Mark Lawson talks to the creators of police sleuths Adam Dalgliesh and Reginald Wexford: PD James and Ruth Rendell.
PD James's Adam Dalgliesh and Ruth Rendell's Reginald Wexford first appeared in novels written in 1962 and 1964.
Mark Lawson continues his series about the way crime fiction has depicted modern European history by looking at the shifts in UK society they have encountered from rural racism and road rage to fears about changes in the Church of England and the rise of an environmental movement.
Producer: Robyn Read
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.
Catch an extended interview with PD James on the Front Row Crime Writers' Archive.