McLevy The Collected Editions: Series 5 & 6

McLevy The Collected Editions: Series 5 & 6

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Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series.

Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian Inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.

To Keep Him Honest: With big bets on a champion boxing match, the local crooks keep McLevy busy.

Picture of Innocence: A high court judge is dead, and suspicion falls on his wife.

The Chosen One: 'The Princess of the Occult' is a sell-out success, but McLevy thinks she's a fraud.

The Reckoning: As Jean prepares for a wedding, death stalks McLevy.

A Bolt from the Blue: A corpse is found floating in Leith docks.

End of the Line: Two ladies discover the body of a drunken Italian aristocrat at Waverley station.

Jack O'Diamonds: Jean Brash plans revenge on a sadistic client, but he is not a man to cross lightly.

Queen Of Spades: Jean's battle with Caleb Grant has heartbreaking consequences.

Written by David Ashton, these atmospheric radio dramas co-star Siobhan Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.Duration: 6 hours approx.


  • It was consistently above the run of any mill. You could smell the fish, the whores and the cordite. This was everything afternoon radio was invented for.
    Euan Ferguson, The Guardian

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David Ashton

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