TV Fact #312 – August 31st, 2015:

The Canadian dramatic series “Da Vinci’s Inquest” (1998-2005) was loosely based on the real life experiences of Larry Campbell, the former chief coroner of Vancouver, British Columbia, who was elected mayor of that city in 2002. However, the lead character of Coroner [Mayor in Season 8] Dominic Da Vinci was written specifically for actor Nicholas Campbell.

Also, elements of the series storylines were taken from sociopolitical issues faced by the real-life Vancouver, such as the plight of the homeless, the controversy over a designated injection site for drug users, the idea of establishing a red light district, and the disappearance of homeless women and sex workers-similar to the case of serial killer Robert Pickton.

As I keep saying…why use fiction when you got great dramatic material in the real world to base your work off of and keep people in a grounded environment when they watch the show?

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