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The Field Of Blood – introduction

Field Of Blood

David Morrissey, Peter Capaldi, Jonas Armstrong and Jayd Johnson star in The Field Of Blood, a dark and uncompromising drama adapted from the best-selling novel by Denise Mina.

Written and directed by David Kane, the crime drama is set in 1982 and centres on would-be journalist Paddy Meehan (Jayd Johnson), a young copygirl working in a Glasgow newspaper office.

Stuck in an almost exclusively male-dominated world of limited opportunities and cynicism, Paddy dreams of becoming an investigative journalist, believing that in miscarriages of justice, reporters are sometimes the only hope. Paddy seizes an opportunity to kick-start her career and becomes embroiled in a dark murder case. For Paddy, it's the opportunity of a lifetime but it comes at a great personal cost.

Made by Slate North, The Field Of Blood is produced by Willy Wands (River City, Rebus, The Magdalene Sisters). Executive producers are Andrea Calderwood (The Last King Of Scotland, Generation Kill) for Slate North, Gaynor Holmes for BBC Scotland and Leslie Finlay for Creative Scotland.

Executive producer for Slate North, Andrea Calderwood, says: "Denise Mina is a fantastic crime writer and David Kane is one of Scotland's most talented writer-directors. The two of them, together with the great team we have assembled in front of and behind the camera, have made The Field Of Blood an attention-grabbing and entertaining show."

Gaynor Holmes, Executive Producer BBC Scotland, says: "In Paddy, Denise Mina has created a captivating, warm and funny character whom David Kane has beautifully brought to life in this TV adaptation. I'm certain the audience will fall in love with her."

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