“IT is a serious drama where we ask serious questions.
“There is a very sensitive subject matter – it explores the nature of good and bad and evil.”
Anna Maxwell Martin talking to me about her role as Merrily Watkins in chilling new ITV drama Midwinter of the Spirit.
Based on the novels by Phil Rickman, the three-part series begins at 9pm on Wednesday (September 23).
There is a lot to say about what has the potential to be a long running returning drama.
“IT is by any measure an extraordinary drama.”
Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys talking to me about Code of a Killer, a heartbreaking, powerful and brilliant TV production written by Michael Crompton.
Revealing the story of how DNA fingerprinting was discovered and then used in a double murder investigation.
It was a real honour to be asked to write the ITV interviews for this moving 2 x 90 minute drama, which begins at 9pm on Easter Monday.
Including an unforgettable day in the very same laboratory at Leicester University where Sir Alec experienced that ‘Eureka Moment’ on September 10 1984.
“I cannot be weak,” protests Frank Gallagher as Shameless returns tonight.
The new – ninth – series begins with two extended episodes screened at 10pm over consecutive nights.
With many Chatsworth estate residents evicted from their homes in an official crackdown.
A politically-motivated move which aims to eventually clear the entire area.
I returned to the Manchester Shameless HQ late last year to spend another day on set.
ANOTHER day on the Chatsworth to interview the cast of Shameless.
Including an afternoon in The Jockey, where the regulars still pay no heed to the smoking ban.
A month or so later, having cleared my lungs of herbal cigarette smoke, I also caught up with series creator Paul Abbott.
VISITS to TV sets follow their own book of rules.
Filming schedules will often overrun or change.
Putting at risk the interview you may have travelled hundreds of miles to secure.