The week in audio: Death of a Code Breaker; A History of the World in Spy Objects; Legacy; Disability and the Adult Industry; The Essay– review

Radio Wales investigates the death of GCHQ’s Gareth Williams; Alice Loxton uncovers snippets of spy lore; and first-time producers deliver BBC radio gold

Death of a Code Breaker (MIM for Radio Wales) | BBC Sounds
A History of the World in Spy Objects | Spyscape
Legacy | Wondery and Goalhanger
File on 4: Disability and the Adult Industry | Radio 4
The Essay | Radio 3

Death of a Code Breaker has all the ingredients of a locked door mystery – the howdunnit as opposed to the whodunnit, though that’s also a big question – but sadly it’s a real-life story. In August 2010, the naked body of an MI6 code breaker, Gareth Williams, was found zipped inside a sports bag in the bath of his Pimlico flat. The shower curtain was drawn, the light was off, the bathroom door was shut and the heating in the flat was turned up to full, even though it was summer. A locked door mystery indeed.

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