“EVERYBODY has their own shadow. The shadow within.

“I find all of that really interesting. Maybe it explains why we all like to read or watch dark stories.

“Sometimes people want to look at monsters and hold the darkness up in the light.

“Then put it away safely.”

Laura Fraser talking to me about new six part drama The Loch, which begins on ITV at 9pm this Sunday (June 11).

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“PETER Pan’s for little kids. I saw it years ago.”

If that’s what you’re thinking about Peter & Wendy (ITV, 8pm Boxing Day), then think again.

The feature length family film is rooted in the present day of London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

While linking into JM Barrie’s classic story and its origins.

Irish actress Hazel Doupe plays Lucy Rose, a young girl who arrives at GOSH for a life or death operation.

Stanley Tucci is hospital consultant Mr Wylie (no relation), the surgeon who has Lucy’s life in his hands.