‘Inspector French’: ‘Agatha Raisin’ Producer Free@Last TV Adapting Classic Crime Novels With ‘Cold Courage’ Writer Brendan Foley

‘Inspector French’: ‘Agatha Raisin’ Producer Free@Last TV Adapting Classic Crime Novels With ‘Cold Courage’ Writer Brendan Foley
Exclusive: Agatha Raisin producer Free@Last TV is developing a TV detective drama based on Freeman Wills Crofts’ classic Inspector French novels with Cold Courage writer Brendan Foley.

Wills Crofts, a railway engineer turned author, was a peer of Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler and was thought to be highly regarded by these writers.

Set in 1920s Ireland, Scotland and England, Inspector French is a dogged world-class detective banished from Scotland Yard to post-partition Northern Ireland where he battles to introduce modern policing techniques to a reluctant force.

Books include Inspector French’s Greatest Case, Inspector French and the Cheyne Mystery and Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy.

Foley, who recently wrote John Simm-fronted Finnish political drama Cold Courage for Viaplay and Lionsgate, initially tracked down the rights to Crofts’ books at the Society of Authors before penning a script.

He told Deadline that the adaptation would be “as
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