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Spring, 1919. James ‘Max’ Maxted, former Great War flying ace, returns to the trail of murder, treachery and half-buried secrets he set out on in The Ways of the World. He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, a senior member of the British delegation to the post-war peace conference. But he was convinced there was more – much more – to be discovered about what Sir Henry had been trying to accomplish. And he suspected elusive German spymaster Fritz Lemmer knew the truth of it.
Now, enlisted under false colours in Lemmer’s service but with his loyalty pledged to the British Secret Service, Max sets out on his first – and possibly last – mission for Lemmer. It takes him to the far north of Scotland – to the Orkney Isles, where the German High Seas Fleet has been impounded in Scapa Flow, its fate to be decided at the conference-table in Paris. Max has been sent to recover a document held aboard one of the German ships. What that document contains forces him to break cover sooner than he would have wished and to embark on a desperate race south, towards London, with information that could destroy Lemmer – if Max, as seems unlikely, lives to deliver it...
Religion, madness and murder align amongst the teeming spires of Oxford, England, in this terrifying Halloween thriller from Jackson Sharp. Perfect for fans of Karen Rose, Richard Montanari, Chris Carter, and Alastair Gunn
As Halloween approaches, the mutilated body of a young woman is found in a remote field, posed to resemble a piece of ancient religious art.
Then, when another body is displayed to similarly chilling effect, it's clear that there is a link between the two murders. As panic spreads across Oxford, DI Lauren Rose must stop a killer with a dark and dangerous obsession.
But as the investigation deepens, Rose realises that the city is being stalked by an evil that has revealed itself before far from Oxford. And that there is a pattern. A reason for the name The Halloween Killer . . .
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 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.
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.