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Tony Marchant to write BBC1 probation drama

8 November 2010 12:57 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Public Enemies to look at criminal justice system from viewpoints of offender and probation officer

Tony Marchant, the creator of Kid in the Corner and Holding On, has been commissioned to write a new BBC1 drama set in the probation service.

The drama, Public Enemies, focuses on the relationship between 28-year-old Eddie, recently released on life licence from prison after serving 10 years, and his probation officer, Paula, returning from suspension following a crime committed by an offender under her supervision.

Public Enemies has not yet been cast and filming will begin next spring. The drama is being made by independent producer Tiger Aspect.

Marchant said that he felt the subject was ripe for dramatic examination given recent high-profile news stories about the UK's social services.

"Public Enemies looks at the criminal justice system from the points of view of the offender and the gatekeeper. It's about disgraced individuals trying to »

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