Kate Summerscale and Lydia Syson in conversation with biographer and novelist Professor David Nokes discussing ideas raised by their recent books The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (Samuel Johnson Prize winner 2008) and Doctor of Love:
Dr James Graham and his Celestial Bed.
From time to time, an event or a personality seizes the public imagination. Mid-Victorian Britain was gripped by the first country house murder mystery - the Road Hill case, solved by pioneering detective Mr Whicher.
In the eighteenth century, the electrifying Dr Graham, the nation's first sex therapist, became a national celebrity.
Kate Summerscale and Lydia Syson discuss the process of resurrecting a cultural moment.