelance writer. I’m also friends with Skerratt Media Captain, Alex. Last year, I had a great time co-writing some of the episodes for CITV’s Sooty Show with Alex. So when he asked me to write some episodes for Skerratt Media’s latest project, I couldn’t refuse!

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The Trimmings Website Launches

The website for Skerratt Media’s first animated project has gone live! This will act as the main ‘hub’ for all 10 episodes of The Trimmings, which are currently in development at a top secret location, (Menston, five minutes from the Co-op, just behind Harry Corbett’s ‘workshop’!)

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Feeling Animated

Starting a new project is a bit like falling in love. There’s the fascination, and the rush, and the excitement. You learn new things about one another. You can’t wait for them to meet your family and friends. Every second you’re with them is charged, blessed. And you miss them when they’re not there.

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More Books Available!

Blimey, I’ve never had to release something twice!

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Sooty: Fitness Funatic DVD

Please note: the DVD is from Abbey Home Media, not Skerratt Media! But Skerratt Media’s CEO and, erm, sole employee, contributed to its contents…

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OUT NOW! Lady Don’t Fall Backwards

It’s taken over 50 years, but finally Darcy Sarto’s Lady Don’t Fall Backwards is available for the first time from Skerratt Media and Amazon!

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