In January I met up with Rebecca Hodgson, Head of Drama for Lime Pictures and Jo Combes, Drama Development Executive, at the World famous BAFTA club in London for lunch to discuss Andy Horton and the marine mystery crime series. It was great to meet them and exciting to hear how much they loved Horton and the crime novels.
Pauline Rowson outside BAFTA club for lunch with TV people -DI Andy Horton Marine Series
Pauline Rowson in the BAFTA Club London for meeting with the TV people re: DI Andy Horton Marine Crime Series
This is an exciting development for the DI Horton crime series but there is a long way to go yet. The broadcasters have also got to fall in love with Andy Horton and the Solent area. Here's hoping that they will and that one day soon many more people will enjoy the exploits of my flawed and rugged sailing, motorbike riding detective the hunky lost soul of Andy Horton.
Published by Severn House, the DI Andy Horton crime novels have been hailed in the UK and the USA as "exemplary police procedurals”, "cleverly plotted”, “complex and multi-layered.”
Rebecca Hodgson, for Lime Pictures, adds, ‘The unique angle of each DI Horton mystery being connected to the sea can truly set this series apart, making it look and feel distinctive from existing urban police procedurals or rural detective shows. The sailing element can make the series into a visual treat and the setting of historic Portsmouth, Hayling Island, and the Isle of Wight brings a landscape to screen that is rarely seen in drama and also reaches an underserved audience.’