Isaac Newton: Master of the Mint & Nemesis

Isaac Newton: Master of the Mint & Nemesis

Two BBC Radio full-cast crime dramas


Counterfeiters, spies, murderers... and Isaac Newton must use his brilliant mind to defeat them all in this pair of full-cast historical crime dramas

In Master of the Mint, a new figure of justice is walking the streets of 17th-century London - Isaac Newton, scientific genius. After thirty years as a Cambridge academic, Newton takes up a new post at the Royal Mint in the Tower of London. But the work doesn't stay peaceful: soon he finds himself asking questions within drinking dens of ill-repute, in pursuit of a notorious counterfeiting gang. Can he stop their plans to set off a financial crash that will bring down the Government?

In Nemesis, Isaac Newton must contend not only with opponents to his currency plans, but also with a French secret agent who is aiding the theft of England's entire supply of silver. When a wagon of silver is stolen, and his close colleague murdered, Newton must face facts: he's been betrayed. But is he able to protect his country from the same fate?

From the writer of McLevy, these are fun, gripping and irresistible tales of thugs and villains, treasure and treachery, and the scientific logic which might just save an entire country...

William Gaminara - Isaac Newton
Gunnar Cauthery - Hopton Haynes
Kerry Gooderson - Catherine Barton (Master of the Mint)
Laura Christy - Catherine Barton (Nemesis)
Nicholas Tizzard - Charles Montague (Master of the Mint)
Rick Warden - Charles Montague (Nemesis)
Jonathan Forbes - Albert Chandler
Michael Nardone - John Gibson
Ryan Early - Jack Carter
Clive Hayward - Thomas Carey
Melody Grove - Belle Russell
Lauren Cornelius - Mary Docherty
Sean Murray - Elliot Miller
Will Kirk - Jamie Wilde
Greg Jones - Gilchrist
Gerard McDermott - Richard Vernon/Bob Phillips (Master of the Mint)
Neil McCaul - Richard Vernon (Nemesis)

Production credits
Written by David Ashton
Produced and Directed by Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 21 July 2018 (Master of the Mint) and 14-15 November 2019 (Nemesis)

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David Ashton

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