The Crime Readers' Association

Behind the Scenes of Crime in 1987 – the CWA on BBC Radio 4!

14th July 2023

In 1987 longstanding CWA member Joan Lock, who had already written and presented several plays and programmes for Radio 4, made a documentary about the CWA featuring many crime-writing luminaries of the time; Simon Brett, PD James, Ruth Rendell, Colin Dexter, and others.

Earlier this year, Joan made us aware of this show due to an old recording she had. We alerted the BBC and they’ve dusted it off from their own archives and broadcast it on Radio 4 Extra.

You can listen to it now at the BBC Sounds show page here.

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