29th Nov, 2020

Producer on BBC's award-winning Doctors up next for Bromsgrove WORDS

‘FROM Script to Screen’ will be the subject of the next Bromsgrove WORDS event when Peter Lloyd, the series producer of award-winning TV series Doctors comes to town.

He will talk about the the process of bringing the daily show to the screen when he takes centre stage at 7.30pm on April 2 at the Learning and Resources Centre of Bromsgrove School.

The first WORDS event of 2020 featured Ann Cleeves who wrote popular books Shetland and Vera which have been made into TV series.

Ann, who lived in Wychbold in the 1980s and whose daughter was born at the Bromsgrove hospital.

By sheer chance a television producer who was looking for an unstereotypical woman detective picked up a copy of one of the Vera titles in a second hand book shop and the very successful television series was born.

Ann said the character was based on strong single women – teachers, matrons who she knew in the 1950s when she was growing up.

She also said she herself never knew who the murderer was until she began writing the end of the book.

Before and after the event Ann chatted to the audience and signed copies of her new book The Long Call, based in Devon.

It is now top of the Sunday Times Paperback Best Sellers List and has been optioned for a television series.

During the afternoon Ann visited Bromsgrove’s Wendron Day Centre for people with disabilities as the book features a similar community centre.

Visit bromsgrovewords.com more information on the April 2 event and how to get tickets.

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