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PD James by Val McDermid

Episode 9 of 9

Val McDermid, who knew and loved the writer PD James, who died in November 2014, discusses her life with the help of James's friend the literary critic Peter Kemp.

Val McDermid thinks crime writing is most definitely a suitable job for a woman. She believes women are good at observing the minutiae of life and incorporating them into clue development. Despite writing a book entitled 'An Unsuitable Job For A Woman', PD James evidently thought the same. Val McDermid -who knew and loved the writer who died last November - discusses her life with the help of James' friend, the literary critic Peter Kemp.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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Fri 5 Jun 2015 23:00

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Presenter Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest Peter Kemp
Producer Maggie Ayre

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