Jayd Johnson and Denise Mina in conversation
The Story (so far)
David Morrissey, Peter Capaldi, Jonas Armstrong and Jayd Johnson star in 'The Field of Blood', a dark and compelling crime thriller, 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. She seizes an opportunity to kick-start her career and becomes embroiled in a dark murder case. For the ambitious Paddy, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime, but it comes at a great personal cost.
From the BBC Archive
This observational documentary follows a day in the life of the Glasgow Herald, and was made to celebrate their 200th anniversary in 1983. The Field of Blood is set in remarkably similar surroundings!Watch Friday’s Herald Clips
(The Book Café, BBC Radio Scotland)
Radio Scotland asked Denise Mina to record a typical day in her life. It's fascinating to hear how she fits in writing her dark stories around the normal tasks of family life.