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Showrunner Frank Spotnitz gives a masterclass in the craft of storytelling

It’s 2010, and screenwriter and showrunner Frank Spotnitz sits in a plane at LAX ahead of a 10-hour flight, eager to begin his new life. On the strength of a deal with Sky to air his new spy thriller Hunted, he has sold up, lock, stock and barrel, in the US, and is moving his business, his family and dogs to London.

As the plane taxis to the runway for take-off, he takes a quick call from one of his producers, only to be told that Sky has cancelled the show. Suddenly, Spotnitz is unemployed; Hunted seems dead in the water, along with his European dream.

In conversation with Jeff Pope | Full video

Writer Jeff Pope looks back at his career in television drama at the RTS event 'In Conversation with Jeff Pope', chaired by journalist Caroline Frost.

Pope looks back at his hit series Fools Gold: The Story of the Brink’s Mat RobberyCilla and Little Boy Blue, as well as his upcoming series A Confession, starring Martin Freeman.

'In Conversation with Jeff Pope' was held at King’s Place in central London on 29 August. 

In conversation with Jeff Pope | Highlights

Writer Jeff Pope looks back at his career in television drama at the RTS event 'In conversation with Jeff Pope', chaired by journalist Caroline Frost.

Pope looks back at his hit series Fools Gold: The Story of the Brink’s Mat Robbery, Cilla and Little Boy Blue, as well as his upcoming series A Confession, starring Martin Freeman.

“In conversation with Jeff Pope” was held at King’s Place in central London on 29 August.