Television drama seems to be going through a golden period at the moment – in the last couple of years we have had Line of Duty, Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, Peaky Blinders, Mindhunter, Fargo.
They say superheroes don’t wear capes, but in the newsroom they are long-suffering, generally wear jeans and a sensible much-loved jumper but quietly keep the operation ticking over, even in times of crisis.
Life can be messy, can’t it. You think you’ve got things sorted – the kids are all grown and off to uni, the husband’s business is doing well, you’re ready to go back to work – and then the sky falls in on you.
You might think that solving a murder is a bit like cracking a code. As the investigation goes on, all the information comes in, but you can’t make sense of it without that one vital clue – the key to deciphering the code.