This article arises from a 2011 interview with producer Andy Harries. Earlier that year the BBC had aired three ninety-minute adaptations of the detective novels by Michael Dibdin featuring the character Aurelio Zen. The interview and subsequent article focus on the process by which the novels were chosen, the intended audience, casting, international co-financing, changes between page and screen, and the adaptations’ relationship to other texts - notably Wallander - also produced by Harries.

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VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 1, No 2 (2012); 38-44

Strong, Jeremy. (2012). Zen and the Art of Adaptation: Jeremy Strong Interviews Producer Andy Harries. VIEW Journal, 1(2), 38–44. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2012.jethc017