TV & Radio


Blue Murder is regularly repeated on ITV3.  Catch up with some episodes on the ITV Player here . You can also buy box sets of the complete series here.

Letters To My Daughter’s Killer was chosen for  Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club 2014.  Six titles featured in the weekly series Crime Thriller Club on ITV3  running up to The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards.  We had great fun filming my episode in Manchester – though the use of Police Crime Scene Tape and white SOCO suits caused some consternation for the neighbours!  It was a real honour to have the book selected.  You can see the shortlists and winners for all the awards here Happy reading!


Cath is the creator of ITV’s hit police series, Blue Murder, which debuted with an audience of 8.4 million and ran for five series from 2003 – 2009 starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis. Cath wrote the following episodes of the show:

Blue Murder 2 part pilot (2003)
Blue Murder: Hit & Run (2004)
Blue Murder: Make Believe (2006)
Blue Murder: Desperate Measures (2007)
Blue Murder: Tooth & Claw (2009)

Blue Murder has been sold around the globe and the complete series is available on DVD.
Buy here.


Partners In Crime Podcast – in conversation with Adam Croft and Robert Daws.

Mean Reviews at – what was my worst ever review? See me read it here.

Restorative Justice Dialogue 4  – in conversation with Mary Munro looking at Letters To My Daughter’s Killer – fiction tackling the need to talk and get answers after homicide.

I’m a guest on Rebecca Bradley’s YouTube Channel, discussing writing about victims in crime fiction, in a bite-sized interview.


Look Sharp (2008) Afternoon play BBC Radio 4 (starring Suranne Jones)

Drama series following a chalk-and-cheese, brother and sister duo of heir hunters whose searches take them into the past lives of families torn apart by events.

Legacy (2009) Afternoon play BBC Radio 4 (starring Maxine Peake and Tony Mooney)

Legacy – Blood in the Mountains (2011) Woman’s Hour Drama BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Keelan and William Ash)

Legacy – High Green Walls (2011) Woman’s Hour Drama BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Keelan and William Ash)

Legacy – Eden (2013) Afternoon drama BBC Radio 4 (starring Jo Hartley and William Ash)

Legacy – Suspicious Minds (2013) Afternoon drama BBC Radio 4 (starring Jo Hartley and William Ash)


Intelligent detective series tackling morally ambiguous, complex and challenging subjects
created by Danny Brocklehurst and starring Hugo Speer as DCI John Stone.

Stone – The Bridge (2010) Afternoon play BBC Radio 4

Stone – Sleep Tight (2012) Afternoon play BBC Radio 4

Stone – Episodes 5&6 (2018) Afternoon Play BBC Radio 4


The Cold Cold Snow (2013) BBC Radio 4


Interview about Fear of Falling and the challenges of adoption with Jenni Murray BBC Radio 4 listen here

Interview about Bleed Like Me with Jenni Murray BBC Radio 4 listen again here (Feb 22nd 2013)