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The Rivals

Series 4

3. The Secret of Dunstan's Tower

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Lestrade enlists the help of Max Carrados when a woman believes an old prophecy is foretelling her death. Starring James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Max Carrados:
Pip Torrens
Tom Ainsworth:
Tom Forrister
Edith Ainsworth:
Kirsty Oswald
Lady Una Ainsworth:
Joanna Munroe
Parkinson:
James Lailey
Swarbrick:
Sean Baker
Producer:
Liz Webb

Genres

The Rivals

Series 4

1. The Clairvoyants

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Lestrade lends a hand after his protégé saves a drowning woman, and suspects that this was no accident. Starring James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Mr Forest:
Chris Pavlo
Tom Knowles:
Chris Pavlo
Madame D'Urfe:
Claire Perkins
Jim Dainty:
Brian Protheroe
Penman:
Sean Baker
Secretary:
Kirsty Oswald
Producer:
Liz Webb

Genres

The Rivals

Series 3

Episode 3: Seven, Seven, Seven - City

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, amateur sleuth Mrs Edith Marchmont, who tries to stop a murder plot overheard on a crossed telephone line. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Edith Marchmont:
Marcia Warren
Ambrose:
David Acton
Director:
Liz Webb

Genres

The Rivals

Series 4

2. The Stanway Cameo Mystery

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Lestrade is unhappy investigating alongside a society detective, when a priceless but cursed cameo is stolen. Stars James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Martin Hewitt:
Adam James
Mr Claridge:
James Lailey
Mr Cutler:
Nick Underwood
Woollett:
Sean Baker
Auctioneer:
Sean Baker
Lord Stanway:
Brian Protheroe
Lady Stanway:
Elizabeth Bennett
Producer:
Liz Webb

Genres

The Rivals

Series 2

Episode 2: The Clue of the Silver Spoons

Duration: 30 minutes

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

By Robert Barr. Inspector Lestrade recalls Eugene Valmont, food connoisseur and detective, who tries to solve a curious series of thefts from private dinner parties. Show more

Contributors

Lionel Dacre:
David Seddon
Sophia Gibb:
Joanna Monro
Arletty:
Liza Sadovy
Maitre D':
Sean Murray
Producer:
Liz Webb

Genres

The Rivals

Series 3

Episode 2: A Snapshot

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, detective and gardener Paul Beck, as they question the apparently watertight evidence against Squire Clement Gore in a fatal shooting. Show more

The Rivals

Series 2

Episode 4: The Game Played in the Dark

Duration: 30 minutes

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

By Ernest Bramah. Blind detective Max Carrados tries to stop international master criminal Fane from selling compromising letters which could derail an upcoming royal wedding. Show more

Contributors

Genres

The Rivals

Series 3

Episode 1: The Knight's Cross Signal Problem

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, blind detective Max Carrados, who tries to discover who caused a horrific train crash at Knight's Cross. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Max Carrados:
Pip Torrens
Parkinson:
David Acton
Hoskins:
Ben Crowe
Miss Chubb:
Jane Slavin
Director:
Liz Webb

Genres

The Rivals

Series 2

Episode 3: The Intangible Clue

Duration: 30 minutes

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

By Anna Katharine Green. Inspector Lestrade presents gifted amateur sleuth Lady Violet Strange, who tries to solve a horrific murder with apparently no clues. Show more

Contributors

Lady Violet:
Jeany Spark
Treadwell:
Sean Murray
Mrs Amberly:
Cassie Layton
Mr Amberly:
David Seddon
Mr Hutton:
Ben Crowe
Producer:
Liz Webb

Genres

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

Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, Dr James Thorndike, as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats. Show more

Contributors

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

Genres

The Rivals

Series 4

4. The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread

Duration: 28 minutes

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

A city dealer has nearly been gassed three times in “accidents” in luxury flats. Who’s out to get him? Starring James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Van Dusen:
Tony Gardner
Nicolas Henley:
Nick Underwood
Charlotte Lipscombe:
Joannah Tincey
Reginald Cabell:
James Lailey
Miss Regnier:
Kirsty Oswald
Burlingame:
Brian Protheroe
Pemberley:
Sean Baker
Director:
Liz Webb

Genres

Drama

Ecco

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Hayley Atwell plays Jo Miles, a neuroscientist who brings a new intelligence into the world via the internet. But is it real - or is it her imagination? Show more

Contributors

Dr Martha Swift:
Pauline McLynn
Mr Dickerson:
Joseph Marcell
Professor Karswell:
Joseph Marcell
Anwar:
Sid Sagar
Mariana:
Mia Selway
First Year Student:
Mia Selway
First Year Student:
Patrick Swain
Director:
Sam Yates

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Rivals

Series 2

Episode 1: The Problem of the Superfluous Finger

Duration: 30 minutes

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

By Jaques Futrelle. Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's brilliant rival Professor SFX Van Dusen. Show more

Contributors

Van Dusen:
Paul Rhys
Dr Prescott:
Sean Murray
Miss Marsh:
Philippa Stanton
Hoskins:
Ben Crowe
Producer:
Liz Webb

Genres

Classic Serial

Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

In Edwardian London, three carefree young men and a dog take a mishap-ridden rowing holiday. Stars Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Classic Serial

Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The rowing holiday continues with a tin of beef and no can opener, and a serious encounter with swans. Stars Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

The mysterious bearer Umbopa is not what he seems but may be their only hope of survival and success. Stars Tim McInnerny. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

The search for a missing man on a quest to find legendary diamond mines in an uncharted part of Africa. Stars Tim McInnerny. Show more

Contributors

Allan Quatermain:
Tim McInnerny
Sir Henry Curtis:
David Sturzaker
Captain John Good:
Simon Ludders
Sylvestre:
Joe Ferrera
Director:
Liz Webb