Prime Suspect 1973 makes the Pick of the day in all the TV magazines, including this brilliant review in the TV Times. Phew! Starts ITV, Thursday 2nd March at 9pm.
Check out the new trailer for Prime Suspect 1973. Starts on ITV: Thursday 2nd March 2017.
Well, this is some exciting news. As production has now wrapped, I’m allowed to let the cat out of the bag. For the last few months, I’ve been locked in the shed scripting the six-part adaptation of Lynda LaPlante’s bestseller “Tennison” for ITV. An amazing cast includes Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid, Alun Armstrong, Blake Harrison and Ruth Sheen. It is the prequel to Prime Suspect. Set in 1973, it follows Jane Tennison in her first year as a WPC. On your telly boxes some time in 2017…
Men With Ven are a brilliant band based in Whitstable who, aware that I am a man who spends half his life sitting in a shed, asked me to come up with some lyrics for their song “Down The Shed”. I was bloody chuffed that they actually used some of them – and gave me a co-writer credit to boot. No sign of a royalty cheque yet, though. They assure me it’s in the post.
Here’s the video! My shed features in it, of course.
I wrote the second episode of ITV’s hit crime drama Vera. “Tuesday’s Child” will be broadcast in the UK, on ITV1 and ITV1 HD on Sunday 7th February 2016. I hope you all enjoy it.
I’ve seen it and couldn’t be happier. It’s a cracking episode, with some wonderful guest performances. Heart-wrenching stuff. In fact, I think this series is going to be the best Vera yet. There are four really strong, emotional episodes, including the adaptation of Ann Cleeves’ latest Vera novel The Moth Catcher in episode 3.
Here’s the official trailer for Vera Series 6:
Some exciting news. The sixth series of Vera begins on ITV in the UK, at 8pm on Sunday 31st January 2016. No news yet on US or other international air dates. The episodes for the series (writers in brackets) are:
- Dark Road (Martha Hillier)
- Tuesday’s Child (Glen Laker) – 7th Feb
- The Moth Catcher (Paul Matthew Thompson) – 14th Feb
- The Sea Glass (Martha Hillier) – 21st Feb
Here is the promo for series/season 6:
The short film, starring Jonathan Pryce and Shane Attwooll, has now wrapped. Directed by Luke Losey, it looks like it’ll be a cracking short. Should have more updates toward the end of the year and hopefully a trailer to post up.