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GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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Jack and Brian are back in prison after a kilo of cocaine was found in Jack's flat. Joseph (Toby Jones) is determined to get legal help to get Brian out again. But Jack can stay.

GF Newman's The Corrupted weaves fiction with real characters from history, following the fortunes of the Oldman family - from small-time business and opportunistic petty crime, through gang rivalries, to their entanglement in the highest echelons of society. It's a tale revealing the nexus of crime, business and politics woven through the fabric of 20th century greed as even those with hitherto good intentions are sucked into a web of corruption.

Joey Oldman, an uneducated Jewish child immigrant from Russia, has a natural instinct for business and a love of money - coupled with a knack for acquiring it. His wife Cath is as ruthless in both the pursuit of money and the protection of her son, Brian. Joey built his empire with the help of a corrupt bank manager in the 1950s, starting with small greengrocer shops before moving into tertiary banking and property development, dealing with many corrupt policemen on the way - and befriending both Lord Goodman and Margaret Thatcher.

Written by G F Newman
Produced and directed by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4. Show less

Contributors

Joseph Oldman:
Toby Jones
Tony Wednesday:
Alec Newman
Lord Goodman:
Edward Max
Clair Hamil:
Susie Emmett
Margaret Thatcher:
Steve Nallon
Sir Robert Mark:
Patrick Cremin
DCI Fenwick:
Theo Fraser Steele
Sir Ralph Courtney:
Nick Sampson
Writer:
GF Newman
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill

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