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I’m often asked when Skinner will be adapted for TV,; my answer, ‘Don’t know, don’t care..’ I really mean that. I had a close call once, and learned from that experience. My characters are my creations; they are real to me, so much that I feel a duty of care that would prevent me handing them over to another without the kind of strict guarantees that a production company would not offer.

There’s some very good TV but there’s some garbage too. For example, ‘Granite Harbour,’ the current BBC1 offering. I watched the first episode because it is set in Aberdeen. I binged the rest because I expected it to explode into life. It exploded all right. Took me back to my schooldays and an eedjit with a stink bomb.

I don’t recall ever seeing as many loose end left untied. I don’t recall any other plot that left me wondering wtf it was all about. I don’t recall another series that gave one of the lead characters, the biggest male name on the cast list, a few lines before killing him off in the first five minutes.

I don’t care about any of that. I have escaped. But one question remains, one that really needs answered. Who the hell did Dawn Steele’s hair?

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  1. December 3, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Keep Skinner in your head please , as he is in mine. Don’t want to see some TV producers Skinner. I have e mine, you have yours and we are happy
    Sorry if that costs you lots of £££€€$$😂😂

  2. Derek Brown
    December 8, 2022 at 10:05 am

    I couldn’t agree more with your answer there are some excellent crime writers who have created some wonderful characters & storylines only to see them completely ruined by television where the characters look nothing like those they are portraying & the the storyline is only vaguely familiar.

  3. Juliet Donnelly
    December 30, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    You are so right. Adaptations spoil all my mental images.

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