“The best scripts come from television,” says Ray Winstone.
Speaking at an event publicising his new Sky drama Moonfleet, which airs this Christmas, he said: “There’s a lot of crap in films. Nowadays in films they want to do this kind of car chase movies like The Sweeney.”
However the actor, who himself starred in that big-screen update of the classic cop drama, said he was dubious about claims of a “golden age of television”.
“We are not there yet. I think we are getting there,” he said, adding that many scripts for TV are still “rubbish”.
”The problem for me is I turn the telly on and it’s cooking shows and crap like that. I don’t want to see a geezer cooking an egg. As a viewer I want to watch drama.”