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Karen Pirie launches

The first episode of the ITV drama Karen Pirie has had a fantastic response from both critics and viewers. Produced by Clare, with Adrian working as 2nd unit director, the show looks set to introduce a favourite new detective to the Sunday night drama schedule.

The Guardian - This female-led crime drama absolutely sings. Humour, confidence and charm are perfectly blended in this suspenseful adaptation of Val McDermid’s bestseller.

The Independent - Lauren Lyle is excellent in this refreshingly cohesive cold case drama. Val McDermid adaptation hits each benchmark of a good detective thriller with the resounding thud of an assassinated key witness meeting the hard concrete of an empty car park.

The Times - Karen Pirie: meet the most refreshingly normal detective on television. Val McDermid's novels have been updated for 2022, but this pleasing police procedural understands what makes a great crime drama.