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The dangers of crime writing

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Why is TV crime drama so popular? PD James is famous for her crime novels and a number have been successfully adapted for TV and was keen to explore why we love it.

Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair and the best selling crime writer Lynda La Plante, discuss why viewers never seem to tire of watching fictional police detectives at work.

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