Simon Farquhar is a writer and broadcaster. His plays include Rainbow Kiss (Royal Court Theatre), Dream Me A Winter (Old Vic and Wireless Theatre Company), Wassail Play (Theatre Royal, Dumfries) and Candy Floss Kisses and Elevenses with Twiggy on BBC Radio 4, for whom he also wrote and presented the documentary A Sympathetic Eye as part of the series Archive on 4. His book A Dangerous Place was published in 2016, and was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non-Fiction. He writes regularly for The Independent, The Guardian and The Times. His book Play for Today: The First Year 1970-71, the story of the origins of the defining drama anthology of the Seventies, was published in 2021. His latest book, A Desperate Business: The Murder of Muriel McKay, was published in October 2022.