“THIS is a true story. What follows is based on extensive research, interviews and published accounts.
“Some scenes have been created for the purpose of dramatisation.”
So begins Appropriate Adult, ITV1’s two-part Fred West drama.
Or rather the story of how trainee social worker Janet Leach was plunged into the nightmare world of serial killers Fred and Rose West.
I watched both 90 minute instalments of the two-part production in one sitting earlier this month and was hugely impressed by the way it had been handled.
DOES Peter Capaldi watch himself on TV?
“I don’t really have a hard and fast rule about it,” he replied.
“I’m always disappointed, anyway. I always look much worse.”
We met in March for a small round table interview high above the South Bank in London.
When Peter was both charming and gracious.
Which just goes to show what a good actor he is when tackling roles like The Thick Of It’s Malcolm Tucker.
He stars this Easter weekend in a new two-hour ITV1 drama.
My feature is in today’s Manchester Evening News and below, along with a few extras.