A Stab In The Dark: UKTV Crime Podcast with Mark B

A Stab In The Dark: UKTV Crime Podcast with Mark B

United Kingdom

Best-selling author and comic Mark Billingham presents a brand new crime fiction podcast series bringing together the very best super-sleuths from literature and television. Each episode of A Stab In The Dark sees a set of two brand new guests from the worlds of TV and books assemble to discuss the inner workings of crime fiction. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV production and is produced by Sam Pearson and Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

Episodes

William Gaminara & Eric Richard on Silent Witness & The Bill  

Episode 9 - In the final episode of a three-part mini festive special, Mark Billingham is joined by Silent Witness' William Gaminara who played Professor Leo Dalton in the pathology crime drama alongside a couple of stints on the classic long-running police show. William tells us what it's like having to play expert roles, when the lines blur between these expert roles and real life, and the horror of working with pig organs. Meanwhile, Paul Hirons visits Eric Richard who played Sergeant Bob Cryer in The Bill over 17 years. We hear what it's like to star in the ever-popular series, the thinking behind the iconic show's production and what it was like playing a classic NCO. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Sam Pearson and Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

Colin Buchanan & Ian Rankin on Dalziel and Pascoe and author Reginald Hill  

Episode 8 - Mark Billingham welcomes Dalziel and Pascoe actor Colin Buchanan into the studio to talk about his time on the long-running crime drama and what it was like to work with co-star and legend of the screen Warren Clarke. Dalziel and Pascoe was adapted from a series of books by novelist Reginald Hill, an author many from the genre hold in very high esteem, and Colin's opinion of the great man is no different. Meanwhile, Paul Hirons chats to Rebus author Ian Rankin about the influence Reginald Hill had on him. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Sam Pearson, Paul Hirons and John Lemon. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

Kris Marshall & Ben Miller on Death in Paradise  

Episode 7 - Mark Billingham talks to actor Kris Marshall about his early career starring in comedy film and television before ending up as the star of the ever-popular crime drama Death in Paradise. Kris tells us about what he thinks makes Death in Paradise such a perennially successful show, the trials of island fauna and what we have to look forward to. Meanwhile, Paul Hirons digs out an interview with the previous star of Death in Paradise, Ben Miller. Ben regales us about the good and bad side of filming in Guadeloupe: you may have incredible sets and beach locations, but there's also a serious danger of drowning! A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Sam Pearson, Paul Hirons and Ashleigh Sullivan. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

Coming up...  

Teaser - Before signing off for the year we dragged Mark back into the studio to fill a festive sack full of podcasty criminal case-files just for you. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for a mini-series of episodes celebrating some of your favourite British crime TV shows. Ho ho ho... A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Sam Pearson and Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

Patricia Cornwell & William Gaminara examine forensic crime  

Episode 6 - We travelled away from A Stab In The Dark’s incident room to talk to one of this generation’s biggest-selling and most-respected crime novelists... none other than forensic crime author Patricia Cornwell. Patricia is someone who has been credited with inspiring not only a new wave of female crime writers but also a host of forensic crime dramas, from CSI to Dexter, while her Kay Scarpetta novels have delighted crime fans since 1990. Meanwhile, Paul Hirons speaks to Silent Witness star William Gaminara about his role in the show and how he manages to pronounce all that technical jargon. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Sam Pearson and Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

Erin Kelly, Robert Thorogood & Adam Hamdy explore crime adaptation  

Episode 5 - Mark Billingham is joined in the studio by The Poison Tree and Broadchurch author Erin Kelly and creator of Death In Paradise Robert Thorogood to discuss the art of adaptation. In contrast to the more well-trodden path of adapting television shows from books, both Erin and Robert have experience in the other direction: from the screen to the page. But before we hear about the process that goes into this we look at their involvement in creating some of our favourite crime dramas. Meanwhile, Paul Hirons gets a visit from writer and producer Adam Hamdy who takes us through the top 5 tips he uses to adapt crime fiction. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Sam Pearson and Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

Michael Connelly & Morris Chestnut talk US crime  

Episode 4 - Mark Billingham heads to a central London hotel to meet Harry Bosch, Mickey Haller and Terry McCaleb author Michael Connelly. The two best-selling crime writers discuss US crime drama, Raymond Chandler, jazz versus country and Michael's adaptations which star Titus Welliver, Matthew McConaughey and Clint Eastwood. We also hear some excellent anecdotes from Michael about how a real-life policeman influenced Bosch's career and how he 'saw' his detective during the OJ Simpson trial. Meanwhile, Paul Hirons talks to Rosewood's leading man Morris Chestnut, who reveals what it's like to work with co-star Jaina Lee Ortiz and what a location gives to a crime drama. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Sam Pearson and Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

Ann Cleeves & Yrsa Sigurdardottir discuss island crime  

Episode 3 - Mark Billingham is joined by Shetland author Ann Cleeves and Nordic Noir author Yrsa Sigurdardottir to discuss being marooned with murder. Both Ann and Yrsa have strong ties to two islands, Shetland and Iceland, and we hear more on what it's like to write fiction based there and how islands influence crime stories. Meanwhile, Paul Hirons visits Killer Women and reveals more about this new festival. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Sam Pearson and Paul Hirons. Thanks to Joel Porter and Dot Dot Dot Productions for audio support. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

David Morrissey & Lee Child on the leading man  

Episode 2 - Mark Billingham is joined in the studio by acting powerhouse David Morrissey, star of BBC's The Missing, State of Play, Sky1's Thorne and The Governor from The Walking Dead. The two talk about adapting Mark's novels for TV and the process by which David develops his characters. Meanwhile, Paul Hirons talks to Lee Child about the forthcoming Jack Reacher novel and film. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Sam Pearson and Paul Hirons. Thanks to Joel Porter and Dot Dot Dot Productions for audio support. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

Val McDermid, Kate Harwood & Sarah Hilary discuss female representation  

Episode 1 - Mark Billingham opens an investigation into how the representation of female crime-fighters has changed over the years. Joining Mark we have best-selling author and 'queen of crime' Val McDermid, and acclaimed television drama producer Kate Harwood to discuss everything from Sally Wainwright and Happy Valley to Emilia Fox and Silent Witness. Meanwhile Paul Hirons interviews Sarah Hilary about her character Marnie Rome. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Sam Pearson and Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

What do we have in store?  

Trailer - A Stab In The Dark is a brand new crime podcast from UKTV in which best-selling author and comic Mark Billingham will be opening an investigation into everything crime fiction and crime drama alongside some major names from the crime world. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Sam Pearson and Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

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