Books 12 April 2016 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. BBC Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up This is SRSLY, the pop culture podcast from the New Statesman. Here, you can find links to all the things we talk about in the show as well as a bit more detail about who we are and where else you can find us online. Listen to our new episode now: ...or subscribe in iTunes. We’re also on Stitcher, RSS and SoundCloud – but if you use a podcast app that we’re not appearing in, let us know. SRSLY is hosted by Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz, the NS’s web editor and editorial assistant. We’re on Twitter as @c_crampton and @annaleszkie, where between us we post a heady mixture of Serious Journalism, excellent gifs and regularly ask questions J K Rowling needs to answer. 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. Next week: Anna is playing Monument Valley. If you’d like to talk to us about the podcast or make a suggestion for something we should read or cover, you can email srslypod[at]gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter @srslypod, or send us your thoughts on tumblr here. If you like the podcast, we’d love you to leave a review on iTunes - this helps other people come across it. We love reading out your emails. If you have thoughts you want to share on anything we’ve discussed, or questions you want to ask us, please email us on srslypod[at]gmail.com, or @ us on Twitter @srslypod, or get in touch via tumblr here. We also have Facebook now. Our theme music is “Guatemala - Panama March” (by Heftone Banjo Orchestra), licensed under Creative Commons. See you next week! PS If you missed #38, check it out here. › Ethereum: the competitor to Bitcoin which could transform entire industries Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!