At the start of the summer holidays, family Daws had no idea what to do or where to go. Within three days Amy, myself and the three children - Children? Ben's fifteen! - were all in the Cotswolds, crammed into a delightful hotel while I filmed Father Brown with the lovely Mark Williams. Three weeks later we were all on a plane from Paris to Guadeloupe, once again bound for mystery and murder in Death In Paradise. Two delightful jobs which reunited me with Wendy Craig and old chum, Keith Allen. More to the point, we all had a fantastic summer hols - albeit a busman's holiday for yours truly.
Back in the UK, Eugene McGinn's terrifying film 'The Unfolding' premiered in Leicester Square as part of Film 4's FrightFest. An exciting event, but also one that was deeply saddening. Our dear friend Kitty McGeever - who gives a superb performance in the movie - had recently died. She was one of the most extraordinary people I have ever met and had been a very close friend to Amy for 25 years. Her humour, intelligence, compassion and talent are hugely missed by all who loved her.