I TALK Little Boy Blue

Broadchurch might be over, but for the next four weeks ITV are making sure you stick with them for your Monday night drama fix, with their emotional new series Little Boy Blue.

Great television drama can really tug at your heartstrings and before you know it, you're welling up at characters you don’t know and stories that have been invented. But when the words “This is a true story” appear on screen, those emotions you feel are somewhat heightened as you begin to think about the real people involved.

Someone who is well versed in dramatising true stories for television is Jeff Pope who has brought us the stories of; serial killers Fred and Rose West in Appropriate Adult, Charmian Brent and Ronald Biggs in Mrs Biggs, Lord Lucan in Lucan, convicted murderer Malcolm Webster in The Widower, Cilla Black in Cilla and most recently produced The Moorside for BBC One which told the story of the search for missing schoolgirl Shannon Matthews.