Policing: Fact and Fiction

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Matthew Sweet explores the idea of the police with the playwright Roy Williams, the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, Sara Thornton, the historian Kate Colquhoun and the film maker and criminologist Roger Graef.

How do we think of the police; what are they for and who do they serve? Do the police have a moral and social duty as well as a legal one?

Roy Williams' play Kingston 14, starring Goldie, runs at Theatre Royal Stratford East from March 28th - April 26th

Roger Graef is visiting professor at the Mannheim Centre for Criminology

Kate Colquhoun's latest book Did She Kill Him? looks at the 1889 case of Florence Maybrick who was tried for murdering her husband.

Sara Thornton is the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police.

Producer: Natalie Steed.

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45 minutes

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Tue 1 Apr 2014 22:00

Kingston 14

Kingston 14

Kingston 14 runs at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 3 April to 26 April 2014.


Photos: Above Goldie in Kingston 14. Right: Charles Venn and Gamba Cole.  Both by Robert Day.

Did She Kill Him?

Did She Kill Him?

Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian tale of deception, adultery and arsenic by Kate Colquhoun is available now in paperback, hardback and e-book.


Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Sweet
Interviewed GuestRoy Williams
Interviewed GuestSara Thornton
Interviewed GuestKate Colquhoun
Interviewed GuestRoger Graef
ProducerNatalie Steed

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