Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TV News: The Field of Blood (Denise Mina)

The BBC Press Office has today released details of an upcoming tv adaptation of Denise Mina's The Field of Blood:

Set in Glasgow, 1982, crime drama The Field Of Blood centres on would-be journalist Paddy Meehan, a young copygirl working in a newspaper office.

Stuck in an almost exclusively male-dominated world of limited opportunities and cynicism, Paddy dreams of becoming an investigative journalist – believing that in miscarriages of justice, reporters are sometimes the only hope.

Funny, smart, and feisty, Paddy seizes an opportunity to kick start her career and becomes embroiled in a dark murder case. For Paddy, it's the opportunity of a lifetime but comes at great personal cost...

Filming on The Field Of Blood, a thrilling investigative drama, begins in October with casting to be announced in the coming weeks. The drama will transmit on BBC One Scotland in 2011.

Caroline Parkinson, Creative Director, Creative Scotland, said: "Creative Scotland is delighted to be working with Andrea Calderwood at Slate North and BBC Scotland, in bringing to life the first of the Paddy Meehan series, The Field of Blood by Denise Mina to Scottish audiences. A gripping two-part thriller, it will be set and filmed in Glasgow and Creative Scotland hopes that this marks the first in a long series from this impressive team."

(The Paddy Meehan series was intended to be 5 books but it seems to have stopped at 3.)

1 comment:

kathy d. said...

Oh, gosh, you guys get all the good stuff over there--a production of Denise Mina's "Field of Blood," with a great character, Paddy Meehan.

I like that series, not as much as the Garnethill series, but I like it, nonetheless.