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A Stab In The Dark: A UKTV Original Crime Podcast with Mark Billingham

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Multi-award-winning crime writer, Mark Billingham, presents an in-depth look at the very best super-sleuths from literature and television. Each episode of A Stab In The Dark sees brand-new guests from the worlds of TV and books discuss the inner workings of crime fiction and crime drama. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV production and is produced by Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

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Multi-award-winning crime writer, Mark Billingham, presents an in-depth look at the very best super-sleuths from literature and television. Each episode of A Stab In The Dark sees brand-new guests from the worlds of TV and books discuss the inner workings of crime fiction and crime drama. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV production and is produced by Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

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Completely fun

By Haptica - Sep 27 2017
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Worth your time. Loved Mark Gatiss, bring him back please.

A Leading (Dark) Light in Crime Fiction Podcasts

By Hamilton Clan - Dec 19 2016
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I’m already a fan of Mark Billingham’s crime fiction, and discovering his new UKTV podcast has been a delight. I saw Lee Child interview Mark at ThrillerFest a couple of years ago, warm-up for the witty and expert banter on writing here. A must for all authors and those who love ‘em.

iTunes Ratings

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
3
1
0
2

Completely fun

By Haptica - Sep 27 2017
Read more
Worth your time. Loved Mark Gatiss, bring him back please.

A Leading (Dark) Light in Crime Fiction Podcasts

By Hamilton Clan - Dec 19 2016
Read more
I’m already a fan of Mark Billingham’s crime fiction, and discovering his new UKTV podcast has been a delight. I saw Lee Child interview Mark at ThrillerFest a couple of years ago, warm-up for the witty and expert banter on writing here. A must for all authors and those who love ‘em.
Cover image of A Stab In The Dark: A UKTV Original Crime Podcast with Mark Billingham

A Stab In The Dark: A UKTV Original Crime Podcast with Mark Billingham

Updated 2 days ago

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Multi-award-winning crime writer, Mark Billingham, presents an in-depth look at the very best super-sleuths from literature and television. Each episode of A Stab In The Dark sees brand-new guests from the worlds of TV and books discuss the inner workings of crime fiction and crime drama. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV production and is produced by Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark

Rank #1: The Wire’s David Simon and Laura Lippman, plus Megan Abbott

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S2 E03 - Two of the biggest names in American crime fiction and crime TV drama join Mark Billingham for the latest episode of UKTV Original podcast, A Stab In The Dark. David Simon is creator of The Wire – regarded as the greatest television drama series of all time – while Laura Lippman is a multi-award-winning crime writer. David and Laura tell us about their wedding (officiated by John Waters), discuss how newspaper journalism has changed over the years, and how the lines between fiction, reality and truth have been blurred in recent years. David, meanwhile, discusses The Wire, which celebrates its 15th anniversary. Plus, Paul Hirons talks to award-winning crime writer, Megan Abbott.

A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Paul Hirons, Joel Porter and John Lemon.

For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 21 2017

54mins

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Rank #2: Nordic Noir special recorded at Crimefest and Iceland Noir

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Extra episode - While our regular host, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham limbers up for some brand-new episodes, our man with the spy glass, Paul Hirons, takes a closer look at the Nordic Noir phenomenon.

Paul attended Crimefest in Bristol and Iceland Noir in Reykjavik last year, and managed to chat to some of the Nordic region's best-selling crime authors - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Lilja Sigurðardóttir and Ragnar Jonasson from Iceland, Anne Holt from Norway, Kati Hiekkapelto from Finland, Denmark's Sara Blædel and honoroury Brit and the co-curator of Iceland Noir, Quentin Bates.

In this mini-episode, Paul asks where Nordic Noir comes from and what defines it, and also discovers the links between Scandinavian and Nordic crime fiction and drama with Britain.
Mark will be back to host more brand-new episodes of A Stab In The Dark very soon.

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 28 2017

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Rank #3: Lee Child & Mari Hannah

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S2 E8 - In this week’s episode, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham chats to one of the world’s best-selling crime novelists – Lee Child – at the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. During the episode Lee tells us what the 20th anniversary of his globe-straddling character, Jack Reacher, means to him. Lee also talks about his writing process, and tells us what compelled him to pick up a pencil 20 years ago and create one of the best-known characters in crime fiction. Elsewhere, Our Man With The Spyglass, Paul Hirons, talks to another award-winning writer, Mari Hannah, about her role on the committee of the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival.

