REVIEW Karen Pirie (S1 E1/3)

Critics are making a lot of the fact that unlike most of the current crop of TV detectives – Professor T, Van Der Valk, Ridley, for instance – DS Karen Pirie is, wow, a female. But is there more to Val McDermid’s character than her chromosomes? Written in 2003, the first of six Karen Pirie…

Karen Pirie: ITV confirms transmission date

ITV’s adaptation of Val McDermid’s Karen Pirie books has received its transmission date. And it’s just around the corner. This three-part series is based on ‘Queen Of Crime’ McDermid’s first Karen Pirie novel The Distant Echo, and in the first episode Karen (played by Lauren Lyle) is tasked with reopening a historic murder investigation that…

ITV announces cast for Val McDermid adaptation Karen Pirie

Some time ago we reported that Val McDermid’s DS Karen Pirie series would be getting the ITV treatment. Now we know more details, including who will play the title role. The three-part series is based on McDermid’s first Karen Pirie novel The Distant Echo, and in the first episode Karen is tasked with reopening an historic murder investigation that…

ITV commissions adaptation of Val McDermid’s Karen Pirie novels

Val McDermid’s series of cold case investigations, Karen Pirie (w/t) has been commissioned by ITV from the producers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard, World Productions. Adapted by Emer Kenny Karen Pirie is based on the novel, The Distant Echo, the first in a series of best-selling novels about the young Scottish female detective set in the beautiful Scottish university town of St. Andrew’s….