“YOU start thinking, ‘Is this going to be about small town cops investigating a brutal murder?
‘Or is it going to be something more than that?’
“And it turns out to be something far more than that.”
Robert Glenister talking to me about new eight-part ITV drama
Paranoid, made by the Red Production Company.
A truly gripping story filmed in Cheshire and Germany starting at 9pm this Thursday (Sept 22).
Starring Robert as veteran cop Bobby Day, Indira Varma and Dino Fetscher as police colleagues Nina Suresh and Alec Wayfield, Neil Stuke as their boss Michael Niles and Lesley Sharp as murder eyewitness Lucy Cannonbury.
Bailey & Scott.
SCOTT & Bailey series three begins on ITV at 9pm this Wednesday.
I’ve seen the first four episodes (of eight in total) and all involved have raised the bar once again.
For what it’s worth, I think it’s the best series yet.
It was my pleasure to carry out the cast interviews for ITV’s Production Notes / Press Pack.
Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones as Scott & Bailey.
IT was acclaimed as one of the best drama series of last year.
Becoming the highest rated new British TV drama of 2011 with 9.4 million viewers.
And returns next week for a second series, this time of eight episodes.
I’m pleased to report that Scott & Bailey 2012 is on fine form with an extra spring in its step.
Not least thanks to the performances of leading ladies Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp.
Plus Amelia Bullmore as their boss Gill Murray.
IT was the highest rated new British TV drama of 2011.
And is due to return to our screens next month (March).
I spent several days last month interviewing the cast of Scott & Bailey series two.
Nine interviews in total for the new series ITV Press Pack.
Amelia Bullmore as Det Chief Insp Gill Murray
“WONDERFUL. I loved that cast. I loved my beautiful daughter.”
I’ve just asked Amelia Bullmore about playing Caroline Price in Ashes To Ashes.
Caroline was the mother of Alex Drake, played by Keeley Hawes, who has also been the face of Boots No7 cosmetics.
“Still in Boots when I see her looking ravishing above the make-up counter, I think, ‘That’s my girl.’
“Ashes To Ashes was great. And I’d been such a mad fan of Life On Mars.
“It was great to be part of that machine. Very, very good fun.”
I met up with Amelia at ITV Network Centre in London to discuss all things Scott and Bailey.
Gatehouse (Stephen Rea)
HE is, without a shadow of a doubt, the scariest man on TV.
The Shadow Line’s James Gatehouse, played by Stephen Rea.
Closely followed in the chilling stakes by Rafe Spall’s portrayal of Jay Wratten.
And next Thursday we meet a third contender – Peter Glickman (Antony Sher).
Full of ticking menace in a Dublin clock shop.
Chris Eccleston as Joseph Bede
“I”M just a flower man, sergeant.”
Hot on the heels of Exile comes another top class TV thriller.
The Shadow Line begins a seven-part series on BBC2 tonight, with Christopher Eccleston as that flower man Joseph Bede.