Murderous Medway Panel 4 – Crime Seen

21st September 2019

Panel 4

Crime screenwriters Isabelle Grey, Sally Griffiths and JC Wilsher shed light on how the likes of Midsomer Murders and Between the Lines come to life on the screen.

Isabelle Grey was born in London, grew up in Manchester, and for ten years lived on the edge of the Romney Marsh in Kent. A former freelance journalist, she has written for film, radio and television, including numerous screenplays for crime dramas such as The Bill, Wycliffe, Midsomer Murders and Jimmy McGovern’s award-winning BBC series Accused. She has also written four crime novels set in Essex and featuring DI Grace Fisher. The Sunday Times has described her as “one of the most intelligent authors of contemporary crime fiction”. She is currently finishing a novel of psychological suspense set in London in 1963.

Wrong Way Home is the fourth in the DI Grace Fisher crime series. Twenty-five years after the unsolved rape and murder of Heather Bowyer in Southend, new DNA techniques have thrown up two new – and related – suspects. With her investigation shadowed by an ambitious but naïve young true-crime podcaster, backed by tabloid crime reporter Ivo Sweatman, can Grace Fisher reconstruct the original flawed investigation and correctly identify the killer before there is further tragedy?

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Sally Griffiths is a lifelong fan of crime fiction and drama. With her writing partner, Rachel Cuperman, she has written six episodes of ITV’s Midsomer Murders, including the notorious murder-free episode which attracted the wrath of the Daily Mail and featured as a quiz question on Have I Got News for You.

Sally and Rachel have an original TV crime series in development with Route 24 Productions, and actor Bill Nighy is attached to star in their first feature film, a comedy drama. Flying solo, Sally is the author of three radio dramas broadcast broadcast on Radio Four’s Afternoon Drama slot.


JC Wilsher was born in London, and educated at Leicester & Lancaster Universities. A writer of single plays for television & radio in the late 70’s – early 90’s, JC became a regular writer for The Bill from 1989-2001. He then created the award-winning police series Between the Lines, which aired between 1992-94.

JC has written episodes for some of TV’s most popular crime series: The Vice, Silent Witness, Murder in Mind, Dalziell & Pascoe, New Tricks, Midsomer Murders and Death in Paradise.  He lives in North London.

Tickets for this panel (£7) and/or an All Day Pass (£30) can be found here.

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