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15 Minute Drama

Craven: Series 4

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

When two boys find the body of teenager Florence Henderson hanging from a tree in a wood, they post a photo of her suspended body to Facebook - alerting police and family.

Meanwhile, the annual Performance Review is keeping Craven (Maxine Peake) and her team, Watende Robinson (Michael Obiora) and Terry Bird (David Crellin), on their best behaviour - the last thing they need is a case which becomes high profile before they even get to the scene.

The apparent lynching-style of the crime alarms the police. Lance Darcy, a local amateur horror film maker, is questioned alongside Florence's school mates and her distant father, Mark Henderson.

Each day thoughout this series, additional scenes are carried on into films available on BBC iPlayer and the Radio 4 website. Today, we delve into the lives of the boys who discover Florence's corpse.

Created by Amelia Bullmore
Written by Michelle Lipton

Executive Producer: Nicola Shindler
Sound Engineer / Sound Designer: Eloise Whitmore
Police Consultant: Keith Dillon
Catherine Ames: Production Assistant

Director / Producer: Justine Potter
A Red Company production for BBC Radio 4. Show less


DCI Sue Craven:
Maxine Peake
DI Terry Bird:
David Crellin
DS Watende Robinson:
Michael Obiora
DSI Tooley:
Paul Warriner
Erin Shanagher
Jack Deam
Lance Darcy:
Michael Hugo
Florence Henderson:
Darcy Isa


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