The Art Of Deception

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010120090622

Detective drama by Philip Palmer.

Notorious art forger Daniel Ballantyne, newly released from prison but now dying, agrees to help art critic Jessica Brown to write a book about forgery.

So begins a game of cat-and-mouse that will have deadly consequences.

Daniel Ballantyne....David Schofield

Jessica Brown....Indira Varma

Ben....Matt Addis

Andrew Jarrold....Jonathan Keeble

Claire de Vere....Belinda Lang

DI Grimwood/Art Dealer....John Biggins

Stavros Persakis....Malcolm Tierney

Museum Curator....Philip Fox

DS Ruckley/Taxi Driver....Benjamin Askew

Directed by Toby Swift.

An art forger helps an art critic to write a book.

0102*20090623

Detective drama by Philip Palmer.

Suspicions are raised over Ballantyne's involvement in the death of the ageing enfant terrible of British art, Gilbert Reynolds.

Daniel Ballantyne....David Schofield

Jessica Brown....Indira Varma

Ben....Matt Addis

Andrew Jarrold....Jonathan Keeble

Claire de Vere....Belinda Lang

DI Grimwood/Art Dealer....John Biggins

Stavros Persakis....Malcolm Tierney

Museum Curator....Philip Fox

DS Ruckley/Taxi Driver....Benjamin Askew

Directed by Toby Swift

0103*20090624

Detective drama by Philip Palmer.

Art critic and journalist Jessica Brown finds herself in the firing line as her book on forgery starts to ruffle feathers.

Daniel Ballantyne....David Schofield

Jessica Brown....Indira Varma

Ben....Matt Addis

Andrew Jarrold....Jonathan Keeble

Claire de Vere....Belinda Lang

DI Grimwood/Art Dealer....John Biggins

Stavros Persakis....Malcolm Tierney

Museum Curator....Philip Fox

DS Ruckley/Taxi Driver....Benjamin Askew

Directed by Toby Swift.

Art critic and journalist Jessica Brown finds herself in the firing line.

0104*20090625

Detective drama by Philip Palmer.

Caught in the middle of a long-standing feud, Jessica comes face to face with the darker side of the art world.

Daniel Ballantyne....David Schofield

Jessica Brown....Indira Varma

Ben....Matt Addis

Andrew Jarrold....Jonathan Keeble

Claire de Vere....Belinda Lang

DI Grimwood/Art Dealer....John Biggins

Stavros Persakis....Malcolm Tierney

Museum Curator....Philip Fox

DS Ruckley/Taxi Driver....Benjamin Askew

Directed by Toby Swift.

Jessica comes face to face with the darker side of the art world.

0105 LAST*20090626

Detective drama by Philip Palmer.

Master forger and art criminal Daniel Ballantyne continues to pull the strings from beyond the grave.

Daniel Ballantyne....David Schofield

Jessica Brown....Indira Varma

Ben....Matt Addis

Andrew Jarrold....Jonathan Keeble

Claire de Vere....Belinda Lang

DI Grimwood/Art Dealer....John Biggins

Stavros Persakis....Malcolm Tierney

Museum Curator....Philip Fox

DS Ruckley/Taxi Driver....Benjamin Askew

Directed by Toby Swift.

Daniel Ballantyne continues to pull the strings from beyond the grave.

020120101220

By Philip Palmer.

Jessica has tracked down conman and art forger Daniel Ballantyne.

Two years after faking his own death, notorious art forger and conman Daniel Ballantyne re-emerges to resume his cat and mouse game with biographer Jessica Brown.

But who is chasing who?

Daniel Ballantyne - David Schofield

Jessica Brown - Hattie Morahan

Ben - Matt Addis

Andrew Jarrold - Harry Myers

Moisha Perez - Stephen Greif

Lisa - Pandora Colin

Directed by Toby Swift

The return of Daniel Ballantyne: monster and angel, thief and fraud...and genius.

He is about to face the challenge of his life.

Philip Palmer's compelling serial returns to the Woman's Hour drama.

Daniel Ballantyne is one of the greatest and most successful forgers of all time.

He is a rich man.

And he is dead.

His 'death', however, is just another forgery - he paid a body double who was dying of cancer to impersonate him.

Now, Ballantyne has nothing to fear.

He has everything he needs to enjoy a contented and quiet retirement.

But instead, Ballantyne goes out of his way to make enemies.

And he does this because he loves the danger.

That's his first fatal flaw.

But he has a nemesis.

Art expert Jessica Brown - who after writing her book on him knows Ballantyne better than anyone alive - is on his trail.

Ex-copper Andrew Jarrold, released from prison, has intimidated Jessica into finding Ballantyne.

But when Jessica does find Ballantyne, everything changes.

For he has a second fatal flaw: Jessica.

He duped her once, but only just; and he has come to respect her as an equal.

She is the only person in the world he truly cares for.

And together - they are terrifying.

Philip Palmer is an experienced radio dramatist.

He also writes for television and his third sci-fi novel, Version 43, was published in October.

020220101221

By Philip Palmer.

Jessica nears the end of her search for Ballantyne.

Jessica nears the end of her search for the supposedly dead art forger Daniel Ballantyne.

Daniel Ballantyne - David Schofield

Jessica Brown - Hattie Morahan

Stefan Hunt - Stephen Greif

Lisa - Pandora Colin

Other parts played by Kenneth Collard, Jude Akuwudike and Sally Orrock.

Directed by Toby Swift

The return of Daniel Ballantyne: monster and angel, thief and fraud...and genius.

He is about to face the challenge of his life.

