For anyone who is a regular reader of this blog it’s no secret I am a huge fan of author Peter Robinson.  To my delight I recently read about a radio program where Peter will talk about his love of music, how he is inspired to write the DCI Banks’ novels and much more.


I have taken the liberty of quoting from this advertisement on BBC Radio:

“There’s a memorable line where Robinson says of his detective – “He did his best thinking when he was listening to music and drinking wine.” This, Robinson reveals, is autobiographical.

In Private Passions, Peter Robinson talks to Michael Berkeley about how music inspires his best thinking and writing, and why he’s on a mission to get all his readers listening to the music he loves. He even creates online playlists of the music his detective listens to – including some of the music he chooses in Private Passions. Choices include Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Wind, Beethoven’s String Quartet in C sharp minor, Takemitsu, Miles Davis, and one of Schubert’s last piano sonatas. Perhaps it’s no surprise that he’s drawn to last works – as a crime writer, his books begin with murder. Robinson confesses though that he regrets the increasing violence of the genre, and thinks the TV adaptations of his work go too far. And he reveals why Yorkshire is always the best place to hide a body.”

If you want to tune into this program or just check out other BBC programs click HERE

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