|01||The Tremendous Adventures Of Major Brown||20050404||20130812 (BBC7)|
A retired soldier finds himself threatened by a flowerbed.
Retired KC Basil Grant, his brother Rupert and colleague Charlie Swinburne receive a visit from Major Brown at Basil's garrett in Lambeth.
The retired soldier recounts a tale which begins with a most disturbing discovery.
While taking his daily constitutional his attention is directed to a marvellous display of yellow pansies that spell out the chilling slogan: ""Death to Major Brown"".
What follows is possibly the most extraordinary tale of all time.
|02||The Painful Fall Of A Great Reputation||20050411||20130813 (BBC7)|
Basil spies Mr Wimpole, the wickedest man in England. But Charlie demands proof.
This week's extraordinary tale finds Basil Grant, retired KC, his brother, Rupert and his colleague Charlie Swinburne on the top deck of a tramcar travelling through the 'squalid eternity' of North LONDON.
In the midst of a sea of cadgers, pickpockets and hooligans, Basil spies one Mr Wimpole - who he claims is the wickedest man in ENGLAND.
At Charlie's reasonable demands for proof Basil throws them into a frantic chase across LONDON.
|03||The Awful Reason Of The Vicar's Visit||20050418||20130814 (BBC7)|
A distressed reverend begins his tale of a monstrous outrage committed against him.
is a mystery, especially when that most distressed reverend gentleman begins his tale of a monstrous outrage committed against him.
However, when Basil leaps at the cleric and demands to see him 'without his whiskers!', both Charlie and Rupert believe he has finally taken leave of his peculiar senses Or is there a method to the vicars mad tale that may link him to the Club of Queer Trades.
|04||The Singular Speculation Of The House Agent||20050425||20130815 (BBC7)|
Rupert believes Lt Drummond Keith is boorish, but at least his abode is interesting.
The tale of a mad military adventurer, Lieutenant Drummond Keith, whom Rupert believes to be a rogue.
He insists they follow him - en route witnessing a disturbing incident with the lieutenant's sword-stick and meeting a house-agent with a fondness for ferrets.
But Keith gives them the slip amidst the trees of Buxton Common.
And while Charlie and Rupert remain stumped, Basil's powers of detection reach new heights in the search for Lieutenant Drummond Keith.
|05||The Noticeable Conduct Of Professor Chadd||20050502||20130816 (BBC7)|
The ethnologist's three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak.
The conduct of Professor Chadd is apparent to everyone who calls at the home of the noted ethnologist.
However, his three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak.
The sisters waste no time in summoning the Professor's equally eccentric acquaintance, Basil Grant.
Can Basil save the highly respected Professor from his madness and the wrath of his employers at the British Museum? And just why does Professor Chadd insist on shaking his leg in the manner of a bee?
dramatised by simon littlefield
|06 LAST||The Eccentric Seclusion Of The Old Lady||20050509||20130819 (BBC7)|
Could it be that Basil has an odd vocation of his own?
is revealed to Rupert and Charlie after her cries distract them from a pleasant summer evening, spent in the pursuit of a careless milkman.
Her desperate cry of "when shall I get out?" spurs Rupert and Basil to immediate action and to housebreaking.
When the old lady refuses to leave her subterranean cell, even the great Basil Grant is at a loss to solve this particular LONDON crime.