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Clive Merrison and Andrew Sachs star in seven original BBC Radio 4 full-cast adventures for Holmes and Watson.
How many times did Dr John Watson tantalise us with passing references to a mystery which his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, never wrote about in full? In these original adventures Bert Coules, the chief dramatist of BBC Radio 4’s celebrated Sherlock Holmes canon, has imaginatively fleshed out seven such unrecorded cases.
The Determined Client: Miss Addleton engages Holmes to save her father's good name.
The Striking Success of Miss Franny Blossom: Holmes investigates a respectable gambling club.
The Thirteen Watches: Bizarre events on an express train brings a railway baron to Baker Street.
The Ferrers Documents: A slum landlord and a missing witness figure in a dark tale of hatred and revenge.
The Remarkable Performance of Mr Frederick Merridew: A night at the music hall ends in tragedy.
The Eyes of Horus: A priceless Egyptian artefact vanishes from a locked casket in a locked vault.
The Marlbourne Point Mystery: Holmes and Watson discover death, treachery and betrayal on an isolated coastal headland.
**Ian McKellen was the WINNER of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2015 for Best Actor in an Audio Drama (for Eugenie Grandet)**
Sir Ian McKellen reads The Valley of Fear, the last of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four Sherlock Holmes novels. The mystery begins with a coded warning of imminent danger, drawing the illustrious Sherlock Holmes and the faithful Dr. Watson to a secluded English country home. A trail of bewildering clues leads to sleuthing in the finest Holmesian tradition and the gripping backstory of a cult that terrorized a valley in the American West. First broadcast as Book at Bedtime on BBC Radio 4.
Twelve BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations featuring Raffles, the 'gentleman thief'. Jeremy Clyde stars as the cricket playing A.J. Raffles, with Michael Cochrane as his jeweller friend Bunny. Together they embark upon a series of well planned crimes against the highest of society.
The twelve stories are The Ides of March; Gentlemen & Players; A Costume Piece; Nine Points of the Law; Wilful Murder; The Chest of Silver; The Rest Cure; The Criminologists' Club; The Field of Philippi; A Bad Night; A Trap To Catch A Cracksman; The Gift Of The Emperor.
A full-cast radio drama from the 1940s starring Douglas Kelly as Dick Barton. Originally produced for Australian radio, Dick Barton and the Firefly Adventure tells of the arrival in Britain of the American master-criminal Ferraro. Operating a violent protection racket, Ferraro extorts money from property owners across the capital. Those who ignore Ferraro's threats see their homes and businesses destroyed. Ferraro's many arson attacks soon earn him a nickname: the Firefly. Can Dick Barton intervene?
Special additional bonus features for this release include:
'The Making of Dick Barton - Special Agent'
An all new specially-produced 50 minute documentary covering the history of 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' - featuring a wealth of clips from the series and archive interviews with the original cast and crew. Other special archive material includes an extract from a recently discovered 1948 BBC radio episode; an out-take from an original 1949 studio recording session; a 1947 Australian radio promotional recording and a number of quotes taken from previously unpublished production paperwork.
'Dick Barton - Special Agent': Episode 100
On 21st February 1947, the BBC broadcast the 100th episode of 'Dick Barton - Special Agent'. It stars the original Barton cast of Noel Johnson, Alex McCrindle and John Mann. It is now the earliest surviving Barton recording in the BBC archives and is included here in full.
Brian Cox stars as the Victorian detective in a further nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series
Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland’s first policemen, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.
Behind the Curtain: A theatrical landlady receives a chilling death threat.
A Voice from the Grave: Summertime, and the heat is on as McLevy tracks a brutal killer.
The Dark Shadow: A jewel theft brings an infamous criminal within McLevy’s grasp.
Servant of the Crown: The detective joins Her Majesty’s protection squad to hunt an assassin.
A Piece of Cake: A top chef is the toast of the city – but burglary and murder are on the menu.
The Sea Change: There’s something fishy about the Fair’s star attraction, the lovely Little Mermaid.
Sins of the Fathers: A runaway bridegroom and a blackmailer spell double trouble for McLevy.
The Devil’s Disguise: The Devil comes a-calling for the detective on Halloween.
Christmas Special: McLevy stalks a supernatural thief who is haunting the streets of Edinburgh.
Written by David Ashton, these atmospheric radio dramas co-star Siobhán Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.
A new, exclusive straight-to-digital Temperance Brennan short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and No.1 bestselling author of Déjà Dead, Bones of the Lost and Bones Never Lie.
The daughter of a wealthy and influential Charleston family has been missing on Mt Everest for three years. Presumed dead, her remains had been irretrievable until an earthquake caused her body to move down the mountain.
The family want only one person to identify her remains: Tempe Brennan.
Though reluctant to take the case, Tempe soon realises that the girl did not die of natural causes. It seems the victim was murdered and all her fellow climbers fall under suspicion.
But which one is the killer? And if Tempe gets too close to the truth, will they kill again?
Also gives readers the first chance to read the opening chapters of Kathy’s highly anticipated new Temperance Brennan novel, Speaking in Bones, out in July.