Informer, the iconic 1992 hit single by Canadian reggae-rapper Snow, never made much sense to me. “Informer, a-squiddly-diddly-diddly-diddly-dee, a-leaky bum bum now”, he seemed to sing from inside a prison cell in the video.
For a decade supposedly so full of peace and love, of a flowering of art and culture, the 1960s looks like a remarkably unpleasant 10 years – political assassinations, wars, riots, strikes. And Charles Manson.
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.
Award-winning screenwriter Nick Leather has written a drama about the 1993 IRA bomb attack on Warrington and its impact on two families. He told Philip Cunnington why we shouldn’t forget the events of 25 years ago
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.