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The Rivals

Series 3

Episode 4: The Moabite Cipher

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Based on a short story by R. Austin Freeman
Dramatised by Chris Harrald

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with Dr James Thorndike as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats, despite Lestrade's and James' aversions to Kaplan's charismatic preaching and healing.

Directed by Liz Webb

Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'The Moabite Cipher' by R. Austin Freeman: Show less


James Fleet
Tim McInnerny
Prof Wegener:
Michael Bertenshaw
Miss Dunbar:
Roslyn Hill
Jane Slavin
Liz Webb


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