Due for release 1st March 2018

George Cragge: In the Red & other mysteries

Four BBC Radio 4 dramas

Mark Tavener, Barry Foster (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Hugh Laurie (Read by), John Bird (Read by), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Read by), Michael Williams (Read by), Peter Serafinowicz (Read by), Rebecca Front (Read by), Richard Griffiths (Read by), Stephen Fry (Read by)

A collection of four blackly humorous crime mysteries featuring the fictional BBC Radio crime correspondent, George Cragge.

Adapted from the novel by Mark Tavener, In the Red sees the anarchic George Cragge investigate a spree of bizarre murders in the world of City finance, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC.

The sequel, In the Balance, features George Cragge kicking off a murder trail during the FIFA World Cup at Wembley Stadium. And with Europe becoming a hot potato, can the Prime Minister hold onto his job?

In the Chair follows the maverick hack as he looks into a series of murders of dentists linked to New Labour policy.

The final drama, In the End, sees George Cragge investigating a series of murders of journalists.

These four comedy thrillers star Michael Williams as George Cragge with Barry Foster as Police Supertintendant Frank Jefferson. The star casts also include Stephen Fry, John Bird, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Peter Serafinowicz, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Front and Richard Griffiths.


In the Red
Michael Williams......George Cragge
Barry Foster......Frank Jefferson
Stephen Moore......Geoffrey Crichton-Potter
Julian Rhind-Tutt......Henry
Peter Serafinowicz......Andrew James
Stephen Fry......Controller Radio 2 (Charles Prentiss)
John Bird......Controller Radio 4 (Martin McCabe)
Other parts played by Paul Shearer, Tim Hope, Benjamin Whitrow, Peter Woodthorpe, Nicholas Le Prevost, Ian McNiece, Victoria Carling, Alice Arnold, Jeffrey Holland, Susie Brand.
Produced by Paul Schlesinger

In the Balance
Michael Williams......George Cragge
Barry Foster......Frank Jefferson
Jeremy Clyde......Prime Minister
Robert Bathurst......Crispin Trent
Other parts played by Tracy Ann Oberman, Jim Carter, Geoffrey Whitehead, Peter Woodthorpe, Susie Brann, Christian Rodska, Keith Wickham, Ioan Meredith, Chris Pavlo, Shirley Dixon, Dave Lamb, Joanna Monro, Alex Lowe, Christopher Scott, Alice Arnold, Sean Baker, Stephen Thorne, Charlotte Green.
Produced by Paul Schlesinger.

In the Chair
Michael Williams......George Cragge
Barry Foster......Frank Jefferson
Hugh Laurie......Prime Minister
Richard Griffiths......Crichton-Potter
Stephen Fry......Charles Prentiss
John Bird......Martin McCabe
Rebecca Front......Marcia Mallon
Kenneth Cranham......Jim Harie
Geoffrey Whitehead......Director of Personnel
Other parts played by Simon Greenhall, Jonathan Keeble, Susie Brann, Peter Woodthorpe, Brian Parr, Henrietta Garden, Darren Boyd, Ryan Parr, Harriet Cass.
Produced by Paul Schlesinger.

In the End
Michael Williams......George Cragge
Barry Foster......Frank Jefferson
Jonathan Coy......Prime Minister
Stephen Fry......Charles Prentiss
John Bird......Martin McCabe
Anton Rodgers......Crichton-Potter
Rebecca Front......Marcia Mallon
Jessica Oyelowo......Maria
Other parts played by Simon Greenhall, Peter Woodthorpe, Hugh Parker, Neil McCaul, Chris Pavlo, Beth Chalmer, Harry Towd, Phil Cornwell, Michael Fenton-Stevens, David Holt, Harriet Cass.
Produced by Paul Schlesinger and Dawn Ellis.

  • BBC Digital Audio
  • Published 1st March 2018
  • 692 Minutes
  • £11.00