Best-selling crime writer, and former stand-up comedian, Mark Billingham sets out to detect clues in the archives from his favourite crime writers: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, PD James and Henning Mankell. Clues that help him discover why their sleuthing creations - Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Philip Marlowe, Adam Dalgliesh and Kurt Wallander - are so enduring.
And listen out, as Mark unmasks a hidden detecting gem rescued from the late 1980s...
Produced for 4 Extra by Peter McHugh
The bestselling crime writer detects his favourite radio sleuthing stars.