You are producing some good stuff on this digital thing. How do you find it?

Thanks Gudrun. I use a programme called ‘Artrage’ and there’s another called ‘Procreate’. They are for IPad. So I just sit in my chair in the warm house and scratch away with my Apple Pencil.

This is excellent Michael, you are very good with your new medium. Do you get the same satisfaction as using paint?

Thanks Fiona. Using paint is much more satisfying Fiona - it takes more skill.

Excellent, Michael

Sound very comfortable! You are producing your usual excellent and interesting/intriguing work. I hope you haven't given up on paint though ....

Thanks Gudrun. No, still doing it.

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Eddie Edbutts the Sunderland Hard Man from the Barbary Coast. Even Frankie couldn’t knock him down. Eddie said, ‘Mr. Enderson is the best detective this town has ever seen. I would trust him with my snooker cue and darts any day of the week’. Digital image on iPad.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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