Episode 18 - Danny Brocklehurst & MyAnna Buring


In this week's episode, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham talks to one of the country's best-known actresses, MyAnna Buring, and award-winning screenwriter, Danny Brocklehurst.

During the chat, Danny and MyAnna talk about their careers including, in MyAnna's case Twilight, Ripper Street and Downton Abbey; and in Danny's case The Driver, Clocking Off and his latest BBC One series, In The Dark (from which he adapted from Mark's two Helen Weeks stand-alone novels). MyAnna also talks about her portrayal of Helen Weeks in the series - and what it was like working with a prosthetic baby bump!

Also in this episode, Our Man With The Spyglass, Paul Hirons, runs through some recommendations for a good summer read.

Episode 18 - Danny Brocklehurst & MyAnna Buring

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For their recommendations, Danny offered the Phil Spector biography Tearing Down The Wall Of Sound. For a watch, he recommended The Leftovers, which he said was "astonishing" and "storytelling unlike anything else".

MyAnna recommended Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, and said it should be "a compulsory read in every classroom". For a watch, she said that she has finally finished Breaking Bad. And Walter White? "I want to hate him so much, but they manage to make you love him again!"

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