Had some fun directing this royal remembrance concert.
I was responsible for the now famous and somewhat extended Ricky Gervais sequence that went on longer than he'd have liked. But it was either that or "dead air". So, with a quick conflab with the BBC, we decided to leave him out there.
Silly things happen on shows like this. As a highly respected event manager once said to me "These shows aren't about slick creativity and entertainment, because from the moment we are on air, it is purely about survival".