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15 Minute Drama

Dead Clever

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

DS Jason Trotter thinks that a professor who is wearing some of his brains on the outside of his head might just be his chance to put DCI Alma Blair in her place. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dead Clever

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

DCI Alma Blair has no shortage of suspects lining up to share their motives for the murder of the Cecil Rhodes Professor of Geography. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dead Clever

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

DS Jason Trotter realises there is very little he knows about his boss Alma's private life so determines to play detective. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dead Clever

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Alma's private life looks set to be outed just as a forensic clue leads to danger. It is time for a degree of certainty on this university case. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dead Clever

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Val McDermid's comedy crime drama series concludes. With a man down, the team close ranks to find the murderer. Show more

Drama

Queens of the Coal Age

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Maxine Peake dramatises the story of the 1993 attempt by four miners' wives to occupy Parkside Colliery, in a bid to save the remaining 31 pits from closure. Show more

Contributors

Anne Scargill:
Maxine Peake
Elaine Evans:
Lorraine Cheshire
Lesley Lomas:
Rachel Austin
Under Manager:
Peter Slater

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Drama

Drama

A Shoebox of Snow

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Albert and Renie never leave their condemned flat, cocooned inside by all they've ever owned. Christopher must persuade them. But what are they saving it for? Richard Briers stars. Show more

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Drama

Drama

A Badge

Duration: 44 minutes

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

All Christine wants is a badge, so people understand she is not a bad mum, it is just that her son is autistic. Chloe needs sleep. Both need love. Starring Katherine Kelly. Show more

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Drama

Drama

Craven: Looking for Mr King

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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A well-groomed body, a brand new Lotus and the next case for DCI Craven are found at a local beauty spot. Crime drama by Amelia Bullmore, starring Maxine Peake. Show more

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DCI Alma Blair

Dead Pan

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

DCI Alma Blair's romantic dinner for two rudely interrupted with news of a body by the bidet. Stars Julie Hesmondhalgh. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
Richard:
Simeon Truby

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DCI Alma Blair

Dead Pan

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Can DCI Alma Blair avoid the red herrings and discover who - or what - killed a restaurant critic? Stars Julie Hesmondhalgh. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
Richard:
Simeon Truby

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DCI Alma Blair

Dead Pan

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

DCI Alma Blair has a heart to heart with her sergeant over their work-life balance. Stars Julie Hesmondhalgh. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
Richard:
Simeon Truby

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DCI Alma Blair

Dead Pan

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Can DCI Alma Brown and CSM Jo Black salvage their personal relationship? Stars Julie Hesmondhalgh. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
Richard:
Simeon Truby

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15 Minute Drama

Dead Weight

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Val McDermid's crime series, starring Julie Hesmondhalgh and Jane Hazlegrove, returns to Cranby, where it seems losing weight really can be murder! Written by Shelley Silas. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
Assistant CSM Mo:
Nitin Kundra
Sue Fulwood:
Helen Kay
Jean Cranberry:
Helen Kay
Blanche Rogers:
Helen Kay

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15 Minute Drama

Dead Weight

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Val McDermid's crime series proves that losing weight is murderous. But who would want to kill Jean Cranberry and why? Written by Shelley Silas. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
Assistant CSM Mo:
Nitin Kundra
Sue Fulwood:
Helen Kay
Jean Cranberry:
Helen Kay
Blanche Rogers:
Helen Kay

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Dead Weight

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Val McDermid's crime series continues with Jason's shocking announcement, a parasite at large and it seems that Jo has been lying about where she has been. Written by Shelley Silas. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
Assistant CSM Mo:
Nitin Kundra
Sue Fulwood:
Helen Kay
Jean Cranberry:
Helen Kay
Blanche Rogers:
Helen Kay

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Dead Weight

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Jo and Alma really need to talk. There's something slimy lurking at the heart of this murder and Mo has no stomach for it. Created by Val McDermid and written by Shelley Silas. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
Assistant CSM Mo:
Nitin Kundra
Sue Fulwood:
Helen Kay
Jean Cranberry:
Helen Kay
Blanche Rogers:
Helen Kay

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Dead Weight

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Val McDermid's crime series concludes. Will there be a sickening end for our Slimmers' Club killer? Written by Shelley Silas. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
Assistant CSM Mo:
Nitin Kundra
Sue Fulwood:
Helen Kay
Jean Cranberry:
Helen Kay
Blanche Rogers:
Helen Kay

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Val McDermid - Deadheading

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. Comic capers amongst the carrots when a body is found on an allotment. Stars Julie Hesmondhalgh and Miriam Margolyes. From June 2014. Show more

Contributors

DSI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Blake:
Miriam Margolyes
Brian Masters:
Jonathan Keeble
Eric Ollerinshaw:
Alan Rothwell

Genres

DCI Alma Blair

Dead Pan

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. Is it only a matter of time before murder is on the menu? And where is DCI Alma Blair's sergeant? Stars Julie Hesmondhalgh. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
Richard:
Simeon Truby

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