The Blind Date (2000 TV series)

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The Blind Date
Genre Crime drama
Created by Frances Fyfield
Written by Simon Booker
Directed by Nigel Douglas
Starring Zara Turner
Mark Letheren
Hazel Ellerby
Peter Wight
Samantha Beckinsale
Ben Miller
Regina Freedman
Roger Morlidge
Composer(s) Hal Lindes
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 2
Production
Executive producer(s) Laura Mackie
Jo Wright
Producer(s) Alison Davis
Cinematography Sean Van Hales
Editor(s) Nigel Cattle
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) London Weekend Television
Distributor ITV Studios
Release
Original network ITV
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 13 March (2000-03-13) – 20 March 2000 (2000-03-20)

The Blind Date is a British television crime drama miniseries, written by Simon Booker, that first broadcast on ITV on 13 March 2000.[1] The series, based upon the novel by Frances Fyfield, follows Lucy Kennedy (Zara Turner), a former police detective whose sister was murdered, and after a plot to ‘honey trap’ the prime suspect for the murder goes horribly wrong, Lucy's memories of the horrific incident are revived when a friend of hers goes on a horrific blind date with the suspected killer.[2]

The series co-starred Mark Letheren, Hazel Ellerby, Peter Wight and Ben Miller, and was filmed in and around Highgate, Archway and Muswell Hill.[3] The first episode drew 8.63 million viewers, while episode two drew just over 8 million.[4] The series was released on VHS on 27 March 2000, alongside a fellow Miller-fronted ITV drama, Passion Killers.[5] This remains the only home video release to date.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.memorabletv.com/uk-tv/blind-date-the-itv-2000-with-zara-turner-and-ben-miller/
  2. ^ https://itvstudios.com/programmes/the-blind-date
  3. ^ https://www.gasholder.london/2016/07/28/without-trace-always-remember-bad-reviews/
  4. ^ http://www.barb.co.uk/viewing-data/weekly-top-30/
  5. ^ "Ben Miller: The Blind Date/Passion Killers" – via Amazon.

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