I really like it I think we stumbled on this ambiguity of Bates quite by accident. He started off the series quite a humble, grateful man, having been given this position. It was unlikely for someone with an injury and he wasn’t fit for purpose really when he started out so he has developed into something much more interesting and more unknowable really; Who he is, what he’s done, where he’s been. I don’t know if that’s deliberate. I like playing subtext anyway. I like toying with it so you’re never quite sure. I think Julian runs with this.
Brendan Coyle (x)