“IT was one of the most unique television scripts I’d read.”
Katherine Kelly talking to me about HIM, a three-part drama starting on ITV at 9pm this Wednesday (Oct 19).
The script in question was written by award-winning Paula Milne.
A “domestic horror” starring Fionn Whitehead as HIM, the teenager with no name.
Trying to find his way in life while fighting demons within.
As you would expect from Paula, it’s a really intelligent story about, among other things, all of our sons.
With some striking scenes, including one that required the closure of the A40 west of London.
AN invite to the premiere press screening of The Politician’s Husband last Friday night.
Followed by a Q&A with acclaimed writer Paula Milne, whose many credits include White Heat, The Night Watch and The Politician’s Wife.
We were shown the first two episodes, of three in total.
Including terrific performances from David Tennant and Emily Watson.
The series begins on BBC2 at 9pm tonight (Thursday April 25) and comes recommended.
Below is the story I wrote the next morning, which subsequently appeared here this week.
Followed by my transcript of that Q&A with Paula, hosted by BBC Drama boss Ben Stephenson.
SOME TV dramas divide opinion more than most.
White Heat appears to have fallen into that category over the last six weeks.
I almost gave up on this BBC2 series after the second episode.
And am now very glad I didn’t.
Tonight’s (Thursday April 12) final hour repays the investment viewers have put in to the previous five.
“IF you go to the cinema midway through a film, you watch the second half first, don’t you?
“So you see how the characters end up in the story.
“What happened to turn them into the people they became.
“It’s like a riddle you have to solve.”
So begins The Night Watch on BBC2 tomorrow night.
Yet another television treat from BBC Drama.
In a month that will also bring us the start of The Hour, of which more later.
My feature on The Night Watch is in today’s MEN and below.