A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Paul Hirons, Joel Porter and John Lemon.

For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 26 2017

41mins

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Rank #4: William Gaminara & Eric Richard on Silent Witness & The Bill

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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 The Bill. 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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 22 2016

40mins

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Rank #5: Belinda Bauer & Sarah Hilary plus Kate Harwood on Luther

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S2 E02 - It’s a fiendish trio of award-winning crime writers as Mark Billingham is joined by fellow Crime Novel of the Year winners and best-selling authors Sarah Hilary and Belinda Bauer. They discuss the creation of Sarah’s complex heroine Marnie Rome, Belinda’s unique and vulnerable heroes and settling the matter once and for all of whether the countryside or the city is the most dangerous place for both murder or cheese-related deaths. And with series four about to start on UKTV, our man with spy glass and his ear to the ground, Paul Hirons, gets the scoop on Luther from former head of BBC Drama, Kate Harwood.

A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Paul Hirons, Joel Porter and John Lemon.

For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 14 2017

51mins

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Rank #6: Kate Ashfield & Daniel Mays on Nature Vs Nurture

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Series Preview - While our host Mark Billingham (award-winning crime writer) investigates some new leads, our man with the spy glass, Paul Hirons, takes a closer look at the Nature Vs Nuture and the new series Born to Kill.

Paul talks to writer Kate Ashfield and star of the series Daniel Mays to try to understand the nuances of portraying a teenage psychopath in a TV series.

A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original and Dot Dot Dot Production, produced by Paul Hirons, Joel Porter and John Lemon.

For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 03 2017

11mins

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Rank #7: Sarah Pinborough

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S2 E6 - In this week’s episode, our man with the spyglass, Paul Hirons, speaks to British writer Sarah Pinborough, who’s written one of the most talked about books of 2017. Recorded at CrimeFest in Bristol, Sarah talks about the jump into the psychological thriller genre, how genres like crime and horror cross-pollinate and the art of the twist.

A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Paul Hirons, Joel Porter and John Lemon.

For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 12 2017

21mins

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Rank #8: Bill Beverly - Dodgers and the American social divide

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S2 E04 - Our man with the spyglass – Paul Hirons – sits down with double CWA Dagger winner, Bill Beverly, to talk about his debut novel, Dodgers. A powerful tale of a teenage gang member based in LA sent to Ohio to do a job, Bill discusses his influences for this exceptional coming-of-age tale and the state of America today.

A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Paul Hirons, Joel Porter and John Lemon.

For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 28 2017

16mins

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Rank #9: Danny Brocklehurst & MyAnna Buring - In The Dark

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S2 E7 - In this week's episode, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham talks to one of the country's best-known actresses, MyAnna Buring, and award-winning screenwriter, Danny Brocklehurst. During the chat, Danny and MyAnna talk about their careers including, in MyAnna's case Twilight, Ripper Street and Downton Abbey; and in Danny's case The Driver, Clocking Off and his latest BBC One series, In The Dark (from which he adapted from Mark's two Helen Weeks stand-alone novels). MyAnna also talks about her portrayal of Helen Weeks in the series - and what it was like working with a prosthetic baby bump! Also in this episode, Our Man With The Spyglass, Paul Hirons, runs through some recommendations for a good summer read.

A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Paul Hirons, Joel Porter and John Lemon.

For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 19 2017

47mins

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Rank #10: Ian Rankin on 30 years of Rebus

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S2 E01 - Award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham is back to explore the world of crime fiction and TV crime drama in the second series of A Stab In The Dark. In this series opener, Mark talks to another award-winning bestselling crime writer, the legendary Ian Rankin, about the 30th anniversary of his iconic character, DI John Rebus, his career, his most recent Rebus novel and how personal circumstances inspired his work.

A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV Original production and is produced by Paul Hirons, Joel Porter and John Lemon.

For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 07 2017

45mins

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