The A-Z Of Crime

Thursday, 6 October 2011, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

The A to Z of Crime: UVWXYZ: 

Ahead of the 2011 Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards in October, Marcus Brigstocke narrates the last in a new six-part series going behind the scenes of the most popular crime dramas on TV in a quest to find out what makes these fictional heroes and villains tick. 

As it celebrates the most exciting and memorable moments in crime thriller entertainment, the programme delves into the minds of the creators of these shows and uncovers the secrets of a good plot and what it takes to craft a satisfying conclusion. 

This is a comprehensive exploration of favourites like Inspector Morse, Miss Marple, Frost and Foyle, taking a journey from the villages of Midsomer to the gritty realism of Taggart’s Glasgow. 

The final episode takes viewers through the alphabet from U to Z, and it includes contributions from actors Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox and Stephen Tompkinson as well as writers Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, Ann Cleeves and Denise Mina. 

There is also a recap of all the authors nominated to win this year’s People’s Bestseller Dagger Award. 

Viewers have the opportunity to vote for their favourite author at

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