I was quite dismayed to read that Paul Abbott's State of Play is to be turned into a Hollywood film.
Don't get me wrong it's a brilliant series, I'm just not sure that complex six part drama will be done justice by a, at best, three hour film.
Plus Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck are currently set to star, I'm even less convinced.
This is intelligent political drama I'm really not sure that Affleck is up to it.
Why not just show the American's the State of Play series?
If you're an American and you're reading this invest in the State of Play BBC DVD and then if you must watch the film at least make sure that you watch the BBC version first.
And while you're at it check out the British Channel Four version of Queer as Folk.