'We're going to need an American actress to play a kick-ass detective'
'No problem we've got Gillian Anderson lined up for The Fall and Elizabeth Moss (you know from Mad Men) for Top of the Lake'.
'Nice one, how about some creepy murderous blokes abusing women?'
'How about the running scenes?'
'Yeah, you've got to have running, runners are a key demographic'.
Well maybe not, but the biggest two BBC dramas this year do in fact both feature running. The Fall, broadcast in June 2013, is the tale of a psycho killer bereavement counsellor who stalks the streets of Belfast killing women. How does he get away with spending so much time away from his rather credulous family? He just pops out for a run of course!
|Jamie Dornan check his watch while running in the middle of the road in Belfast city centre -|
'must be time for another rather exploitative rape porn scene'
|Robin Griffin (played by Elisabeth Moss) leaves her once and future boyfriend behind|
after uttering the immortal chat up line 'you run?'.