200th episode: Anthony Horowitz

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For the 200th episode, Anthony Horowitz discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known.

Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media. Anthony is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism.  Anthony has written over 50 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which is estimated to have sold 21 million copies worldwide.

Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults and was commissioned to write two new Sherlock Holmes novels The House of Silk and Moriarty. He was commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write continuation novels for James Bond with Trigger Mortis and Forever and A Day, published in 2015 and 2018 respectively.  A third novel in the series is to be published in 2022.

Anthony’s award-winning novel Magpie Murders was released in October 2016 to critical acclaim and has just been filmed with Lesley Manville in the lead role. The sequel – Moonflower Murders – is optioned to follow. His new series featuring Detective Hawthorne and a sidekick called Anthony Horowitz has three books so far: The Word is Murder, The Sentence is Death and A Line to Kill. Anthony has just started work on a fourth: Close to Death.

Anthony is responsible for creating and writing some of the UK’s most beloved and successful television series including Midsomer Murders and he is the writer and creator of award-winning drama series Foyle’s War, which was the Winner of the Lew Grade Audience award for BAFTA.

1. Paul Spooner https://cabaret.co.uk/artists/paul-spooner/

2. Miliaris Taverna https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g6765453-d6856813-Reviews-Miliaras-Latsida_Lasithi_Prefecture_Crete.html

3. The novels of Ian Fleming https://lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v24/n17/john-lanchester/bond-in-torment

4. Ollantaytambo https://www.lonelyplanet.com/peru/cuzco-and-the-sacred-valley/ollantaytambo

5. Special Operations Executive https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/SOE#

6. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T http://www.cineoutsider.com/reviews/bluray/f/5000_fingers_of_dr_t_br.html

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