Tartan Noir [documentary]

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Ian Rankin has nearly 50,000 followers on Twitter, William McIlvanney doesn't own a computer and writes in longhand but he started this phenomenal writing goldmine with Laidlaw...

In the first of her three part examination of Scottish crime writing, Edi Stark talks to international bestsellers Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Stuart McBride, Christopher Brookmyre and the godfather of them all, McIlvanney. This episode looks at how this phenomenal success began and what it's like to make up gore and crime for a living.

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Edi Stark examines Scottish crime writing in the first of a three-part series.

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Edi Stark continues her examination Scottish crime writing.

In the second of this fascinating three part series exploring the phenomenal success of Scottish crime fiction, Edi Stark finds out about some of the most popular flawed detectives and delves into the background and minds of those who create them. Features William McIlvanney, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Christopher Brookmyre and Stuart Macbride.

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In the last of the series exploring the phenomenal success of Scottish crime fiction, our most popular crime writers reveal their approach to telling a story, explain the importance of place and give their prediction for their posterity as writers. Features William McIlvanney, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Christopher Brookmyre and Stuart Macbride.