HOOD RAT, Gavin Knight’s reports from the frontline of Glasgow's ganglands, has been chosen as this week’s BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Click here to listen to the first of 4 serialised readings that will be broadcast over the week to come.
Charlie Cumming’s latest spy-thriller,THE TRINITY SIX, has been longlisted for the 2011 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. Described by the panel as 'an intriguing concept, elegantly and deftly written’, THE TRINITY SIX is one of eight novels in contention for the prize, announced at the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate last week.
As Atlantis, touches down in Kennedy Space Centre, marking the end of NASA’s STS program, and the end of an era in manned space travel, Kevin Fong presents ‘Space Shuttle: The last Mission’, the accompanying BBC documentary that ventures behind the scenes of human space exploration. Click here to watch on BBC iplayer, or catch it again on BBC 2, Thursday night at 7pm.
Click here for a first look at the trailer for Aardman’s film adaptation of the brilliant Pirates! books, by Gideon Defoe. Released in March 2012, this will be Aardman’s first stop-motion film since Wallace and Gromit and is all set to be a swashbuckling smash-hit.