McLevy, The Collected Editions: Series 5 & 6

  • by David Ashton
  • Narrated by Brian Cox, full cast, Siobhan Redmond
  • 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in eight 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.
'To Keep Him Honest': with big bets on a champion boxing match, the local crooks keep McLevy busy.


'Picture of Innocence': a high court judge is dead, and suspicion falls on his wife.
'The Chosen One': the Princess of the Occult is a sell-out success, but McLevy thinks she's a fraud.
'The Reckoning': as Jean prepares for a wedding, death stalks McLevy.
'A Bolt from the Blue': a corpse is found floating in Leith docks.
'End of the Line': two ladies discover the body of a drunken Italian aristocrat at Waverley station.
'Jack O'Diamonds': Jean Brash plans revenge on a sadistic client, but he is not a man to cross lightly.
'Queen of Spades': Jean's battle with Caleb Grant has heartbreaking consequences.

Written by David Ashton, these atmospheric radio dramas costar Siobhan Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.

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Brilliant

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I have got really hooked on Mclevy. Love the performances, love the stories. Historical accuracy but with that little bit of wit and even comedy. Cannot wait for the next series

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Keep going - I'm loving them.

This is the third set in the series of radio plays (series 5 and 6 in the sequence) and they continue to delight.

The writing is still as amusing as ever but with enough gritty detail to give a plausible and often very sad insight into the underbelly of Victorian Edinburgh and the lives of those living in abject poverty.

Also, a stellar ensemble performance by the cast.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-01-2016
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited