Place Of Execution
This is a stunning adaptation of Val McDermid’s novel, brilliantly directed by Daniel Percival.
The series was nominated for The TV Dagger at the 2009 Crime Thriller Awards, and star Juliet Stevenson was awarded Best Actress on 21 October 2009.
On one level the score inhabits the bleak melancholic Derbyshire landscape and its dark secrets, but it also keeps in step with the highly paced and melodramatic narrative.
The music is notable for the haunting sound of the bowed psaltery, which is a zither of Appalachian origins.