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

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 and 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 on writing island-based 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 crime-fighters  

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. 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

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. Find our more at http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

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