32 episodes

A brand new crime fiction podcast series bringing together the very best super-sleuths from literature and television. Each episode Mark Billingham is joined by a set of two brand new guests from the worlds of TV and books.

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

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A brand new crime fiction podcast series bringing together the very best super-sleuths from literature and television. Each episode Mark Billingham is joined by a set of two brand new guests from the worlds of TV and books.

    We Hunt Together - Eve Myles and Babou Ceesay

    We Hunt Together - Eve Myles and Babou Ceesay

    In this brand-new episode of A Stab In The Dark, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham talks to Eve Myles, the star of Alibi's new smart, slick and contemporary crime drama We Hunt Together. Together they discuss the show's central pairing of DS Lola Franks and DI Jackson Mendy, debate the nature v nurture approaches to determining psychopathy, and the rise of Welsh TV crime drama, which is enjoying a golden period. Also in this episode, our man with the spyglass - Paul Hirons - chats to the other half of We Hunt Together's investigative partnership, acclaimed actor Babou Ceesay.
     
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    • 39 min
    Harlan Coben

    Harlan Coben

    In this brand-new episode of A Stab In The Dark, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham talks to one of the genre's biggest names - American author Harlan Coben. The writer of over 30 books - many of them bestsellers - Harlan talks about his early career, his big breaks, and his move into television, thanks to his collaborations with Netflix and with Walter Presents, where Just One Look is available to view now. Elsewhere, our man with the spyglass, Paul Hirons, talks to British crime writer, Fiona Cummins, who talks about dark serial killers and the underbelly of society.
     
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    • 41 min
    Liz Moore and the American opioid crisis

    Liz Moore and the American opioid crisis

    In this brand-new episode of A Stab In The Dark, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham talks to one of the most critically-acclaimed crime novelists in America, Liz Moore. Liz's fourth novel, Long Bright River, uses the backdrop of the opioid crisis in Philadelphia to tell her story of a missing young woman and during a recent visit to the UK, Liz talked to Mark about life on the Philly streets, the complex nature of addiction and how crime fiction can shine a light on difficult social issues. Elsewhere, our man with the spyglass, Paul Hirons, talks to the award-winning creator of the TV thriller Blood, Sophie Petzal.
     
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    • 38 min
    Richard Osman

    Richard Osman

    In this brand-new episode of A Stab In The Dark, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham talks to co-host of Pointless and host of House Of Games, Richard Osman, who discusses his debut crime novel, The Thursday Murder Club. Richard tells us about how he caught the crime bug, his crime inspirations and talks about taking his first steps into a new genre. Meanwhile, our man with the spyglass, Paul Hirons, tells us his top 10 book-to-film adaptations.
     
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    • 45 min
    Miss Scarlet And The Duke with Kate Phillips and Rachael New

    Miss Scarlet And The Duke with Kate Phillips and Rachael New

    In this brand-new episode of A Stab In The Dark, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham talks to actress Kate Phillips and writer Rachael New, the star and creator of Alibi's new Victorian crime drama, Miss Scarlet And The Duke. Kate and Rachael discuss with Mark the enduring appeal of the Victorian era when it comes to crime fiction and drama and explain why Eliza Scarlet is the female Sherlock Holmes. Our man with the spyglass, Paul Hirons, also talks to actor Waleed Zuaiter, star of the acclaimed Baghdad Central. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 34 min
    Traces Special - Amelia Bullmore, Laura Fraser and Val McDermid

    Traces Special - Amelia Bullmore, Laura Fraser and Val McDermid

    In this brand-new episode, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham talks to actress and screenwriter Amelia Bullmore about Alibi's stunning new original drama series, Traces. Throughout the episode, Amelia tells us about the inspiration for the show, and how she immersed herself into the world of forensic science. Elsewhere, our man with the spyglass, Paul Hirons, talks to one of the show's stars, Laura Fraser, and Mark chats to one of the most critically acclaimed crime writers in the world, Val McDermid, about her role in the show. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min

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