“AUDIENCES don’t like to be treated as if they’re stupid.
“Sometimes I think we dumb things down and underestimate the intelligence of an audience.
“We’re not stupid. We don’t need it hammered into our head.
“We want to work a little bit.
“And I think this asks that of the audience.”
Anna Friel talking to me on location in Paddington about Marcella (ITV, 9pm, Monday April 4).
A truly outstanding eight-part drama filmed and set in London written by The Bridge’s Hans Rosenfeldt.
With one of the most gripping scripts I’ve ever read.
Anna plays the title role of a former police detective with a twist.
In a beautifully woven story that also features Nicholas Pinnock (Jason Backland), Ray Panthaki (DI Rav Sangha), Nina Sosanya (DCI Laura Porter), Ian Puleston-Davies (Peter Cullen), Laura Carmichael (Maddy Stevenson), Sinead Cusack (Sylvie Gibson), Harry Lloyd (Henry Gibson) and Patrick Baladi (Stephen Holmes).
You can read my interviews for ITV with them all at the below link.
Together with my interviews with executive producer Tony Wood, executive producer and co-creator Nicola Larder and a foreword by Hans Rosenfeldt.
Also scroll down for more production photos.