Zoe Lister: Crime Stories on ITV1

Date - 14 November, 2012, All News Television
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Zoe Lister plays Louise Miller in Crime Stories on ITV1. Click here to catch up with the episode on ITVPlayer. Crime Stories is the brand new ITV drama filmed as though a documentary crew are following the work of two lead police officers as they uncover the truth behind new crimes using interviews, CCTV and their own detective work. Co-created by Paul Marquess (The Bill, creator, Footballer’s Wives) Steve Hughes (writer, The Bill, Hollyoaks) and Darren Fairhurst (writer, Shameless), Crime Stories is a Newman Street commission for ITV1. Executive Producer is Paul Marquess.

Zoe Lister stars alongside Ben Hull (Hollyoaks, The Royal Today, Family Affairs) as Detective Sergeant Ben Shaw, and Jane Antrobus (a recently retired Detective Chief Superintendent in the Greater Manchester Police) as Detective Inspector Jane Preston, all twenty episodes of the 60-minute drama series are stand-alone stories and take place within the fictional setting of East Central Police Station.

From thefts and robberies, to criminal damage and fraud – all stories are inspired by real police procedure and the series aims to be as authentic as possible in providing a unique insight into the working methods of experienced detectives as they investigate a case and uncover the truth. Crime Stories uses unique filming techniques to create powerful and relatable human drama. The documentary-style footage includes many unscripted elements that create unique and compelling action. With a career in the police force spanning 30 years, Jane Antrobus, who plays lead police officer DI Jane Preston, provides a uniquely realistic and life-like feel to the way crimes are investigated in each episode.


Zoë Lister is best known for playing series regular Zoe Carpenter in Hollyoaks. She most recently played the leading role of Lucy Lucas in the comedy sitcom Staff Room. Other notable screen credits include Midsomer Murders and the Feature films Mind Trap, Beneath A Neon Tide and Brash Young Turks.

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