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“HOW do you live when you have done something in your past that you have to completely bury?

“How do you present this alternative face and personality that you then believe is real? You re-write your history.

“When something awful has happened, how do you live?”

Nicola Walker talking to me about new six-part puzzle Unforgotten.

It starts on ITV at 9pm this Thursday (October 8) and is one of the best dramas I have seen in 2015.

The first production from Mainstreet Pictures, the independent drama company set up by Sally Haynes and Laura Mackie.

Unforgotten stars Nicola as DCI Cassie Stuart and Sanjeev Bhaskar as DS Sunil Khan.

Investigating the murder of a young man dating back almost 40 years to 1976.

Rory Kinnear as Lord Lucan.
Rory Kinnear as Lord Lucan.

“THERE are an awful lot of things that are plausible and just a few things that are probable.”

Rory Kinnear talking to me about new two-part ITV drama Lucan, which tells a story most will not know.

He plays the Lord who created a headline-grabbing mystery after murdering his children’s nanny Sandra Rivett (Leanne Best).

Having mistaken her in a darkened basement kitchen for his wife Lady Lucan (Catherine McCormack).

And then vanishing – never to be seen again.