|Scott & Bailey. Pic: ITV|
• Three recent ITV1 hits are returning for new series – Vera, Law & Order: UK and Scott & Bailey. Series 3 of Vera goes into production with Brenda Blethyn in September for four new two-hour films. Law & Order: UK starts filming in November, but without Freema Agyeman and Harriet Walters, who have other theatre and filming commitments. Scriptwriter Emilia Di Girolamo returns to create a two-part story, with the second part exploring a day in the life of the characters. Suranne Jones, currently to be see in the cop comedy A Touch of Cloth, and Lesley Sharp also return as the hugely popular Scott & Bailey for a third series.
• Vote now for your favourite ITV1 detective duo in the 2012 Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards, to be announced on Thursday, 18 October, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The event will again be shown on ITV3.
‘Best Detective Duo’ by Public Vote
The British public will can vote for their favourite detective duo by phone vote. The phone lines open at noon on 7 September 2012.
The shortlist is as follows:
DCI Banks – DCI Alan Banks & DS Annie Cabbot Call 090 16 16 14 01
Above Suspicion – DC Anna Travis & DCS James Langton Call 090 16 16 14 02
Scott and Bailey- DC Jane Scott & DC Rachel Bailey Call 090 16 16 14 03
Lewis – DI Robbie Lewis & DS James Hathaway Call 090 16 16 14 04
Whitechapel – DI Joseph Chandler & DS Ray Miles Call 090 16 16 14 05
Vera – DCI Vera Stanhope & DS Joe Ashworth Call 090 16 16 14 06
The rest of the Specsavers TV and Film Daggers nominations are:
The Film Dagger
Martin Freeman for (Hartswood Films/BBC1)