Recorded live at HIF’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
Star of TV’s Pointless, Richard Osman is an avid crime reader and September 2020 will see the release of his debut crime novel. In this light-hearted, late-night event, he teams up with bestsellers Martyn Waites, Laura Lippman and Mark Billingham to discuss the tics, tropes and tiresome clichés of crime fiction that really cheese them off. What will end up consigned to their criminal Room 101? Will it be mysteries solved by cats? Overly fiendish serial killers? Belgian detectives with ridiculous moustaches? Surely not!
Richard and his guests will each take a good, hard look at the things that get on their nerves as well as talking on topics that have particularly annoyed members of the audience. If there’s one thing better than a panel of experts, it’s a panel of experts who are also highly opinionated and extremely gobby, so whether you agree with them or not, you can expect a full-on exchange of verbal fisticuffs and plenty of laughs.
Richard Osman’s Room 101 Of Crime was recorded live at Harrogate International Festivals’ Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in July 2018.
Podcast music by Joseph McDade.