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Duration: 45 minutes

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

The extraordinary story of the Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korea's supreme leader, and the deadly power struggle at the heart of the world's only communist monarchy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul French
Narrator:
Paul French
Jong-nam:
Daniel York
Ko Yong-hui:
Liz Sutherland
Jong-chul:
Leo Wan
Jong-il:
Paul Chan
Uncle Jang:
Neil McCaul
Song Hye-rang:
Isabella Inchbald
Journalist:
Adam Fitzgerald
Sushi Chef:
Clive Hayward
Passport Official:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Writer:
Nick Perry

Genres

Drama

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

Inspector Chen

Series 2

2. Red Mandarin Dress

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

A murderer is dumping bodies around Shanghai on a weekly basis. But Chen’s assigned to another case. Stars Jamie Zubairi. Show more

Contributors

Party Secretary Li:
Daniel York
Detective Hong:
Vera Chok
White Cloud:
Elizabeth Chan
Comrade Fan:
John Bowler
Sergeant Qi:
Gavi Singh Chera
Shen Wenchang:
David Sterne
Director Zhong:
John Dougall
Hotel Manager:
Finlay Robertson
Receptionist:
Catriona McFarlane
Director:
Toby Swift

Genres

Inspector Chen

Series 2

3. The Mao Case

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 5 months

Chen is asked to investigate the sudden change of fortune of the granddaughter of Chairman Mao's mistress. Stars Jamie Zubairi. 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

Jimmy McGovern's Moving On

Series 2

Episode 5: Letting Go

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. When Kirsty O'Connell finds drugs in her house she's appalled but determined to get her teenage son the help he needs. But is he the addict in the family?

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Colin McKeown
Producer:
Colin McKeown
Male Advisor 1:
Chris Jack
Male Advisor 2:
Paul Simpson
Female Advisor 1:
Deborah Brian

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