Monday, February 22, 2010

Peter Robinson: Banks adapted for TV

In case you missed the news, Peter Robinson's Aftermath (2001) is going to be adapted for British TV. Gary Dobbs talks with Peter Robinson about the Banks books, and his involvement (or lack of) in the the two-part TV Drama, and his next novel, Bad Boy (due in August). Peter talks on his website about the ITV production and his new novel.  Stephen Tompkinson has been cast as Inspector Banks. I think that's great casting.

Want to see Peter Robinson in the next few months? He'll be at Sleuthfest in Florida, February 26-28; Bloody Words in Toronto, May 28-30 and Paris for the Salon Du Livre on the weekend of March 27; Horsens, Denmark for the Annual Crime Festival on April 10.  Might also be doing the London Book Fair in April. Check with local bookstores during those times for signings.


Priscilla said...

Can hardly wait for this TV series! Peter Robinson is a master of mystery craft. He has kept the Banks series alive with well-paced revelation of character over many books. He doesn't repeat the last book(s)endlessly but gives just hint enough to intrigue. On and on! Hope the TV series is as much fun as his books.

Jerry said...

I too think having Stephen Tompkinson as Alan Banks is great casting. He is such a good actor with great versatility and perfect for the role except for his height. That shouldn't be a major deal. Can't wait to see the show.