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010120090928

Police drama by Amelia Bullmore.

DCI Sue Craven's new job starts with a new partner, DS Watende Robinson, and a burnt-out corpse.

But before the day is out her secret past starts to become a professional problem that isn't going to go away.

DCI Sue Craven....Maxine Peake

DS Watende Robinson....Michael Obiora

Macca....Jack Deam

DI Bird....David Crellin

DSI Price....James Quinn

Michael Chambers....Reece Noi

Aaron Trent....Marcquelle Ward

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

DCI Sue Craven's new job starts with a new partner and a burnt-out corpse.

010220090929

Police drama by Amelia Bullmore.

DCI Sue Craven and DS Watende Robinson unite against bigotry and rising racial tensions, both in the office and on their murder cases, as things get personal and compromised.

DCI Sue Craven....Maxine Peake

DS Watende Robinson....Michael Obiora

Macca....Jack Deam

DI Bird....David Crellin

DSI Price....James Quinn

Michael Chambers....Reece Noi

Aaron Trent....Marcquelle Ward

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

DCI Sue Craven and DS Watende Robinson unite against bigotry and rising racial tensions.

010320090930

Police drama by Amelia Bullmore.

Craven risks exposure as Robinson gets nearer to the intimate truth of the Fenton murder case.

As Craven promises to look into racial harassment by the force in the past, DI Bird's sloppy policing threatens its future.

DCI Sue Craven....Maxine Peake

DS Watende Robinson....Michael Obiora

Macca....Jack Deam

DI Bird....David Crellin

DSI Price....James Quinn

Michael Chambers....Reece Noi

Aaron Trent....Marcquelle Ward

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

Craven risks exposure as Robinson gets nearer to the truth of the Fenton murder case.

0104*20091001

Police drama by Amelia Bullmore.

Happiness is short-lived as Craven is blamed in the press for DI Terry Bird's failings.

Robinson discovers Craven's secret relationship with a witness, compromising both the investigation and her job.

DCI Sue Craven....Maxine Peake

DS Watende Robinson....Michael Obiora

Macca....Jack Deam

DI Bird....David Crellin

DSI Price....James Quinn

Michael Chambers....Reece Noi

Aaron Trent....Marcquelle Ward

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

0105 LAST20091002

Police drama by Amelia Bullmore.

With Robinson demanding Craven's resignation and refusing to work with her, Craven and DI Bird are forced into an uncomfortable pretence at teamwork to solve the JJ case.

With Macca's trust betrayed, can Craven's mistakes, past and present, ever be forgiven?

DCI Sue Craven....Maxine Peake

DS Watende Robinson....Michael Obiora

Macca....Jack Deam

DI Bird....David Crellin

DSI Price....James Quinn

Michael Chambers....Reece Noi

Aaron Trent....Marcquelle Ward

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

Craven and Bird are forced into an uncomfortable pretence at teamwork to solve the JJ case

02012012031920130121

Series 2 of Amelia Bullmore's Police Drama 'Craven', starring Maxine Peake as Sue Craven returns to Radio 4.

As impending cuts threaten the staff of the Greater Manchester Police Murder Investigation Team, a case involving dangerous dogs and legal drugs piques DCI Craven's interest.

Her boss, DCI Price (James Quinn) warns Craven to concentrate on the bigger stories that might just save the staff, but Craven has other plans and dog loving Terry Bird, (David Crellin) puts old grievances aside to take on the case.

Craven is determined to prove that the dog bite murder of a homeless man, is part of a new wave of organised crime and the 'legal' drugs on sale at the Pet Shop is somehow linked. Her Boss DI Price has other plans and with DS Watende Robinson afraid of dogs, bending the rules won't be easy.

Producer: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

A case involving dangerous dogs and legal drugs piques DCI Craven's interest.

02022012032020130122

Series 2 of Amelia Bullmore's returning Police Drama 'Craven' starring Maxine Peake as Sue Craven continues on Radio 4.

Impending cuts continue to threaten the staff of the Greater Manchester Police Murder Investigation Team, and a case involving dangerous dogs and legal drugs causes friction as Sue Craven believes it is the key to a much bigger crime Her boss, DCI Price (James Quinn) warns Craven to concentrate on the bigger stories that might just save the staff, but Craven has other plans and dog loving Terry Bird, (David Crellin) puts old grievances aside to take on the case.

Craven is determined to prove that the dog bite murder of a homeless man, is part of a new wave of organised crime and the 'legal' drugs on sale at the Pet Shop is somehow linked. Her Boss DI Price has other plans.

DS Watende Robinson refuses to admit to the rest of the team that he is afraid of dogs and is distracted at work by the impending birth of his first baby. But DS Terry Bird has him sussed.

Producer: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

Craven believes a dog attack and a 'drugs busy' pet shop are the key to a bigger crime.

02032012032120130123

Series 2 of Amelia Bullmore's returning Police Drama 'Craven' starring Maxine Peake as Sue Craven continues on Radio 4.

