“HOW do you live when you have done something in your past that you have to completely bury?
“How do you present this alternative face and personality that you then believe is real? You re-write your history.
“When something awful has happened, how do you live?”
Nicola Walker talking to me about new six-part puzzle Unforgotten.
It starts on ITV at 9pm this Thursday (October 8) and is one of the best dramas I have seen in 2015.
The first production from Mainstreet Pictures, the independent drama company set up by Sally Haynes and Laura Mackie.
Unforgotten stars Nicola as DCI Cassie Stuart and Sanjeev Bhaskar as DS Sunil Khan.
Investigating the murder of a young man dating back almost 40 years to 1976.
IT starts on ITV at 9pm tonight (Wed June 5).
And comes recommended.
Presuming you have already read the background at:
Love And Marriage: Q&A 1
…here, as promised, is my transcript of the second Q&A at the London press launch.
With all the remaining main cast members, aside from Ashley Jensen (Sarah) who did not attend.
“DO not go gentle into that good night.”
There’s no drifting away in new TV drama series Love And Marriage.
The six part serial follows three generations of the Paradise family and has every chance of becoming another drama hit for ITV.
Written by Stewart Harcourt and directed by Debbie Isitt and Roger Goldby, it begins with Pauline Paradise (Alison Steadman) retiring from her job as a school lollipop lady.
She’s married to ‘Silent Ken’ (Duncan Preston) – a man of few words and, it appears, even fewer to say to his wife after 41 years of marriage.
As Alison Steadman explained at the press launch: “They forget to look and see the other person.”
“EVERYTHING has a pattern and a pattern to everything.
“Find the connections. Find a way out of this.”
Alex’s notepad is back in Ashes To Ashes final series episode four.
Along with even more clues to the bigger picture as we reach the halfway stage of this epic farewell.
First a declaration. I’ve already seen the episode after this one and my brain is still racing.