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Bridget Lawless on BBC Radio 4 Front Row

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Front Row



Mike Bartlett on Trauma, Cornelia Parker, Val McDermid

Mike Bartlett, the writer of Doctor Foster and Charles III, on his new three-part TV drama Trauma, in which Adrian Lester stars as a surgeon accused of negligence by a patient’s father, played by John Simm.

Last week a new prize was launched for thriller novels that do not include any violence against women. Since that announcement the Staunch Book Prize has been both lauded as much needed, and criticised for being censorial. We discuss the prize with its founder Bridget Lawless and crime-writer Val McDermid.

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  • Staunch Book Prize


Cornelia Parker was the official artist for the 2017 election. As her resulting work goes on display in the Palace of Westminster, she discusses her approach and the challenges she faced in maintaining impartiality.

Presenter Samira Ahmed
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