Series 1

Adaptation of Denise Mina's novel set in 1982. When the story of a murder involves her family, newspaper copy boy Paddy Meehan must battle prejudices to get to the truth.

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2/2 As she gets closer to the truth about the murder, Paddy finds herself in mortal danger.

Mon 5 Sep 2011 23:35 BBC One Northern Ireland only

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  • 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

    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
  • About Denise Mina: A Day In The Life

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    (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.

"Imagine my dismay: it was better than the book"

Read a blog post by Field of Blood novelist Denise Mina

Read a blog post by Field of Blood novelist Denise Mina

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