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Curlew in Autumn: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast thriller Audiobook

Curlew in Autumn: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast thriller

Author: Edward Boyd Narrator: David Ashton, Full Cast, Ian Stewart, Stella Forge, Vivienne Dixon Release Date: April 2021

David Ashton stars in this six-part vintage crime drama A small town in Galloway, on the south-west coast of Scotland. A house strangely unchanged since 1941. A dead nurse. And a lawyer with one million pounds in his bank account - and no idea how it got there... Peter Calman is in trouble. His legal firm is on the brink of bankruptcy, his secretary's handed in her notice and his bank manager has cut off his credit. Just when he thinks things can't get any worse, his ex-girlfriend Jenny calls, worried about her friend Tim Leighton. She's received a note, supposedly sent by him from an exclusive private hospital - but Tim is a penniless hermit, and illiterate. Though the hospital denies all knowledge of Tim, Jenny's sure they're lying - and the mysterious caller on Peter's answerphone agrees. But before he can meet her, she's killed in a hit and run. Suspicion falls on Peter - and when a new German client arrives in town, offering him vast sums to buy a local cottage, the mutterings grow louder. And then Peter's office is ransacked... As the mystery deepens, Peter's investigations take him to moonlit Dungrennan Bay... Written by Edward Boyd (Castles in Spain, The Same River Twice, The Candle of Darkness), this tightly plotted thriller stars David Ashton, creator of the popular Victorian detective series McLevy, with a cast of veteran Scottish actors including Gregor Fisher (Rab C. Nesbitt). Written by Edward Boyd Directed by Patrick Rayner Cast Peter Calman - David Ashton Jenny - Stella Forge Magda - Vivienne Dixon Old Hansford - Ian Stewart Constable Archie Douglas/Elphinstone - Robert Paterson Jock Matheson - John Shedden Bank clerk/Hospital receptionist - Tamara Kennedy Piggy Anderson/Donald McLeod/Chief Constable - John Buick Nurse Nicolson - Anne Cullen Isaiah Dunsmore - Gregor Fisher Scholl - Brown Derby Mary - Doreen Cameron Dr Webber - Sandy Neilson Sandy Brill/Clerk - Finlay Welsh Walter Hansford - Ronald Aitken Supt. Bullivant - Arthur Boland Tim Leighton - Tom Criddle First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 8 April-13 May 1984 ? 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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The Candle of Darkness: A classic BBC Radio full-cast thriller Audiobook

The Candle of Darkness: A classic BBC Radio full-cast thriller

Teddy Johnson stars in this atmospheric six-part radio thriller Korean War veteran and hip Londoner Steve Gardiner arrives in a small Scottish seaside resort, looking for his old friend Jimmy Morton. But he's picked the wrong time for a reunion. The sleepy town is being terrorised by a homicidal maniac dubbed 'the Kind Man', and panic stalks the streets. Stepping off the train after dark, Steve is almost lynched by a terrified crowd, and at the gloomy Morton house he finds Jimmy and his father Wilfred behaving strangely. Then, waking in the night, he hears a voice whispering verses in his ear... Jimmy's heard the voice too. He claims it belongs to a dead man: Francis Lennox. A local poet and his close friend, they were in the same prison camp in Korea - but only Jimmy made it home. But what really happened there, and could it be linked to the killings? Can the Kind Man be caught before he strikes again? First broadcast in 1954, this Chandleresque mystery was written by Edward Boyd, whose radio credits include Castles in Spain and The Same River Twice. Singer Teddy Johnsonstars as Steve Gardiner, with Jimmy Logan as Jimmy Morton. Produced by Eddie Fraser Cast Steve Gardiner - Teddy Johnson Mrs McGann - Helen Norman Stella - Isobel Gardner Albert - Paul Young Railway porter - Eric Wightman Miss Wylie - Marjorie Dalziel PC Mackenzie - John Young Police Sergeant/PC Robertson - Kalman Glass Detective Inspector Gordon - Moultrie R Kelsall Tramp/Romilly Foster - Douglas Murchie Delia Dewar - Effie Morrison Wilfred Morton - Leonard Maguire Jimmy Morton - Jimmy Logan Librarian - Leslie Blackater Lindy Marshall - Hannah Gordon Old lady - Jean Taylor-Smith Drunk - Phil McCall Bill Williams - Glenn Michael Diana Wheeler-Sproat - Eileen McCallum Mr Dunnsmuir - Michael Elder Louisa Matthews - Nancy Mitchell First broadcast BBC Home Service, 29 March-3 May 1954

