Alastair Jessiman

Boxer and Doberman: The Complete Series 1 and 2
  • Boxer and Doberman: The Complete Series 1 and 2

    • Alastair Jessiman

    • Anita Vettesse (Read by)

    • Ann Scott Jones (Read by)

    • Carol Ann Crawford (Read by)

    • Crawford Logan (Read by)

    • Finlay Welsh (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • James Bryce (Read by)

    • James MacPherson (Read by)

    • Monica Gibb (Read by)

    • Ralph Riach (Read by)

    • Steven McNicoll (Read by)

    All six episodes of the gloriously gritty comedy crime drama

    Taggart meets A Touch of Cloth in this parody police procedural featuring DI Bob Boxer and his sidekick DC Shona Doberman. They're an unlikely couple of cops - he's grizzled, old-school and wears a cardigan; she's young, instinctive and wields a Blackberry. But together they tackle cases so tough, they'd make Frost flinch and Rebus run away...

    In Headless in Glasgow, a serial killer is targeting academics - can the duo track down the multiple murderer? The Killings in Kirkibrae sees them probing a link between some gruesome murders in Glasgow and some nasty deaths in an idyllic Highlands village. In The Big Cheese, Boxer falls into the clutches of a sadistic old enemy who exploits one of his deepest childhood terrors. Could a good cop really go bad? And in The Seat of Evil, Boxer and Doberman delve into a celebrity killing spree, as the plot thickens like fog on the Clyde.

    Murder is Child's Play finds two rival crime bosses competing for a coveted children's book award. With Glasgow campaigning to win 'European City of Kindness', can our detective duo prevent gang warfare? Finally, in The Black Widow, when Boxer and Doberman are called to investigate the brutal slaying of a popular Scottish actor, they become entangled (as you do) in a web of intrigue - one that gets even stickier when Boxer falls for the victim's seductive widow...

    Written by Alastair Jessiman, this sparkling send-up of the dour detective genre stars Finlay Welsh as Bob Boxer and Anita Vettesse as Shona Doberman, with James Bryce as DCI Paton.

    WARNING: this recording contains strong language

    Production credits
    Written by Alastair Jessiman
    Produced and directed by David Jackson Young
    BA: Carrie Gibbons
    Content Assistant: Patricia Hitchcock
    Studio Managers: Gregor Graham, Mic Calder, Ross Blackmore, Malcolm Torrie and Heather Andrews

    Starring Finlay Welsh as DI Bob Boxer, Anita Vettesse as DC Shona Doberman and James Bryce as DCI Paton

    Headless in Glasgow
    With Ralph Riach and Ann Scott-Jones

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 23 March 2009

    The Killings in Kirkibrae
    With Sheila Donald, Carol Ann Crawford and Crawford Logan

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 24 March 2009

    The Big Cheese
    With Steven McNicoll, Eileen McCallum and Crawford Logan

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 25 March 2009

    The Seat of Evil
    With Steven McNicoll, Crawford Logan and Monica Gibb

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 26 March 2009

    Murder is Child's Play
    Butcher Brawley - James Bryce
    Rosa Caputo - Ann Scott Jones
    "The Shadow" - Cameron McNee
    Joe Macnamarra - Alastair Jessiman

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 6 December 2010

    The Black Widow
    Marion Swann - Juliet Cadzow
    Mackenzie Baxter - Sean Scanlan
    Joe Macnamarra - Alastair Jessiman
    With James MacPherson

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 7 December 2010

Alastair Jessiman's radio plays include the acclaimed The Sensitive series for BBC Radio 4 (about psychic Thomas Soutar, who uses his gifts to help the police solve difficult cases) and the BBC Radio 7 4-part comedy drama series Boxer and Doberman. He is also the author of The Clumsy Ghost, a comedy ghost story for children, and two books on Buddhism, Solitude in Loneliness and Meaning in Life, written under the name Sarvananda.

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