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The Radio 2 Book Club with Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham joins Jo for the latest edition of the Radio 2 Book Club to discuss Cry Baby.

Mark Billingham joins Jo for the latest edition of the Radio 2 Book Club to discuss Cry Baby.

It's 1996. Detective Sergeant Tom Thorne is a haunted man. Haunted by the moment he ignored his instinct about a suspect, by the horrific crime that followed and by the memories that come day and night, in sunshine and shadow.

So when seven-year-old Kieron Coyne goes missing while playing in the woods with his best friend, Thorne vows he will not make the same mistake again. Cannot.

The solitary witness. The strange neighbour. The friendly teacher. All are in Thorne's sights. This case will be the making of him . . . or the breaking.

A bestselling British crime author, Mark Billingham was born in Birmingham and worked as an actor (his roles including playing the role of Gary in the cult hit children’s television series Maid Marion and Her Merry Men), TV writer and stand-up comedian before publishing his first novel Sleepyhead in 2001. The novel launched a successful series featuring the London detective Tom Thorne, going on to inspire an acclaimed television run for Sky One featuring David Morrissey and a BBC adaptation. Billingham is also the author of the standalone novels In The Dark, Rush Of Blood and Die Of Shame.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Mon 27 Jul 2020 19:00

Music Played

  • Blackstreet

    No Diggity (feat. Dr. Dre & Queen Pen)

  • Kylie Minogue

    Say Something

    • DISCO.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd..
  • Vampire Weekend


    • Vampire Weekend.
    • Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
    • 3.
  • Jamie Cullum

    Don't Give Up On Me

  • Will Butler


  • Taylor Swift

    exile ( ) (feat. Bon Iver)

  • Jackson Sisters

    I Believe In Miracles

    • 100% Pure Groove (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • The Lathums

    All My Life

    • Island Records.
  • Janis Joplin

    Cry Baby

    • CBS.
  • Jack Garratt


    • Circles.
    • Island Records.
    • 1.
  • The White Stripes

    Hotel Yorba

    • XL.
  • The Avalanches, Jamie xx & Neneh Cherry

    Wherever You Go

  • Eagles

    Take It to the Limit

    • The Best Of Eagles.
    • Asylum.
  • Another Sky

    All Ends

  • Primal Scream

    Don't Fight It Feel It

    • Creation Records ‎.
  • Grace Carter

    Blame (feat. Jacob Banks)

  • Tyler, the Creator


  • Gil Scott‐Heron

    Lady Day And John Coltrane

    • Global Television.
  • The Chicks

    March March

  • Nico

    These Days

  • Arlo Parks

    Black Dog

    • Transgressive Records.
  • Fleetwood Mac


    • 50 Years - Don't Stop.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 004.


  • Mon 27 Jul 2020 19:00