Joanna Scanlan.

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Puppy Love interview

Sunday 9th November 2014

The creators of new sitcom Puppy Love introduce the show, and explain how they let the canine stars in the show improvise rather than follow a script.

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Press Clippings

Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan to star in Old Baggage TV series

Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan are to star in Old Baggage, a TV series based on the book by Lissa Evans about a retired member of the Women's Suffrage movement.

British Comedy Guide, 24th January 2019

Hold the Sunset Christmas special, review

It is as if the writer put down his pen midway through crafting an hour-long special and shoved in a heart-warming Christmas singalong to end things.

Alexandra Pollard, The Independent, 23rd December 2018

No Offence: a distasteful end to a promising series

Far too many films and TV shows exploit rape as a dramatic device. Anarchic police procedural No Offence (Channel 4) concluded with not one but two such sexual violence storylines in a confused and misfiring finale.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 18th October 2018

Series three of the Manchester cop drama concludes with an episode that variously features an outrageously tasteless - and funny - medical emergency played out in a toilet ("Can we cover that up before we zap him?"), one of the team properly in danger and, at the finish, a real emotional kick. This is still quite the best police procedural around thanks to Paul Abbott's writing, and its fine ensemble cast, headed by the fabulous Joanna Scanlan as DI Viv Deering, a study in street-smart cynicism tempered by rough charm.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 18th October 2018

Joanna Scanlan reveals the inspiration for Viv Deering

The actress took her inspiration from a rather unexpected source - from the world of football.

Jenny Desborough, The Mirror, 4th October 2018

TV review: No Offence

Paul Abbott's manic black-comedy police drama returned, but this opening episode was given over to tragedy, not laughs.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 14th September 2018

Review: No Offence returns and we couldn't be happier.

On a beautiful September's evening, I along with an audience of lucky people and cast members attended the premiere screening of the opening episode of No Offence series three and a cast Q&A (more on that this week)

Michael Lee, The Custard TV, 13th September 2018

No Offence, series 3 episode 1 review

A bizarrely similar plot to Bodyguard only the cops are Northern and swear more.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 13th September 2018