In The Chair

It's time for a brand new investigation for George Cragge, BBC correspondent extraordinaire.

A six-part comedy thriller by Mark Tavener, starring Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as DCI Frank Jefferson, and Hugh Laurie as the prime minister.

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Hack George Cragge thinks an unrelated murder may be connected after all.

Comedy thriller with Michael Williams.

From June 1998.

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Hack George Cragge thinks an unrelated murder may be connected after all.

From June 1998.

Comedy thriller with Michael Williams.

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Hack George Cragge thinks an unrelated murder may be connected after all.

From June 1998.

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It's time for a brand new investigation for George Cragge, BBC correspondent extraordinaire.

A six-part comedy thriller by Mark Tavener, starring Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as DCI Frank Jefferson, and Hugh Laurie as the prime minister.

Maverick reporter George Cragge's retirement is cut short. From June 1998.

At last maverick crime reporter, George Cragge is retiring from the BBC to the delight of executives attending his retirement party. But his retirement is cut short by an urgent phone call - a serial killer is murdering dentists in London...

Mark Tavener's six-part satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as DCI Frank Jefferson, Hugh Laurie as the Prime Minister, Richard Griffiths as Crichton-Potter, John Bird as Martin, Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss, Rebecca Front as Marcia Mallon, Kenneth Cranham as Jim Hardie, Geoffrey Whitehead as Director of Personnel, Simon Greehall as the Chancellor, Jonathan Keeble as John and Susie Brann as Caroline.

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

Maverick reporter George Cragge's retirement is cut short. Mark Tavener's comic thriller with Michael Williams. From June 1998.

Maverick reporter George Cragge's retirement is cut short.

Maverick BBC reporter George Cragge's retirement is suddenly cut short.

Maverick correspondent George Cragge is at last retiring from the BBC.

But his retirement is cut short when he finds out that a serial killer is murdering LONDON dentists.

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It's time for a brand new investigation for George Cragge, BBC correspondent extraordinaire.

A six-part comedy thriller by Mark Tavener, starring Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as DCI Frank Jefferson, and Hugh Laurie as the prime minister.Maverick reporter George Cragge's retirement is cut short.

Maverick BBC reporter George Cragge's retirement is suddenly cut short.

Maverick correspondent George Cragge is at last retiring from the BBC.

But his retirement is cut short when he finds out that a serial killer is murdering LONDON dentists.

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Maverick BBC hack George Cragge probes New Labour links to the murders.

A fourth dentist has been murdered and BBC Crime Correspondent George Cragge is on the case.

George Cragge's theory that there is a connection between the murders and New Labour policy seems to be gaining credibility.

Our intrepid journalist George Cragg investigates the murder of four dentists.

Oh, and he's ably assisted by Detective Jefferson.

Our intrepid journalist George Cragge investigates the murder of 4 dentists.

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Maverick BBC hack George Cragge probes New Labour links to the murders.

Mark Tavener's six-part satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as DCI Frank Jefferson, Hugh Laurie as the Prime Minister, Richard Griffiths as Crichton-Potter, John Bird as Martin, Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss, Rebecca Front as Marcia Mallon, Kenneth Cranham as Jim Hardie, Geoffrey Whitehead as Director of Personnel, Simon Greehall as the Chancellor, Jonathan Keeble as John and Susie Brann as Caroline.

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

Maverick BBC hack George Cragge probes New Labour links to the murders. From June 1998.

Maverick BBC hack George Cragge probes New Labour links to the murders. Comedy thriller with Michael Williams. From June 1998.

A fourth dentist has been murdered and BBC Crime Correspondent George Cragge is on the case.

George Cragge's theory that there is a connection between the murders and New Labour policy seems to be gaining credibility.

Our intrepid journalist George Cragg investigates the murder of four dentists.

Oh, and he's ably assisted by Detective Jefferson.

Our intrepid journalist George Cragge investigates the murder of 4 dentists.

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Hack George Cragge's murder trail widens, as the BBC Chairman blunders. From June 1998.

Hack George Cragge is convinced that the minister for information has something to hide and the BBC Chairman gets implicated...

Mark Tavener's six-part satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as DCI Frank Jefferson, Hugh Laurie as the Prime Minister, Richard Griffiths as Crichton-Potter, John Bird as Martin, Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss, Rebecca Front as Marcia Mallon, Kenneth Cranham as Jim Hardie, Geoffrey Whitehead as Director of Personnel, Simon Greehall as the Chancellor, Jonathan Keeble as John and Susie Brann as Caroline.

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

Hack George Cragge's murder trail widens, as the BBC Chairman blunders.

Comedy thriller with Michael Williams.

From June 1998.

Is a government minister responsible for the murders? BBC Crime Correspondent George Cragge thinks so.

A fourth dentist has been murdered and BBC Crime Correspondent George Cragge is on the case.

