Alibi orders first scripted drama from idea by Val McDermid

UKTV channel Alibi is famous for the cosier, more humour-filled side of crime dramas (think Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Castle et al). Now the channel is dipping its two in the original drama series ocean and has ordered a brand new series from RED Productions, the people who make Happy Valley, among others.

Traces is based on an original idea by best-selling, multi-award-winning crime writer Val McDermid (pictured), which, frankly, is good enough for us.

The series – written by actress and writer, Amelia Bullmore – is a suspense-filled crime thriller told from a fresh point of view, where forensic science takes centre stage.  Set in Scotland and exploring the world of SIFA, the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science, Traces centres on three very different female characters – Emma Hedges, Prof. Sarah Gordon and Prof. Kathy Torrance – who use forensics to uncover the truth about an unsolved murder case.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Colin Cutter says:

    ” a fresh point of view, where forensic science takes centre stage” Am I wrong in thinking that “Bones” , “The Body Farm” and “Silent Witness” had already tried that?


    1. Eric Thomas says:

      Well, yeah. But Val McDermid wrote my favorite show Wire in the Blood and Amelia Bullmore completely kicks ass.


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