SRSLY #39: The A Word, Crocodile on the Sandbank, Luther

On the pop culture podcast this week: BBC drama The A Word, the first novel in Barbara Mertz’ Amelia Peabody series and crime drama Luther.

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The Links

(05:40) The A Word

The A Word on iPlayer.

A glimpse of the Israel show, Yellow Peppers, that this programme is based on.


(13:10) Crocodile on the Sandbank

A summary of the book.

The official website for Amelia Peabody.

(24:00) Luther

A summary of the Alice-Luther dynamic.

A nice interview with Idris Elba about the character of John Luther.

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