Impending cuts continue to threaten the staff of the Greater Manchester Police Murder Investigation Team, and a case involving dangerous dogs and legal drugs causes friction as Sue Craven believes it is the key to a much bigger crime Her boss, DCI Price (James Quinn) warns Craven to concentrate on the bigger stories that might just save the staff, but Craven has other plans and dog loving Terry Bird, (David Crellin) puts old grievances aside to take on the case.

Craven is determined to prove that the dog bite murder of a homeless man, is part of a new wave of organised crime and the 'legal' drugs on sale at a local Pet Shop are somehow linked. Her Boss DI Price has other plans.

When one of Adams mates dies of a 'legal' drugs overdose, it is clear that the problem is wide spread and a local Pet Shop selling pond cleaner is not all it seems. Craven's 'regular irregular' lover, Macca (Jack Deam) helps out.

Producer: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

Threat of enforced retirement distracts Price, as a 17 year old dies from legal drug use.

02042012032220130124

Series 2 of Amelia Bullmore's retuning Police Drama 'Craven' starring Maxine Peake as Sue Craven continues on Radio 4.

Craven is determined to prove that the dog bite murder of a homeless man, is part of a new wave of organised crime and the 'legal' drugs on sale at the Pet Shop is somehow linked. Her Boss DI Price has other plans.

When one of Adams mates dies of a 'legal' drugs overdose it is clear that the problem is wide spread and a local Pet Shop selling pond cleaner is not all it seems.

Craven's 'regular irregular' lover, Macca (Jack Deam) helps out.

As Watende Robinson's wife goes into labour with their first baby, a break, takes the team to a farm in Denshaw where shocking activities and an abandoned child hint at a much bigger crime.

Producer: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

When Craven's team raid a farm for drugs, they are not prepared for the horrors discovered

030120120827

The police drama starring Maxine Peake returns to Radio 4 with a bizarre case.

The police drama by Amelia Bullmore, starring Maxine Peake, returns for a new series - with a strange case that is set to get more bizarre as the week unfolds.

"You have to be careful of the bizarre, because one man's odd is another man's system."

The episode begins when the body is found of a strangled man, with a missing finger and an extra front tooth. For Craven, alarm bells ring and she suspects the trade mark maiming of criminal mastermind Tony Lau.

The trail leads the team to a domestic address that has been converted into a cannabis factory.

This popular series is created by an all female production crew in Manchester and stars Maxine Peake as DCI Sue Craven.

Produced by Justine Potter

A Red Production Company production for BBC Radio 4.

030220120828

The case involving organised crime, cannabis farming and a missing finger continues.

Starring Maxine Peake.

The case involving a cannabis farm and a strangled, maimed South East Asian man's body is getting more and more bizarre as there are indications of serious organised crime at its heart.

The web of crime is getting ever more tangled, with more severed fingers than bodies and the hopeful shrines left in the Cannabis factories suggest desperate people in need of help and hope.

And then there's Craven's regular irregular love life with ex colleague Macca, which is about to hit serious problems when their unusual set up is challenged.

Producer: Justine Potter

A Red Production Company production for BBC Radio 4.

030320120829

Starring Maxine Peake.

Craven's new boss is unlikely to give her any slack and the discovery of the "Green Tsunami" of Cannabis factories in Manchester seems to be throwing up an ever increasing list of missing people.

An illegally trafficked Vietnamese immigrant who was caught gardening the crop at a Cannabis factory is not helping, and Craven can't concentrate because her regular irregular lover Macca has finally called the shots and their relationship appears to be over.

Not one of Craven's best days.

Producer: Justine Potter

A Red Production Company Production for BBC Radio 4.

Police drama by Amelia Bullmore.

030420120830

Starring Maxine Peake.

The statistics across the globe for modern day slavery are around 27 million and Craven is fast discovering that the trade is still very much alive and well in Manchester.

The Cannabis factory discoveries have revealed the tip of the iceberg of illegally trafficked Vietnamese children and adults, brought in to work as gardeners in a serious case of organised crime.

On top of that there's a "blobby gingernut" on the loose who escaped from a factory where his accomplice was left with a hammer in his head, more bodies to account for....and then there's a phone call. What Craven really doesn't need is this news from her mother. But when did her relationship with her mother ever feel convenient? And where is Craven's on-off relationship with Macca now?

Producer: Justine Potter

A Red Production Company production for BBC Radio 4.

A call from Craven's mother interrupts this case of modern-day slavery.

0305 LAST20120831

Starring Maxine Peake.

The case is looking too big to solve and the body count is rising. Craven and Macca may finally get to talk, if her mum doesn't get in the way - but Craven's priorities are exposed when work, family and love life collide.

Craven must find La Thu Huyen if she has any chance of solving this case. And she must work out a strategy to deal with her mother and her lover at home.

This case concludes - Craven returns as an Afternoon Drama on Radio 4 on Monday 3rd September.

Producer: Justine Potter

A Red Production Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Can a showdown between Craven's mother and lover halt pursuit of La Thu Huyen?