believe that when a novel is dramatised, it becomes the raw material
for something new, and when I met the cast and crew of Lloyd and
Hill I said, and I meant, that I wasn't worried about what they
would do to 'my' story and 'my' characters. But naturally I wanted
the dramatisation to work, and I was delighted when I saw the
finished film. I thought that the script was excellent, and that
Philip and Michelle did a great job with Lloyd and Judy; I didn't
hear a wrong note.
who have seen the film will have noticed that Lloyd has acquired
a first name. It was pure coincidence that both Colin Dexter and
I produced detectives with embarrassing first names, but obviously
that aspect of Lloyd had to go if we didn't want to be labelled
copycats, so I gave him the name Daniel.
If you haven't
seen A Shred of Evidence, try and catch it if it's repeated. If
you have, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.