“I can understand that rollercoaster people go on when they’ve lied.

“They start to cover up that lie and it just becomes a huge web of deceit they can’t get out of.

“I’ve seen people do that and seen it spiral out of control.”

Sarah Parish talking to me about new four-part ITV thriller Bancroft.

It begins at 9pm on Monday (Dec 11) and will be screened over four consecutive nights.

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“IT was a very physical role, lots of running, hanging off bridges and climbing fences, hard work.

“But I must say I absolutely loved it.”

John Simm talking about his lead role as Det Sgt Marcus Farrow in Prey, a three-part ITV thriller written by Chris Lunt.

I spoke to John on location during filming on a cold and wet day at the start of January.

And again later when he had returned from making the first episodes of Intruders in Vancouver and was about to begin work on The Village 2.

While Chris and I chatted at ITV’s new Trafford / Media City HQ on January 6 – the official first day in that site’s history after the move from Quay Street in Manchester.

A fresh and exciting TV writer – currently bound for Hollywood – at the dawn of a new era for ITV in the North West.

You can read my interviews via the link to the ITV press pack / production notes below.