Doc Martin star Joe Absolom is set to appear in a six part online crime series written by Torchwood, Doctor Who and Spooks writer James Moran. The actor will be joined by another Eastenders star Tracey-Ann Oberman in Girl Number 9, the BBC (opens in new tab) has reported. James Moran will also direct some of the episodes of the series about a murderer who is arrested for killing seven girls. The drama – which starts online on the Girl Number 9 website (opens in new tab) next month – will be made up of six five-minute episodes. Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk's new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop (opens in new tab)
Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.
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