By Patrick Munn | April 22, 2020 - 1:36 pm | No Comments
Tod Productions and STV Productions have optioned the rights to Jeremy Craddock's true crime book The Jigsaw Murders: The True Story of the Ruxton Killings and the Birth of Modern Forensics, with plans to adapt it as a TV drama. The deal was negotiated by SoloSon Media in association with Hardman & Swainson.
By Patrick Munn | August 2, 2019 - 9:17 am | No Comments
BBC One has set the cast for Elizabeth Is Missing. Sophie Rundle (Gentleman Jack, Peaky Blinders), Helen Behan (The Virtues, This is England) and Maggie Steed (EastEnders, Paddington 2) are set to star opposite Glenda Jackson in the feature length adaptation of Emma Healey's novel.
By Patrick Munn | June 16, 2019 - 12:01 am | No Comments
Glenda Jackson (Women in Love, Elizabeth R) has been set as the lead in Elizabeth Is Missing, BBC One's feature-length adaptation of Emma Healey’s novel. This marks Glenda Jackson's first on-screen acting job since she retired from politics in 2015 and her first TV role since the 1990s.
By Patrick Munn | May 1, 2019 - 2:04 pm | No Comments
BBC One's The Victim has broken consolidated ratings records, with each episode of the series averaging an uplift of 82% across all platforms in the seven days since the initial broadcast. The marks the largest uplift (compared to VOSDAL) for a BBC One or ITV drama since records began.
By Patrick Munn | March 13, 2019 - 2:38 pm | No Comments
BBC One has released a first look image from their upcoming legal thriller The Victim. The Victim is a legal thriller set in Edinburgh that is told through the eyes of both the plaintiff and the accused. On one side is Craig Myers, a hard working family man from Greenock who becomes the victim of a vicious attack after being branded online as a notorious child murderer living under a new identity. Is he simply the tragic victim of mistaken identity, or the convicted murderer he’s suspected of being? On the side is Anna Dean, the Edinburgh mother of a nine year old boy who was murdered fifteen years ago by a then thirteen year old. Having campaigned to be told of the killer’s new identity and whereabouts, she is accused of revealing his new name online.
By Patrick Munn | May 8, 2018 - 1:52 pm | No Comments
STV Productions has promoted long-time development executive Claire Armspach to serve as their Head of Drama Development. “Claire’s fantastic writer relationships, impeccable taste and passion for TV drama is well known", said STV Productions' Head of Drama Srah Brown. "So I’m delighted that she has agreed to take on this vital role driving development at such an exciting time for STV Drama.”