Jacques Futrelle

The Rivals: Tales of Sherlock Holmes’ rival detectives
  • The Rivals: Tales of Sherlock Holmes’ rival detectives

    • Robert Barr

    • Edgar Allan Poe

    • Julius Chambers

    • R. Austin Freeman

    • Arthur B Reeve

    • Matthias McDonnel Bodkin

    • Jacques Futrelle

    • Arthur Morrison

    • Ernest Bramah

    • Louisa Pirkis

    • Anna Katherine Green

    • Tim Piggott-Smith (Read by)

    • John Sessions (Read by)

    • Andrew Scott (Read by)

    • Tim McInnerny (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Honeysuckle Weeks (Read by)

    • Paul Rhys (Read by)

    • James Fleet (Read by)

    • Anton Lesser (Read by)

    • Marcia Warren (Read by)

    The complete collection of all 16 episodes from this gripping BBC Radio crime series

    Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, introducing sixteen tales of detectives whose abilities rival that of the great Sherlock Holmes.

    Starring James Fleet (Series 1, 3 and 4) and Tim Piggott-Smith (Series 2) as Lestrade, with casts featuring Andrew Scott, Paul Rhys, Anton Lesser, Honeysuckle Weeks, Rupert Vansittart, John Sessions, Marcia Warren and Tim McInnerny.

    Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald, these stories are written by masters of the crime and thriller genre, all contemporaries of Arthur Conan Doyle.

    They include:
    The Murders on the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
    The Problem of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle
    Murder By Proxy by Matthias McDonnel Bodkin
    The Mystery of Redstone Manor by Catherine Louisa Pirkis
    The Problem of the Superfluous Finger by Jacques Futrelle
    The Clue of the Silver Spoons by Robert Barr
    The Intangible Clue by Anna Katharine Green
    The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah
    The Kinght's Cross Signal Problem by Ernest Bramah
    A Snapshot by Matthias McDonnel Bodkin
    Seven, Seven, Seven - City by Julius Chambers
    The Moabite Cipher - by R Austin Freeman
    The Clairvoyants - by Arthur B Reeve
    The Stanway Cameo Mystery - Arthur Morrison
    The Secret of Dunstan's Tower - Ernest Bramah
    The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread - Jacques Futrelle

    Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko (Series 1) and Liz Webb (Series 2, 3, 4)


    (c) BBC Studios Distribution Ltd 2021
    (p) BBC Studios Distribution Ltd 2021

Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) was an American short story writer and poet. His stories were influential in both the detective novel and gothic novel genres. Among his most famous stories are The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum and The Fall of the House of Usher. Jacques Heath Futrelle (1875 – 1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, also known as "The Thinking Machine" for his application of logic to any and all situations. Futrelle died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

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