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[Brighton] Roy Grace coming to ITV next year



Paskman

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May 9, 2008
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Chiddingly, United Kingdom
Peter James's Brighton based police detective is coming to national TV. Filming is due to start in Brighton early in the New Year. John Simms be playing the lead.

Loved the books, so interested in seeing what scrip writer Russell Lewis ( Endeavour) will do with them. Fingers crossed they don't cock it up, the last TV police drama filmed in the town was dire.

https://www.itv.com/presscentre/pre...ing-john-simm-acclaimed-screenwriter-russell#

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vegster

Sanity Clause
May 5, 2008
28,101
Peter James's Brighton based police detective is coming to national TV. Filming is due to start in Brighton early in the New Year. John Simms be playing the lead.

Loved the books, so interested in seeing what scrip writer Russell Lewis ( Endeavour) will do with them. Fingers crossed they don't cock it up, the last TV police drama filmed in the town was dire.

https://www.itv.com/presscentre/pre...ing-john-simm-acclaimed-screenwriter-russell#

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Wow ! John Simm in the lead role !, should be eminently watchable.
 


DavidinSouthampton

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Jan 3, 2012
16,889
just read about it. looks enormously promising.
 


whitelion

New member
Dec 16, 2003
12,828
Southwick
Sister sent me his latest Roy Grace novel "Dead At First Sight" for Xmas.

I can't put it down.
 




Easy 10

Brain dead MUG SHEEP
Jul 5, 2003
61,968
Location Location
Great news. Hope they do Dead Mans Footsteps (the 9/11 one). That was a cracking read.
 
















Gwylan

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Jul 5, 2003
31,508
Uffern
I'm interested to see whether John Simm can do a Brighton accent, not an easy one to do
 


Is it PotG?

Thrifty non-licker
Feb 20, 2017
24,280
Sussex by the Sea
I'm interested to see whether John Simm can do a Brighton accent, not an easy one to do

I haven't read the books.

Does it say Grace is a local lad?

Whatever the case, won't be as odd as Cillian Murphy's Irish/Brummie/Scouse melange in PB.
 








Couldn't Be Hyypia

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Nov 12, 2006
16,073
Near Dorchester, Dorset
Not sure that is great casting.

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Cowfold Seagull

Fan of the 17 bus
Apr 22, 2009
21,930
Cowfold
If Russell Lewis's scripts for this series, are anything like as good as the ones he writes/wrote for Endeavour, this sounds really promising.

I do wonder though if this means that there won't be a seventh series of Endeavour, now he seems to have turned his attention from Oxford to Brighton. It will be such a shame if that's the case.
 


SAC

Well-known member
May 21, 2014
2,593
I think I gave up the Roy Grace books after the first 12 as they became too formulaic. Will be interesting to see how ITV do with it for the telly, Roy Grace didn't look anything like John Simm in my mind. I imagined him looking more like Paul Whitehouse.
 




Is it PotG?

Thrifty non-licker
Feb 20, 2017
24,280
Sussex by the Sea
I think I gave up the Roy Grace books after the first 12 as they became too formulaic. Will be interesting to see how ITV do with it for the telly, Roy Grace didn't look anything like John Simm in my mind. I imagined him looking more like Paul Whitehouse.

Me too

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Easy 10

Brain dead MUG SHEEP
Jul 5, 2003
61,968
Location Location
Whenever I was reading the novels, I always pictured Roy Grace as Gene Hunt (Philip Glennister), the DCI in Life on Mars - who played opposite John Simm.

Weird.
 


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