As some of you know, I have an axe to grind over the way television and cinema dramatists often use "based on a true story" to play fast and loose with the facts -- usually for no honest purpose -- and in the process, re-writing what is the accepted historical record. I recently turned my back on the prospect of a large payment when I refused to extend the film rights to my book God's Triangle because one of the producers was promoting a script that outrageously and farcically ignored the true story.
Anyway, here is Jonathan's letter:
In the interests of balance, here is the BBC blog on the background to the series:
More on this topic. My bitter experience with a film maker who didn't care
about the truth in a true story. Go HERE