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'Suddenly everybody wanted it'

2 April 2007

'Rejection does not mean no. You wouldn't believe how many scripts of mine have been rejected, only for me to sit on them, re-submit them, and have them accepted. Prime Suspect? Nobody wanted it. People thought Jane Tennison was a rather repugnant character. She didn't cry when she saw a body. And I thought, well, I'm not going to change this. I'd worked too hard on it. And then suddenly everybody wanted it.'

Lynda La Plante in the Observer magazine