The Interrogation

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01Drama20150902

by Roy Williams.

New series. Detective Chief Inspector Max Matthews and Detective Sergeant Sean Armitage are from different generations and different worlds, but together they make an excellent team. It's Sean's first day back since he was shot whilst on a case with Max, and both men are finding it hard to adjust. 1/3 The story of Tom, the son of a wealthy scrap metal merchant and his wife, an ex-PC and an old colleague of Max's.

Director - Mary Peate

Notes

The fourth series of The Interrogation, running on successive Wednesdays starting on September 2nd, comprises three contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues. The series features Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as two police officers from different worlds, whose professional relationship has slowly evolved over the years, especially since Sean was seriously wounded in the course of action.

Roy Williams OBE, has a distinguished career in theatre, television and radio.

Theatre productions include KINGSTON 14 (Theatre Royal Stratford East), an adaptation of THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (Pilot Theatre/ UK Tour), SUCKER PUNCH (Royal Court Theatre, nominated for Olivier Award for Best Play), DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE (RSC) FALLOUT (Royal Court Theatre), SING YER HEART OUT FOR THE LADS (NT), CLUBLAND (Royal Court Theatre), THE GIFT (Birmingham Rep/Tricycle Theatre), LOCAL BOY (Hampstead Theatre).

Television includes LET IT SNOW (Endor Productions/Sky), FALLOUT (Company Pictures/ Channel 4, Screen Nation Award for Achievement in Screenwriting), OFFSIDE (BBC, Winner of BAFTA Children's Film and TV Award for Best Schools Drama) and BABYFATHER (BBC). For film he has co-written FAST GIRLS (DJ Films).

For radio, his work includes adaptations of ER Braithwaite's A CHOICE OF STRAWS and TO SIR WITH LOVE and original plays TELL TALE and HOMEBOYS.

02Drama20150909

by Roy Williams

With Kenneth Cranham as DCI Max Matthews and Alex Lanipekun as DS Sean Armitage. The boys are getting back into the swim after Sean's return to work. 2/3 An American movie star is burgled, but the details of the case seem odd. 2/3 The story of Riz.

Director - Mary Peate

Notes

The fourth series of The Interrogation featuring Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as two police officers from different generations and different worlds who nonetheless form a remarkable interrogation team.

03Drama20150916

by Roy Williams

With Kenneth Cranham as DCI Max Matthews and Alex Lanipekun as DS Sean Armitage. 3/3 The story of Sean's friend and colleague, PC Joanne Laverty who was inspired to go into the police force by her grandfather.

Director - Mary Peate.

0101Rod20120213

by Roy Williams.

1/3 The story of Rod, a Premier League footballer accused of rape, who discovers his skill, wealth and fame make no odds in a police station.

Cast

DS Max Matthews....Kenneth Cranham

DC Sean Armitage....Alex Lanipekun

Rod Tyler....Joe Sims

Helen Cottol....Katie Angelou

Mother....Tracy Wild

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Notes

The Interrogation, running Monday to Wednesday this week, comprises three hard-hitting contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues.This is the first of three plays featuring Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as two police officers from different worlds, whose grudging friendship develops as they discover that together they make a formidable team.

Roy Williams is an award-winning English playwright, and is considered one of the most astute and talented chroniclers of his time. Williams has many awards including the George Devine Award for Lift Off, the 2001 Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright for his play Clubland, the 2002 BAFTA for Best Schools Drama for Offside and 2004 South Bank Show Arts Council Decibel Award. His most recent play Sucker Punch was nominated for the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play and the Olivier Award for Best New Play 2011, and is currently playing in Washington DC. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

Premier League footballer Rod finds that wealth and fame make no odds in a police station.

0102Jermaine20120214

by Roy Williams.

2/3 The story of Jermaine, a ruthless and amoral young gang member, who Max and Sean find disturbingly keen to confess.

Cast

DS Max Matthews....Kenneth Cranham

DC Sean Armitage....Alex Lanipekun

Jermaine....Anthony Welsh

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

The Interrogation, running Monday to Wednesday this week, comprises three hard-hitting contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues.This is the second of three plays featuring Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as two police officers from different worlds, whose grudging friendship develops as they discover that together they make a formidable team.

Jermaine, a ruthless and amoral gang member, is disturbingly keen to confess to police.

0103 LASTSarah20120215

by Roy Williams.

3/3 The story of Sarah, married into a racist family, who has been holding out against their influence for years.

Cast

DS Max Matthews....Kenneth Cranham

DC Sean Armitage....Alex Lanipekun

Sarah....Claire Louise Cordwell

Danny....Carl Prekopp

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Notes

The Interrogation, running Monday to Wednesday this week, comprises three hard-hitting contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues.This is the last of three plays featuring Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as two police officers from different worlds, whose grudging friendship develops as they discover that together they make a formidable team.

Married into a racist family, Sarah has been holding out against their influence for years

0201Marc20130429

by Roy Williams

1/3 The Story of Marc. DS Max Mathews returns from bereavement leave to rejoin DC Sean Armitage doing what they do best. An ex-colleague, Marc, is suspected of domestic violence, but while Sean is maybe too close to the case, Max has an uncanny insight into the crime.

Music by David Pickvance

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

This is the second series of Roy Williams' hard hitting dramas of modern crime. Critical acclaim for the first series included this, in the Spectator...

He writes about the stuff you'd rather not know, prefer not to think about, pretend to ignore. But it lives on with you in the mind. It won't let you go. By his words, the sharp, brittle, spot-on dialogue, he forces you to recognise the limitations of your experience, your understanding. It's not the story outline that matters, but the characterisation, the way the people speak, the language they use. Each of the characters is so clearly differentiated you know exactly what they look like without a detail being given to us. Through the conversation, the interaction, we gather in the back story, we get the gist. There are no easy answers. It's life, messy life, the life we'd rather not think about as we listen to the radio, doing the ironing, making marmalade, cocooned mostly from the nasty, brutish world dealt with by others on our behalf.

Kate Chisholm.

0202Grace20130506

by Roy Williams

2/3 The Story of Grace. An ambitious local woman, who made a name for herself during the London riots, has struggled to rise from her past, until only one thing stands in her way.

Music by David Pickvance

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

0203 LASTSimon20130513

by Roy Williams

3/3 The Story of Simon. A sixth-former is attacked on his way to school, and hospitalised. When Max and Sean start to investigate, they hardly expect to uncover a love story

Music by David Pickvance

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

0301Colin20140417

by Roy Williams, with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun. The story of Colin.

Colin's wife and daughter have been brutally attacked in their home, but no-one seems to have broken in. When the truth finally comes out, even Max is taken aback.

Directed by Mary Peate

Original music by David Pickvance.

0302Jonny20140424

by Roy Williams, with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun. The story of Jonny.

When the defendant in a rape case is found innocent, Max just can't seem to let it go.

Directed by Mary Peate

Original music by David Pickvance.

0303 LASTKellie20140501

by Roy Williams, with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun. The story of Kellie.

Sean agrees to go for a drink with his old schoolfriend, Kellie. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for. Exciting series-ender.

Directed by Mary Peate

Original music by David Pickvance.