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Writer defends Fred and Rosemary West drama on ITV1

Appropriate Adult stars Dominic West as 'charming' psychopath who manipulated volunteer Janet Leach, says Neil McKay

The writer of Appropriate Adult, the ITV drama starring Dominic West as the serial killer Fred West, to be broadcast on Sunday, has defended his decision to tackle the Cromwell Road murders.

"I work on the principle that those subjects that are the most difficult are those you should most look at," said Neil McKay. "That goes for all aspects of life – but it is one of the prime purposes of drama, and has been since the Greeks invented it.

"You could say 'Let's leave it to the criminologists and newspapers' … but I say that drama has as much right to engage with it has any other medium."

McKay, who also wrote the Bafta-winning See No Evil about the Moors Murders and Channel 4's Mo, starring Julie Walters, has told the story of
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Dominic West to star in Fred West drama

Two-part ITV docudrama will tell the story of how Fred and Rosemary West were brought to justice

Dominic West is to play serial killer Fred West in an ITV docudrama, Appropriate Adult, about his arrest to be screened later this year.

The drama will tell the story of how Fred and Rosemary West were bought to justice, focusing on the period between nm1377339 autoFred West[/link]'s arrest and his suicide on New Year's Day 1995.

West, who made his name in Us TV series The Wire, will star alongside Emily Watson, who appeared in the film Gosford Park, the inspiration behind ITV's hit Sunday night drama Downton Abbey.

Watson will take on the role of Janet Leach, an observer who was present when West was questioned by police. Leach's role as the "appropriate adult" assigned to sit in on interviews also gives the drama its title.

West confided in Leach after
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