Philip Palmer's compelling serial returns to the Woman's Hour drama.

Daniel Ballantyne is one of the greatest and most successful forgers of all time.

He is a rich man.

And he is dead.

His 'death', however, is just another forgery - he paid a body double who was dying of cancer to impersonate him.

Now, Ballantyne has nothing to fear.

He has everything he needs to enjoy a contented and quiet retirement.

But instead, Ballantyne goes out of his way to make enemies.

And he does this because he loves the danger.

That's his first fatal flaw.

But he has a nemesis.

Art expert Jessica Brown - who after writing her book on him knows Ballantyne better than anyone alive - is on his trail.

Ex-copper Andrew Jarrold, released from prison, has intimidated Jessica into finding Ballantyne.

But when Jessica does find Ballantyne, everything changes.

For he has a second fatal flaw: Jessica.

He duped her once, but only just; and he has come to respect her as an equal.

She is the only person in the world he truly cares for.

And together - they are terrifying.

Philip Palmer is an experienced radio dramatist.

He also writes for television and his third sci-fi novel, Version 43, was published in October.

020320101222

By Philip Palmer.

Jessica has agreed to be painted by Ballantyne.

But what else does he have designs on?

Daniel Ballantyne - David Schofield

Jessica Brown - Hattie Morahan

Directed by Toby Swift

The return of Daniel Ballantyne: monster and angel, thief and fraud...and genius.

He is about to face the challenge of his life.

Philip Palmer's compelling serial returns to the Woman's Hour drama.

Daniel Ballantyne is one of the greatest and most successful forgers of all time.

He is a rich man.

And he is dead.

His 'death', however, is just another forgery - he paid a body double who was dying of cancer to impersonate him.

Now, Ballantyne has nothing to fear.

He has everything he needs to enjoy a contented and quiet retirement.

But instead, Ballantyne goes out of his way to make enemies.

And he does this because he loves the danger.

That's his first fatal flaw.

But he has a nemesis.

Art expert Jessica Brown - who after writing her book on him knows Ballantyne better than anyone alive - is on his trail.

Ex-copper Andrew Jarrold, released from prison, has intimidated Jessica into finding Ballantyne.

But when Jessica does find Ballantyne, everything changes.

For he has a second fatal flaw: Jessica.

He duped her once, but only just; and he has come to respect her as an equal.

She is the only person in the world he truly cares for.

And together - they are terrifying.

Philip Palmer is an experienced radio dramatist.

He also writes for television and his third sci-fi novel, Version 43, was published in October.

020420101223

By Philip Palmer.

Ballantyne and Jessica arrive in London with the endgame approaching.

Who will be the first to make a move?

Daniel Ballantyne - David Schofield

Jessica Brown - Hattie Morahan

DC Morgan - Sally Orrock

Gondolier / Waiter - Iain Batchelor

Driected by Toby Swift

The return of Daniel Ballantyne: monster and angel, thief and fraud...and genius.

He is about to face the challenge of his life.

Philip Palmer's compelling serial returns to the Woman's Hour drama.

Daniel Ballantyne is one of the greatest and most successful forgers of all time.

He is a rich man.

And he is dead.

His 'death', however, is just another forgery - he paid a body double who was dying of cancer to impersonate him.

Now, Ballantyne has nothing to fear.

He has everything he needs to enjoy a contented and quiet retirement.

But instead, Ballantyne goes out of his way to make enemies.

And he does this because he loves the danger.

That's his first fatal flaw.

But he has a nemesis.

Art expert Jessica Brown - who after writing her book on him knows Ballantyne better than anyone alive - is on his trail.

Ex-copper Andrew Jarrold, released from prison, has intimidated Jessica into finding Ballantyne.

But when Jessica does find Ballantyne, everything changes.

For he has a second fatal flaw: Jessica.

He duped her once, but only just; and he has come to respect her as an equal.

She is the only person in the world he truly cares for.

And together - they are terrifying.

Philip Palmer is an experienced radio dramatist.

He also writes for television and his third sci-fi novel, Version 43, was published in October.

0205 LAST20101224

With Ballantyne arrested, Jessica looks to have delivered the final sting in the tale.

by Philip Palmer

With Ballantyne under arrest, Jessica looks to have delivered the final sting in the tale.

Daniel Ballantyne - David Schofield

Jessica Brown - Hattie Morahan

Directed by Toby Swift

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The return of Daniel Ballantyne: monster and angel, thief and fraud...and genius.

He is about to face the challenge of his life.

Philip Palmer's compelling serial returns to the Woman's Hour drama.

Daniel Ballantyne is one of the greatest and most successful forgers of all time.

He is a rich man.

And he is dead.

His 'death', however, is just another forgery - he paid a body double who was dying of cancer to impersonate him.

Now, Ballantyne has nothing to fear.

He has everything he needs to enjoy a contented and quiet retirement.

But instead, Ballantyne goes out of his way to make enemies.

And he does this because he loves the danger.

That's his first fatal flaw.

But he has a nemesis.

Art expert Jessica Brown - who after writing her book on him knows Ballantyne better than anyone alive - is on his trail.

Ex-copper Andrew Jarrold, released from prison, has intimidated Jessica into finding Ballantyne.

But when Jessica does find Ballantyne, everything changes.

For he has a second fatal flaw: Jessica.

He duped her once, but only just; and he has come to respect her as an equal.

She is the only person in the world he truly cares for.

And together - they are terrifying.

Philip Palmer is an experienced radio dramatist.

He also writes for television and his third sci-fi novel, Version 43, was published in October.