Magazine arts show. Is fiction the best way to access the truth? Val McDermid explores the relationship between fiction, video games and crime documentary.
Is fiction the best way to access the truth? Award-winning Scottish crime writer Val McDermid explores the relationship between fiction, video games and real-life crime documentary. She talks to Ken MacLeod and Richard K Morgan, whose science fiction novels offer a commentary on current political events. She meets Malath Abbas, the designer of Killbox, a new game about the ethics of drone warfare, and Lucas Pope, whose Bafta-winning Papers Please examines the moral and political decisions faced by an immigration officer. McDermid discusses the importance and the pitfalls of covering real-life crime with veteran documentary maker and criminologist Roger Graef.
|Series Producer||Matthew Springford|
|Interviewed Guest||Ken MacLeod|
|Interviewed Guest||Richard K Morgan|
|Interviewed Guest||Malath Abbas|
|Interviewed Guest||Lucas Pope|
|Interviewed Guest||Roger Graef|