Tilted presents

Val McDermid
in session with
Fiona Lindsay



Broadcast live from Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Queen of Crime Val McDermid joins Fiona Lindsay in session to discuss 1979, the unmissable first thriller in her electrifying brand-new series. An era-defining masterpiece, this atmospheric heart-pounding novel is Val McDermid’s 35th novel and the start of her first new series in almost twenty years.

Offering an exclusive insight, Val will take Fiona on location to Glasgow, to the heart of the city which has provided the setting and a wealth of inspiration for 1979.  The live discussion will delve into what has moved Val to write her new series which introduces Allie Burns, an unforgettable protagonist, and she will read some of her favourite passages from the book aloud.  There will also be an opportunity to ask Val your questions about her incredible career, her creative processes, and her advice on what makes a truly gripping thriller.

Fiona Lindsay creates, curates and presents unique entertainment content for theatres, broadcast, digital and film. Recent original work for BBC Radio 4 includes Pick of the Week shows, In the Studio, The Half with Steve Davis and Craige Els, Creative Forces with Dawn French and Juliet Stevenson, Breaking Bard, Dexter and Dodd with Ken Dodd and Colin Dexter and Theatre Lives for Digital Theatre with Julie Walters, Adrian Lester, Michael Grandage, Imelda Staunton and Juliet Stevenson.

She has hosted some of the country’s leading performers and entertainers in conversation events. With a specialism in theatre and entertainment Fiona works across a variety of forms and with an eclectic mix of guests. She is a talented performer, interviewer and writer who demonstrates a rare mix of charm and gentle provocation.




£27 | Signed hardback copy of ‘1979’ and ticket to Val McDermid in session with Fiona Lindsay
Val McDermid in session with Fiona Lindsay, broadcast live from Newcastle Theatre Royal, with signed hardback copy of ‘1979’ RRP £20, incl. £3 P&P

£7 | Val McDermid in session with Fiona Lindsay online stream ticket only
Val McDermid in session with Fiona Lindsay broadcast live from Newcastle Theatre Royal.

£23 | Signed hardback book: Val McDermid ‘1979’ (Book only)
A signed copy of Val McDermid’s brand new hardback book ‘1979’. £20 plus £3 postage & packaging UK ONLY


This event is being streamed as live and cannot be paused or watched again once finished. The virtual doors will open one hour prior to stated start time. All performance times stated are in British Summer Time (BST). No refunds or exchanges available unless this event is cancelled.

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