|01||05 LAST||The Shadow Knows||19980617||20040312 (BBC7)|
The history of Walter Gibson's legendary force against evil, featuring Orson Welles.
Professor Jeffery Richards unravels the history and portrayals of Walter Gibson's pulp fiction force against evil, The Shadow.
Featuring the classic Orson Welles portrayal and an interview with Simon Callow.
Affectionate five-part series about popular radio detectives.
Producer: Jon Rolph
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.
|02||01||As My Whimsy Takes Me||19990518||20040405 (BBC7)|
Dorothy L Sayers' Lord Peter Whimsy is examined.
Possibly the most distinguished of sleuths, who even had an entry in Who's Who.
The casebook of Lord Peter Wimsey, Dorothy L Sayers's aristocratic amateur detective, who appeared on radio as well as in books, films and on television.
|02||04||A Case For Doctor Morelle||19990608||20040426 (BBC7)|
Examining how the Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective solved his cases.
Professor Jeffrey Richards investigates how the London Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective solved his cases.
Jeffrey Richards looks at how the Harley St psychiatrist-turned detective solved his cases
A look at how Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective Dr Morelle uses psychology as well as criminology to solve cases.
|02||05 LAST||On The Beat With Pc 49||19990615||20040503 (BBC7)|
20090517 BT=1730 (BBC7)
Professor Jeffrey Richards recalls the popular street bobby.
Professor Jeffrey Richards recalls the popular street bobby and asks Susan Stranks about her father Alan's sleuthing creation.
Professor Richards looks at the ordinary policeman on the beat.
Created by Alan Stranks, Richards talks to his daughter, Susan.
Created specifically for radio, PC 49 is an ordinary bobby on the beat, solving crime in the late 40s and early 50s.
Professor Jeffrey Richards uncovers a combination of light comedy and sleuthing in a character who also appeared in comic strips and films as spinoffs.
|03||01||Sam Spade - The Original Private Eye||20000229||20050119 (BBC7)|
Jeffrey Richards explores the development of the hard-boiled, wisecracking investigator.
Professor Jeffrey Richards explores the development of the hard-boiled, wisecracking - but principled - investigator.
Professor Jeffrey Richards explores the development of the hard-boiled, wisecracking investigator with principles.
|03||03||The Innocence Of Father Brown||20000314||20050121 (BBC7)|
Professor Jeffrey Richards investigates the Catholic parish priest from East Anglia.
Professor Jeffrey Richards investigates the guileless Catholic parish priest from East Anglia, created by GK Chesterton.
Jeffrey Richards looks at GK Chesterton's guileless Catholic parish priest from East Anglia, Father Brown.
|03||04||The Genius Of Gideon Fell||20000321||20050124 (BBC7)|
Professor Jeffrey Richards profiles John Dickson Carr's archetypal English eccentric.
Professor Jeffrey Richards profiles John Dickson Carr's archetypal English eccentric, played by Sir Donald Sinden.
|03||05 LAST||Stand By For West||20000328||20050125 (BBC7)|
Professor Jeffrey Richards profiles John Creasey's Scotland Yard inspector Roger West.
Professor Jeffrey Richards profiles John Creasey's Scotland Yard inspector Roger West, played by Patrick Allen.
An examination of the top-class detective fiction of John Creasey and one of his most popular creations - Inspector West.