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198B01A Literary Sensation1998062919990705

Five programmes in which Gold Dagger Award-winning crime writer Ian Rankin investigates the strange history of the police officer in crime fiction.

1: `A Literary Sensation'.

The beginning of the 19th century saw the establishment of truly professional police forces in Europe.

198B02A Fair Cop1998070119990707

Five programmes in which Gold Dagger Award-winning crime writer Ian Rankin investigates the strange history of the police officer in crime fiction.

2: `A Fair Cop'.

After the Second World War, a new mood of realism swept the crime fiction reading public.

198B02The Not-so-golden Age1998063019990706

Five programmes in which Gold Dagger Award-winning crime writer Ian Rankin investigates the strange history of the police officer in crime fiction.

2: `The Not-So-Golden Age'.

The 1920s and 30s are often referred to as crime writing's `Golden Age'.

For the police detective, however, these were lean times.

198B04Watching The Detectives1998070219990708

Five programmes in which Gold Dagger Award-winning crime writer Ian Rankin investigates the strange history of the police officer in crime fiction.

4: `Watching the Detectives'.

Why does television find police dramas so appealing?

198B05The Final Chapter?1998070319990709

Five programmes in which Gold Dagger Award-winning crime writer Ian Rankin investigates the strange history of the police officer in crime fiction.

`The Final Chapter?' What is the future for the police detective in crime writing? Final part.