Tuesday, January 22, 2008

BBC2 Crime Writing Series (for "celebrities")

Will the reality show madness never end...From Digital Spy:
Brendan Cole is to star in a new reality show which teaches celebrities to become crime writers.

The Strictly Come Dancing regular will join former Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie and four other stars in BBC Two's Murder Most Famous.

The group will be given writing tasks while being taught how to solve crimes with help from psychologists and police.

Best-selling author Minette Walters has signed up to be a mentor on the show and will have the power to oust a celebrity at the end of each day.

The winner will pen their own crime novel to be published by PanMacmillan on next year's World Book Day.

Murder Most Famous will air on BBC Two over five afternoons in March.
I had assumed the Cole being referred to in the Digital Spy headline was Martina!

1 comment:

HandH said...

Holy cow, how insulting is that to professional crime writers? I know, we'll get a ballroom dancer to knock one out over a couple of weeks, how hard could it be... I suspect someone will be falling over their patent-leather pumps sooner or later.