“I’LL make a note of the fact that you apologised profusely…in tears.”
Sarah Lancashire as Sergeant Catherine Cawood in tonight’s Happy Valley episode three. (BBC1 9pm)
Sally Wainwright’s brilliant script matched, yet again, by Sarah’s work on screen.
In a series reminding us that Sally’s writing CV includes dramas like Unforgiven, as well as Last Tango In Halifax, Scott and Bailey and At Home With The Braithwaites.
Back in March I attended the London launch of this six-part drama, followed by a Q&A.
A few hours later I wrote the story further down this page, which has not gone online – so best put that right now.
“I did feel an extra responsibility to get this right,” says Outnumbered star Claire Skinner.
“I’ve rarely been so proud to be part of something,” adds Clare Higgins, currently on screen in Parade’s End.
Both are talking about their roles in new six-part ITV1 drama series Homefront.
As the name suggests, it focuses on the home lives of Army wives and also their husbands, partners, brothers and sons when they’re not fighting in Afghanistan.
I interviewed Claire and Clare for the ITV press pack / production notes along with Nicola Stephenson, Antonia Thomas, Warren Brown, George Costigan, Greg Wise and producer Kim Crowther.