The Field of Blood – The Dead Hour

2013

2x 60min episodes

Cast: David Morrissey, Katherine Kelly, Jayd Johnson, Ford Kiernan

Director: David Kane

Written by: David Kane based on the novel by Denise Mina

Produced by: Slate North / BBC Scotland

Glasgow, 1984 – Paddy Meehan (Jayd Johnson) now has her dream job as a news reporter working alongside George McVie (Ford Kiernan). But all this changes with the arrival of new Editor-in-Chief, Maloney (Katherine Kelly), a no-nonsense woman in a man’s world, determined to bring the newspaper into the modern age – against editor Murray Devlin’s (David Morrissey) wishes.

With Maloney and Devlin at loggerheads in the newsroom, an innocuous call about a disturbance in an affluent part of the city leads Paddy and McVie to uncover dirty tricks, police corruption, government cover-up and cold blooded murder.

Awards:
BAFTA Awards, Scotland 2011 – Best Actor/Actress – Television – Jayd Johnson

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