WATCH: Lynda La Plante talks to Granada Reports

She's one of the best known names on television in this country - yet you rarely ever see her on screen.

That's because Lynda La Plante, who's from Crosby, has written some of our favourite TV series.

She's a great storyteller and has written more than 30 books. She's just published a new novel Good Friday about one of her most famous characters - DCI Jane Tennison who we know from Prime Suspect.