Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in 50 episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series.
Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of sidekick Constable Mulholland.
Siobhán Redmond costars as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Mulholland in these full-cast dramatisations.
Commencing on BBC Radio 4 in 1999, McLevy continues to regularly appear in the Afternoon Play slot. The latest, Series 13, was broadcast in 2022.
June 11, 2022 Subject:
Time Well Spent
What a delight to discover this series, running under the radar for so long. Is that possibly Graham Crowden appearing in the Jack O Diamonds episode? Finely tuned writing with period vocabulary, nuance in elocution and delivery and professional engineering combine to produce this stunning group of shows. I will be wallowing blissfully in repeated listenings until every guttural Scottish idiom is ironed out.