Bill Goldthorp wrote: In the second episode of "The Devil's Whore" Channel 4's English Civil War
(1638 to 1660) drama written by Peter Flannery the antihero Edward Sexby is sitting at a cmpfire with Angelica the heroine. He starts a discussion on bog bodies, with:
"When they drained the fens in Axholme where I was born"
Bill enquired with Peter and received the following reply: "To be frank I cannot now remember whether I linked Sexby with Axholme because I had become intrigued by accounts of the bog bodies, or whether there is an actual historical link between ES and the place. All I can remember (this part of the story was created a dozen years ago) is that I wanted to associate Sexby with a pre-Christian world, and to have him originate from a remote part of England. Yours sincerely, Peter Flannery"