Twin Reaction

Twin Reaction

A BBC Radio 4 Detective Drama


Twin sisters are the investigating police in this unusual three-part detective series

Alice and Belinda are identical twins, and have grown up sharing everything: toys, rooms, and friends. But as they begin their careers as detectives - a job they have each wanted for as long as they can remember - a computer error sees them accidentally starting at the same North London police station.

Work gives them enough mysteries to be investigating as they attempt to make themselves known and respected in their new roles, but when Belinda is sexually harassed by a colleague, her twin Alice realizes she can use her identical appearance to fight back when her sister no longer can...

Created by Juliet Ace, award-winning writer and playwright (The Archers, Young Victoria, A Slight Hitch), Twin Reaction is a fascinating and fresh look at the bond of sisters, the demands of work, and the pleasures and pains of being a woman in the modern world.

Starring Jenny Funnel (As Time Goes By, Doctors) and Carolyn Backhouse (Rosemary and Thyme, Jupiter Moon), this compelling series is perfect for listeners of Colvil and Soames, The Lady Detectives, and The Unforgiven.

Content Warning: This drama deals with adult themes such as sexual violence

Cast and credits

Alice - Jenny Funnel
Belinda - Carolyn Backhouse
Newsome - Eric Allen
Glover - Cornelius Garrett
Cox - Lindsay Mack
Dobson - Ian Sanders
Bella - Sue Broomfield
Other cast:
Rachel Oldfield
Paul Nicholson
Janet Dale
Marilla Robson
Brian Gear
Jilly Bond
William Eedle
Sunny Ormonde
Linda Regan
Joanne Mitchell

Written by Juliet Ace
Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin

Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4:
7 August - 21 August 1995

©2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Juliet Ace

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