Creating Cutting Edge Crime Drama That The Broadcasters Want: Making ‘The Fall’

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with Allan Cubitt and Gub Neal
moderated by Barbara Machin

Creating Cutting Edge Crime Drama That The Broadcasters Want: Making ‘The Fall’ image

Broadcasters are crying our for serialised crime drama.

Historically, it’s a genre we do particularly well in the UK, but what makes a killer show that wins both audiences and critical acclaim?  ‘The Fall’ did just that. Starring Gillian Anderson, ‘The Fall’ was an understated yet emotionally shattering runaway hit for the BBC.

With so much crime drama that feels overly familiar and tired hitting our screens, how does a writer stay within the genre while keeping it fresh, compelling and essential?

Writer Allan Cubit and producer Gub Neal unravel the mystery of ‘The Fall’ with BAFTA winning writer of ‘Waking The Dead’ Barbara Machin.