David Ashton

McLevy The Collected Editions: Series 11 & 12
  • McLevy The Collected Editions: Series 11 & 12

    • David Ashton

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    Nine episodes of the popular BBC Radio 4 Victorian detective drama starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond – including a remake of the original pilot episode, Meet James McLevy.

    Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland’s first policemen, this gripping series sees James McLevy prowling the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland and Lieutenant Roach.

    A Price to Pay: The mild-mannered wife of a town councillor admits to murdering her husband.
    The Seventh Veil: An exotic dancer arrives in town, and Jean Brash pays some old debts.
    The Night Walker: A lodger dies in his room, and McLevy finds a woman unconscious in the street.
    The Devil Makes a Move: McLevy protects a young woman, and Jean Brash’s life is in danger.
    Meet James McLevy: How it all began – McLevy investigates when a bank manager is found dead.
    A Matter of Balance: A high-wire circus artiste receives a death threat.
    A Man of Honour: Mullholland is challenged to a duel, and McLevy is out of favour with Jean Brash.
    He Who Waits: The grand opening of the new Leith docks attracts bigwigs – and saboteurs.
    The Last Goodbye: After the opening of the docks, nothing will ever be the same again for McLevy.

    Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond star as Inspector McLevy and Jean Brash, with Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland and David Ashton as Lieutenant Roach. Duration: 7 hours approx.

David Ashton is a Scottish actor and writer. Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, 1964–67, he has acted in a wide variety of film, television, theatre and radio roles. He has also developed a parallel career as a writer of fiction, film and television screenplays and plays for theatre and radio. His radio play The Old Ladies at the Zoo, which starred Peggy Mount and Liz Smith, won the Radio Times Drama Award in 1985. [source: Wikipedia]