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The Same River Twice: A classic BBC Radio full-cast thriller Audiobook

The Same River Twice: A classic BBC Radio full-cast thriller

Author: Edward Boyd Narrator: Bill Henderson, Gordon Jackson, Lennox Milne, Mary Riggans, Roddy Mcmillan Release Date: December 2020

Gordon Jackson stars in this classic noir thriller, with the music of Miles Davis A man named Johnny Maxen reluctantly walks through the Gare du Nord on his way back to a life he thought he'd left behind. Summoned by a letter from his sometime mother-in-law, Helen Duncan, he returns to Glasgow and the news that his estranged wife has been missing for three months. As far as Johnny's concerned, his dealings with Julia ended five years ago. He's paid his dues and knows he should cut and run. But for Helen's sake, he agrees to find her - alive or dead. Asking around, he gets some strange reactions to his enquiries. And when his search turns up the body of a girl, who has committed suicide in Julia's flat, he faces his own deadly threat. Then the police start to take an interest in the case. It seems that wherever Johnny goes, violence follows - and as the corpses pile up, suspicion swirls around him. His attempts to clear his name lead him to a lochside cottage and a meeting with an old flame. Can Johnny find out the truth about Julia - and uncover the secret behind his daughter Sarah's death? Created by Edward Boyd, whose credits include Castles in Spain and Z-Cars, this suspenseful crime drama was first broadcast on the Light Programme in 1966 before being adapted as a novel and BBC TV series under the title The Dark Number. It stars Gordon Jackson as Johnny Maxen, with Roddy McMillan as Inspector Wardlaw. Production credits Written by Edward Boyd Produced by Eddie Fraser Musical score by Miles Davis

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Castles in Spain: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast P.I. Detective series Audiobook

Castles in Spain: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast P.I. Detective series

Author: Edward Boyd Narrator: Alexandra Mathie, John Hannah, John Westbrook, Ray Brooks Release Date: December 2019

A bookseller turns P. I. in this intriguing five-part BBC radio thriller Grahame Mayer specialises in selling books, not solving mysteries. So when he's asked to play private investigator and track down a soldier from the Spanish Civil War, he wonders if it's some sort of test - and if so, what will happen if he fails... Armed with fresh information, he is sent to Glasgow on the trail of Jock Cameron, and a meeting with a former nurse who knew him back in Spain furnishes Grahame with further clues. But despite these new leads, the elusive Jock remains tantalisingly out of reach. Will a series of postcards, some holy pictures and an encounter with a pop star enable the reluctant sleuth to hunt Cameron down - or will it take a man's death to release Mayer from his quest? Created by Edward Boyd, who wrote for a number of BBC TV shows including Z-Cars, this enthralling crime drama stars Ray Brooks, with a supporting cast including Garard Green, John Hannah and Alexandra Mathie. Written by Edward Boyd Produced at BBC Scotland by Patrick Rayner Cast Grahame Mayer........................Ray Brooks Coleman........................John Westbrook Teresa........................Alexandra Mathie Forrest........................Garard Green Hemingway........................William Hope Cameron........................John Hannah/Joseph Greig Rainsford........................Jonathan Tafler Inspector McNeill........................Carey Wilson Norah McGill........................Sybil Wintrope Henderson........................Joseph Brady Arnold........................Ian Thompson Receptionist........................Jennifer Piercey Man on plane/Millhouse........................William Hope Miss McLauchlan........................Yvonne Gilan Pat........................Richard Jamieson Paula........................Caroline Guthrie Waiter/Taxi driver........................Gordon Reid Nuke........................John McGlynn Apollyon........................Billy McColl Dr Lovat........................Roy Hanlon First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 25 October-20 November 1987

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