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Simon Donald

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Low Winter Sun

★ RTS Best Drama Serial 2006
3 x 60', 2006 Tiger Aspect for Channel 4 Creator Simon Donald Producer Rhonda Smith Director Adrian Shergold Writer Simon Donald Starring Mark Strong, Vincent Regan & Burn Gorman

Low Winter Sun is an original piece created by Simon and produced by Tiger Aspect. A modern Gothic tale of murder and corruption, it starred Mark Strong and Brian McCardie as two police officers who have killed another policeman.

Low Winter Sun won both the RTS Best Drama Serial Award and the BAFTA Scotland Best Drama Programme in 2006, as well as being nominated for BAFTA Best Drama Serial, BAFTA Best Director and RTS Best Writer Award.

Low Winter Sun was remade for AMC in the United States in 2013 with Mark Strong again in the lead role.

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A splendid, if bleak and brutal, piece of stylised realism

Andrew Anthony The Observer

Excellent stuff all round actually. Well plotted, well written, superbly acted

John Beresford TV Scoop