A new podcast for fans of crime novels and TV dramas has been launched by the firm behind the Alibi TV channel.
Available via iTunes and published by UKTV, the six-part A Stab In The Dark features discussions between award-winning crime novelist Mark Billingham and some of the biggest names from the genre.
In the first episode Billingham is joined by legendary crime writer Val McDermid plus Managing Director of Euston Films and former BBC Head Of Drama, Kate Harwood.
Other guests confirmed for the series include David Morrissey, Ann Cleeves, Michael Connelly, Erin Kelly and Lee Child.
Mark Billingham said: “Arguably, this is a Golden Age for crime stories in all their forms and I could not be more thrilled to host A Stab In The Dark, which will see me casting a forensic eye across this dynamic and entertaining genre, interrogating some of its best known practitioners and highlighting those who are guilty of bringing brilliant crime stories to viewers’ TVs and bookshelves.
“I hope that those who love crime drama – both on page and on-screen – will tune in for what I know will be some criminally entertaining discussions.”
Producer Paul Hirons added: “We’re absolutely delighted that someone of Mark’s standing is hosting A Stab In The Dark and, along with his guests, he does a fantastic job of exploring a genre that has always been so popular.
“Here at UKTV our mission is to give viewers more of what they love, and by producing this podcast we’re adding real value to our already impressive slate of crime drama that plays out on our channels Alibi, Drama and W.”