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Toby Whithouse. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Toby Whithouse. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Toby Whithouse. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Toby Whithouse, creator of BBC AMERICA’s 1970s-set spy drama The Game and the original U.S. Being Human, joined us, tweeting from @hanniganspiteri, Wednesday (December 9) for a @MindtheGap_BBCA #MindTheChat Twitter session to answer all your questions on his life and career.

 

Toby channels Oscar Wilde to give his best advice to aspiring writers:

 

How to immerse yourself in something:

 

And what made Toby want to “create a spy thriller?”

 

The research he did for The Game:

 

What served as his inspiration:

 

And on the characters he created:

 

And on dramatizing the 1970s:

 

Also, how to overcome writer’s block:

 

Toby’s feelings on procrastination:

 

And on writing a book:

 

His favorite classic British TV shows:

 

And favorite current United States TV shows:

 

On the possibility of collaborating with Neil Gaiman:

 

And how he found the perfect balance of emotions in Being Human:

 

Join @MindTheGap_BBCA on Twitter every Wednesday from 2 to 3 pm ET for a Q&A using hashtag #MindTheChat.

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By Helen Donahue