McLevy, The Collected Editions: Part One Pilot, S1-2
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McLevy, The Collected Editions: Part One Pilot, S1-2 : Nine BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas including the Pilot episode

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Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series.

Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian Inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.

Pilot Episode: The detective's first adventure.
For Unto Us: McLevy goes on the trail of an ingenious cat-burglar.
The Trophy Club: McLevy tries to solve the murder of a prostitute.
The Second Shadow: The detective is distracted from his work by a woman.
The Burning Question: An unsolved murder brings vigilantes onto the streets.
A Good Walk Spoilt: A game of golf has desperate stakes.
Wild Justice A ghost from the past returns to haunt McLevy.
The Wild Spark: A tobacco warehouse goes up in smoke.
Stab in the Back: A hired killer roams Leith's dark alleys.

Siobhan Redmond co-stars as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Mulholland in these nine BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • 138 x 141 x 24mm | 228g
  • BBC Physical Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1785290886
  • 9781785290886
  • 716,221

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McLevy is a sort of Victorian Morse with a heart ... Ashton impeccably evokes Edinburgh so vividly that you can feel the cold in your bones and the menace of the Old Town's steep cobbles and dark corners
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It was consistently above the run of any mill. You could smell the fish, the whores and the cordite. This was everything afternoon radio was invented for. -- Euan Ferguson * The Guardian * David Ashton's writing is excellent, his characters thoroughly convincing, and his narrative grabs you ... and doesn't let you go * The Sherlock Holmes Society of London * McLevy is a sort of Victorian Morse with a heart ... Ashton impeccably evokes Edinburgh so vividly that you can feel the cold in your bones and the menace of the Old Town's steep cobbles and dark corners * Financial Times * A fascinating insight into the Victorian underclass ... a powerful writer. * Daily Mail * McLevy's tales more than pass the first and most important test, in that they are an outstandingly good read. -- Quintin Jardine
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About David Ashton

David Ashton is a Scottish actor and writer. Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, 1964-67, he has acted in a wide variety of film, television, theatre and radio roles. He has also developed a parallel career as a writer of fiction, film and television screenplays and plays for theatre and radio. His radio play The Old Ladies at the Zoo, which starred Peggy Mount and Liz Smith, won the Radio Times Drama Award in 1985.
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41 ratings
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