When Nancy Drew uttered the lines: “I have solved some mysteries, I’ll admit, and I enjoy it, but I’m sure there are many other girls who could do the same,” she had no way of knowing that her kind was going to be one of the staples of international television.
From Miss Marple to Dana Scully, Cagney & Lacey to Jane Tennison and now Eve Polastri, numerous renditions of female TV detectives have always styled out the televisiual crime scene.
Celebrating the evolution and the writing of the female detective, this panel discusses why she holds such a fascination for the viewer, how writers have evolved her across the years, and where, in a post-Me Too landscape, she is likely to head next…
Appearing in this session
Credits include Tracy Beaker, Casualty, Susan Hill's Ghost Story
Credits include Waking The Dead, The Bill