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Police drama with playwright Roy Williams

43 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 07 April 2014

Tom Sutcliffe looks at both the reality of police life and its portrayal. The playwright Roy Williams's latest drama is set in a police station in Kingston, Jamaica, revealing a world of corruption and intrigue. TV writer Sam Bain, of Peep Show fame, talks about Babylon, a drama which take a wry look at modern policing. The former police officer Christian Plowman explains what life was like undercover, and the criminologist Jennifer Brown looks back at the history of policing in the UK.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

  • Sam Bain

    Sam Bain is a comedy writer.


    Babylon will be out in the autumn on Channel 4.

  • Christian Plowman

    Christian Plowman is a former police officer.


    Crossing the Line: Losing Your Mind as an Undercover Cop is published by Mainstream Publishing.


    Christian Plowman

  • Jennifer Brown

    Professor Jennifer Brown is co-director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the LSE.


    Professor Jennifer Brown

  • Roy Williams

    Roy Williams is a playwright.


    Kingston 14 is on at the Theatre Royal Stratford East until Saturday 26 April.


Tom Sutcliffe
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Roy Williams
Interviewed Guest
Sam Bain
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Christian Plowman
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Jennifer Brown
Katy Hickman


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