Intrepid reporter George Crabbe is on the trail of the murderer.

The BBC Chairman decides to give a live speech on radio.

George Cragge becomes convinced that the minister for information has something to hide.

Intrepid reporter George Cragge is on the trail of the murderer.

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Hack George Cragge's murder trail widens, as the BBC Chairman blunders.

Is a government minister responsible for the murders? BBC Crime Correspondent George Cragge thinks so.

A fourth dentist has been murdered and BBC Crime Correspondent George Cragge is on the case.

Intrepid reporter George Crabbe is on the trail of the murderer.

The BBC Chairman decides to give a live speech on radio.

George Cragge becomes convinced that the minister for information has something to hide.

Intrepid reporter George Cragge is on the trail of the murderer.

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Will Charles Prentiss manage to scupper his rival's bid for the job of DG? Maverick hack George Cragge thinks an unrelated murder may be connected after all.

Mark Tavener's six-part satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as DCI Frank Jefferson, Hugh Laurie as the Prime Minister, Richard Griffiths as Crichton-Potter, John Bird as Martin, Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss, Rebecca Front as Marcia Mallon, Kenneth Cranham as Jim Hardie, Geoffrey Whitehead as Director of Personnel, Simon Greehall as the Chancellor, Jonathan Keeble as John and Susie Brann as Caroline.

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

Hack George Cragge thinks an unrelated murder may be connected after all. From June 1998.

Hack George Cragge thinks an unrelated murder may be connected after all. Comedy thriller with Michael Williams. From June 1998.

Hack George Cragge thinks an unrelated murder may be connected after all.

George Cragge believes that Marcia is the killer.

Will Charles Prentiss succeed in scuppering his main rival's bid for the job of director-general? The serial murderer is widens the circle of his or her activities, and no-one seems to be any closer to discovering the killer's identity..

George Cragge thinks that an unrelated murder might be connected after all.

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Hack George Cragge thinks an unrelated murder may be connected after all.

George Cragge believes that Marcia is the killer.

Will Charles Prentiss succeed in scuppering his main rival's bid for the job of director-general? The serial murderer is widens the circle of his or her activities, and no-one seems to be any closer to discovering the killer's identity..

George Cragge thinks that an unrelated murder might be connected after all.

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A Jobcentre murder makes hack George Cragge more uncertain of New Labour.

Links between the serial killings and New Labour appear stronger than ever for maverick hack, George Cragge.

Mark Tavener's six-part satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as DCI Frank Jefferson, Hugh Laurie as the Prime Minister, Richard Griffiths as Crichton-Potter, John Bird as Martin, Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss, Rebecca Front as Marcia Mallon, Kenneth Cranham as Jim Hardie, Geoffrey Whitehead as Director of Personnel, Simon Greehall as the Chancellor, Jonathan Keeble as John and Susie Brann as Caroline.

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

A Jobcentre murder makes hack George Cragge more uncertain of New Labour. Comedy thriller with Michael Williams. From July 1998.

The news is dominated by high political drama but the serial killer strikes again.

George Cragge investigates.

Charles still hasn't given up on becoming the next Director General.

After the murder of a Job Centre manager, links between the serial killings and New Labour appear stronger than ever.

Charles still hasn't given up on becoming the next Director General and Max is still reporting on the cricket.

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A Jobcentre murder makes hack George Cragge more uncertain of New Labour.

The news is dominated by high political drama but the serial killer strikes again.

George Cragge investigates.

Charles still hasn't given up on becoming the next Director General.

After the murder of a Job Centre manager, links between the serial killings and New Labour appear stronger than ever.

Charles still hasn't given up on becoming the next Director General and Max is still reporting on the cricket.

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Hack George Cragge unmasks the killer and the BBC gets a new chief.

The murderer is finally revealed, but not before George reads an Agatha Christie.

George Cragge is certain he knows the killer's identity.

Meanwhile, who will be the BBC's next director-general?

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Hack George Cragge unmasks the killer, and the BBC gets a new chief.

Hack George Cragge unmasks the killer, and the BBC gets a new chief. Comedy thriller with Michael Williams. From July 1998.

The murderer is finally revealed, but not before George reads an Agatha Christie.

George Cragge is certain he knows the killer's identity.

Meanwhile, who will be the BBC's next director-general?

Maverick hack George Cragge is certain he knows the killer's identity. Meanwhile, who will be the BBC's next director-general?

Mark Tavener's six-part satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as DCI Frank Jefferson, Hugh Laurie as the Prime Minister, Richard Griffiths as Crichton-Potter, John Bird as Martin, Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss, Rebecca Front as Marcia Mallon, Kenneth Cranham as Jim Hardie, Geoffrey Whitehead as Director of Personnel, Simon Greehall as the Chancellor, Jonathan Keeble as John and Susie Brann as Caroline.

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.