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Inspector Chen Novels

When Red Is Black

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Early 1990s Shanghai. Chen cannot turn down a lucrative translation job for a rich developer. But he must also find the murderer of a dissident writer. Crime drama by Qiu Xiaolong. Show more

Contributors

Inspector Chen:
Jamie Zubairi
Detective Yu:
Dan Li
Peiqin:
Sarah Lam
Party Secretary Li:
Daniel York
Qiao Ming:
Chris Pavlo
White Cloud:
Elizabeth Chan
Boa Hung:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
John Harvey
Director:
David Hunter

Genres

Drama

Inspector Chen Novels

Death of a Red Heroine

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

The murder of a model worker in Shanghai gives Inspector Chen his first challenge with the Special Case Squad. Award-winning crime drama by Qiu Xiaolong. Show more

Contributors

Peiqin:
Sarah Lam
Commissar Zhang:
David Yip
Wang Feng:
Chipo Chung
Party Secretary Li:
Daniel York
Old Hunter:
David Hounslow
Little Xie:
Evie Killip
Lai Guojan:
George Watkins
Director:
Toby Swift

Genres

Drama

Inspector Chen Novels

A Loyal Character Dancer

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. A grisly murder and a missing dancer at the heart of an international people-smuggling ring. Stars Jamie Zubairi and Sarah Lam. Show more

Contributors

Catherine Rohn:
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Party Secretary Li:
Daniel York
Peiqin:
Sarah Lam
Wen Liping:
Liz Sutherland
Old Hunter:
David Hounslow
Lihua:
Sam Dale
Adaptor:
John Harvey
Director:
David Hunter

Genres

Drama

Inspector Chen Novels

Shanghai Redemption

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Inspector Chen finds himself 'promoted' sideways from the Shanghai Police Bureau before narrowly escaping a night club trap and exposing a web of financial and sexual corruption. Show more

Drama

Inspector Chen Novels

Enigma of China

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Another investigation for Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau. Has the Shanghai Development Committee director killed himself or been murdered while under house arrest? Show more

Drama

Inspector Chen Novels

Don't Cry, Tai Lake

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Another murder case for Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau. Qiu Xiaolong's academic-turned-detective is drawn into the deadly affairs of a polluting chemical company. Show more