Writing Breakthrough Crime Drama: The life and works of Lynda La Plante

Room: Final Draft Marquee
Time: Friday 10.45am

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with Lynda La Plante, CBE
moderated by Barbara Machin

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Straddling , as she does, some of the most formative decades of television drama she leads the field of small screen crime writers .

Widows, Prime Suspect, Crime & Retribution, Above Suspicion, all massive hit series, all trail-blazing, all huge vehicles for iconic female characters and all shot through with bravery, innovation and quality.

She uses the genre to excavate society and to dig deep into police culture . Thrilling , thought-provoking and now Over There, Lynda joins us from LA to discuss her work and The Way Forward.

Appearing in this session

Lynda La Plante, CBE

Lynda La Plante, CBE – Screenwriter & Author

Credits include: Prime Suspect

Lynda has created some of the most iconic and successful British TV series, including Prime Suspect, Widows and The Governor.
Lynda La Plante, CBE
Barbara Machin

Barbara Machin – Screenwriter

Credits include: Waking The Dead, The Bill

Barbara Machin is the BAFTA and EMMY award winning screenwriter who created BBC1’s worldwide selling hit series Waking The Dead.
Barbara Machin