Ian McMillan

The Blackburn Files: The Complete Series 1-3
  • The Blackburn Files: The Complete Series 1-3

  • Can redundant pitman turned discrete private investigator Steven J Blackburn, along with his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey solve the cases which land on their desks?

    In series 1 Steven and Tracey face mysterious parcels, suspected affairs, long-lost brothers, stolen scripts, Hungarian exiles. In series 2 the pair return and have to pit their wits against sculpture thieves, ransom demands, long-lost spouses, and what seems to look like their final case ever....

    In the third series Steven and Tracey encounter the murkey world of flowers, fraud striking a pub quiz, the theft of a ventriloquist dummy's theft at a home for retired theatricals, and tracking down a missing person which turns into a far more complicated case than expected.

    Starring Fine Time Fontayne as Steven J Blackburn and Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan.
    Produced by Dave Sheasby

RELEASED 19/12/2019

Ian McMillan was born in 1956 in Darfield, a village near Barnsley, where he still lives. He always wanted to be a writer but all the books he got out of the library were written by people who lived in Surrey, not the Yorkshire Coalfield. He attended North Staffordshire Polytechnic, was a drummer in Barnsley’s first folk-rock band and worked in a tennis ball factory before finally becoming a writer. He’s been poet in residence at Barnsley Football Club, Northern Spirit Trains and Humberside Police. He’s written comedy for radio and plays for the stage. He currently presents The Verb, Radio 3’s Cabaret of The Word, and has also worked extensively for Radios 1,2,4 and Five Live as well as for Yorkshire Television and BBC2’s Newsnight Review. He’s worked in schools, theatres, arts centres, fields and front rooms.