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The Hunt for Sexton Blake


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Pop culture observer and nostalgia fiend David Quantick recalls popular fictional English detective Sexton Blake, who appeared in print, on radio, television and the big screen between the 1890s and the 1970s. The subject of 4,000 stories by more than
200 authors, Blake in his heyday was more widely read than the more highbrow Sherlock Holmes. Published in cheap magazines, the tales featured Blake in battles with opium smugglers, bandit chiefs and the Kaiser. Quantick talks to writer Jack Adrian (editor of the anthology Sexton Blake Wins), comic-book illustrator Kevin O'Neill (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), and sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock, who edited the Sexton Blake Library.
"The Adventures of Sexton Blake" starts on Friday at 9.15pm

The Adventures of Sexton Blake starts on Friday at 9.15pm


Presenter: David Quantick
Interviewee: Jack Adrian
Interviewee: Kevin O'Neill
Interviewee: Michael Moorcock
Producer: David Morley

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