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Crime Writers


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Six programmes telling the story of crime fiction from Poe to the present.
1: The Great Detective
Commentary by JULIAN SYMONS with Lord Gore Booth and an archival interview with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
How the omniscient detective was invented by Edgar Allan Poe ; how he was epitomised by Conan Doyle in Sherlock Holmes ; and how E. W. Hornung created his antithesis in Raffles, the super-criminal. with Jeremy Clyde
Michael Cochrane and Alex Davi *n
Book (same title), £5.35 (hardback). £3.25 (paperback), from bookshops


Commentary By: Julian Symons
Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Conan Doyle
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: E. W. Hornung
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Michael Cochrane
Unknown: Alex Davi
Producer: Bernard Adams

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