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Hugo Speer stars as Manchester detective John Stone in the final two series of the hard-hitting detective drama DCI Stone and his team are faced with two more tricky, morally complex cases in these gritty five-part dramas, created by award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst. Series 8, Retribution: The Unravelling of a Murder, sees Stone grappling with grief after his wife's death, and struggling to look after his teenage daughter alone. DS Kelly, meanwhile, is preparing to get married, and feeling overwhelmed with wedding admin - but their personal lives are put on hold when the team is called to investigate a death at an inner-city hotel. How did respectable businessman Maxwell Foley come to fall from Room 608 - and why was he at the Beresford in the first place? To find out, Stone must navigate the murky, transient world of the hospitality industry... But as he comes closer to uncovering the truth, forces conspire to prevent past crimes from coming to light... Written by Martin Jameson and Richard Monks, this gripping drama features a full cast including Lizzie Stavrou (Hollyoaks) and Emma Cunniffe (Roadkill). As Series 9, Protection, opens, DI Tanner has just had some life-changing news - while Stone gets a call from his daughter Alice, telling him she's been arrested. Meanwhile, their new investigation feels dangerously close to home. A teenager has been fatally stabbed, in what seems to be a totally unprovoked attack. The boy wasn't a known gang member, and his girlfriend Ruby claims she didn't recognise his killer. As the team search for leads, can they find out who was responsible before someone else gets hurt? This compelling drama was written by Vivienne Harvey, Carol Russell and Martin Jameson, and the cast includes Sydney Wade (I Kill Giants) and Angela Lonsdale (Our Girl). Created by Danny Brocklehurst Produced and directed by Gary Brown and Nadia Molinari Starring Hugo Speer as DCI John Stone, Craig Cheetham as DI Mike Tanner and Deborah McAndrew as DS Sue Kelly Series 8 Elena/Karen/Lowri/DC Novak - Lizzie Stavrou Terry Quinn/DC Hale/Dave Webster - Jason Done Alice Stone - Millie Gibson Jolene/Diana/Vicky - Angela Lonsdale Asadi Qadir/Gareth - George Bukhari Ibrahim/Gordon - Peter Singh Marek/Joe Myers - William Ash Lisa Taylor/Heather Webster - Emma Cunniffe Tomo/ Dean Carradous - William Fox Sophie Webster/ DS Richards - Sacha Parkinson Mia - Nadia Emam Charlie Haynes - Simon Trinder Written by Martin Jameson (Episodes 1 & 2) and Richard Monks (Episodes 3-5) First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 7-11 January 2019 Series 9 Alice/Kid 2 - Sydney Wade Jolene/Karen/Valerie/Greta - Angela Lonsdale Yusef/Security guard - Eddie Capli Ruby/Fi - Lucy Dixon Tolga/Jo Jo - James Cooney Jax Braithwaite/Renita/Dr Bassey - Doña Croll WC/Paramedic/Denny Rashford/Adam Collins - Hamish Rush Nessy/Dr Abiola - Danielle Henry Madison/DC Novak - Sacha Parkinson Layla/DS Novak - Sade Malone Phil Simpson/Dougie - Rupert Hill Solicitor - Darren Kuppan Written by Vivienne Harvey (Episode 1), Carol Russell (Episodes 2 & 3) and Martin Jameson (Episodes 4 & 5) First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 1-5 February 2021 ? 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
Hugo Speer stars as John Stone in Series 5-7 of the gritty, fast-paced crime drama created by Danny Brocklehurst Manchester detective DCI Stone and his team are faced with ten complex, morally challenging cases in this collection of hard-hitting radio dramas. As Series 5 opens, Stone is still reeling from the mishandled shooting of Callum Gartside, a gunman who had murdered his own family. With his personal life in tatters, he must find the strength to hold it together and do his job. In Dirt by Martin Jameson, he investigates a body in a flooded gravel pit; in Blood Money by Richard Monks, he looks into the hit-and-run killing of a cyclist; and in A Cut Above by Marcia Layne, he looks into a suspected case of female genital mutilation. Progress, by Alex Ganley, finds him searching for the murderer of a garden centre owner; while Broken, by Vivienne Harvey, centres around a missing pregnant woman. Series 6 includes Disclosure by Richard Monks, Wishing Well by Alex Ganley and Dan Allum, Casualties by Martin Jameson, and Damage by Vivienne Harvey. In these four episodes, Stone unearths dark secrets following an arson attack on a school; struggles to find the truth about a dead body on an abandoned travellers' site; hits an unexpected obstacle in a murder investigation and goes undercover after a series of suspicious deaths among the homeless community. In Silence, Series 7 follows one case across ten episodes, written by Martin Jameson, Richard Monks, Cath Staincliffe, Alex Ganley and Vivienne Harvey. After a fire at a hostel, a body is found - but who is he? Stone's enquiries lead him to re-examine a murder investigation from twenty years before, and uncover a web of lies and deceit that make him confront his past mistakes and lead to personal trauma.Show more
Seventeen stories from the gritty crime series created by Danny Brocklehurst, starring Hugo Speer as Manchester detective John Stone. This collection brings together Series 1 to 4 of this intelligent detective drama, tackling morally ambiguous, complex and challenging subjects. DCI Stone and his team investigate a series of brutal murders and missing person cases, among other grisly crimes.Starring Hugo Speer as DCI John Stone, Craig Cheetham as DI Mike Tanner and Deborah McAndrew as DS Sue Kelly.Directed by Nadia Molinari, Stefan Escreet, Charlotte Riches and Pauline Harris. Episode guide:Mary Shane by Danny Brocklehurst: Stone is investigating the high profile case of a missing teenage girl, when 80-year-old Mary Shane confesses to murdering three people 60 years earlier.The Ties that Bind by Damian Wayling: A body dredged up from a lake implicates an ex-police officer and a respected headteacher. Dead Fishes by Chloe Moss: A young man with Down's Syndrome admits to killing his mother.God's Witness by Danny Brocklehurst: A woman witnesses the murder of a young boy by a notorious gang.The Deserved Dead by Danny Brocklehurst: Stone and his team investigate the brutal murder of a known sex offender. Collateral Damage by Martin Jameson: Stone investigates the death of Gary Taylor, a veteran of the Iraq War suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Bridge by Cath Staincliffe: When university student Matt falls to his death from a railway bridge, Stone and his team embark on a murder investigation. The Night by James Rye: Stone investigates the sexual assault of the wife of one of his team, and uncovers a dark secret. Sleep Tight by Cath Staincliffe: Two-year-old Brianna disappears one night from her family home. Demons by Martin Jameson: A young man, Emir, is fatally stabbed in a Manchester street in front of his twin brother, Jamal. Taken by Richard Monks: A man of Polish descent is attacked in the lead up to local elections.One of Our Own by Danny Brocklehurst: A fellow police officer is found critically injured on the notorious Marinduque Estate. Something to Do by Martin Jameson: A young boy is discovered badly injured and left for dead.Blood by Vivienne Harvey: DCI Stone gets in the ring to investigate the murder of a promising young thai kick boxer. Heart of Darkness by Gurpreet Bhatti: A schoolgirl's body is found in a park in the poor part of town.Mother Love by Richard Monks: Jean fights to defend her son Matthew after he is arrested for downloading child pornography.Show more