The Radio Detectives

Episodes

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0105 LASTThe Shadow Knows1998061720040312 (BBC7)
20050111 (BBC7)
20051202 (BBC7)
20051203 (BBC7)
20060817 (BBC7)
20170616 (BBC7)

Jeffrey Richards looks at an American detective phenomenon taken from the comic books and once played by Orson Welles.

Jeffrey Richards unravels the history of Walter Gibson's legendary force against evil, The Shadow.

Featuring the classic Orson Welles portrayal and an interview with Simon Callow.

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.

0201As My Whimsy Takes Me1999051820040405 (BBC7)
20050112 (BBC7)
20051205 (BBC7)
20051206 (BBC7)
20060824 (BBC7)

Jeffrey Richards investigates Lord Peter Wimsey with help from Ian Carmichael, Simon Brett and Jill Paton Walsh.

Professor Jeffrey Richards investigates Dorothy L Sayers' aristocratic amateur detective, Lord Peter Wimsey.

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.

0204A Case For Doctor Morelle1999060820040426 (BBC7)
20050117 (BBC7)
20051208 (BBC7)
20051209 (BBC7)
20060831 (BBC7)
20070622 (BBC7)
20070623 (BBC7)
20080715 (BBC7)
20080716 (BBC7)
20090510 (BBC7)
20091030 (BBC7)
20091031 (BBC7)
20100828 (BBC7)
20100829 (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

Professor Jeffrey Richards interviews Ernest Dudley, the creator of radio detective Dr Morelle.

A look at how Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective Dr Morelle uses psychology as well as criminology to solve cases.

Prof Jeffrey Richards interviews Ernest Dudley, the creator of radio detective Dr Morelle.

0205 LASTOn The Beat With Pc 491999061520040503 (BBC7)
20050118 (BBC7)
20051209 (BBC7)
20051210 (BBC7)
20060921 (BBC7)
20090517 BT=1730 (BBC7)
20090517 (BBC7)
20100904 (BBC7)
20100905 (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.

0301Sam Spade - The Original Private Eye2000022920050119 (BBC7)
20051212 (BBC7)
20051213 (BBC7)
20060928 (BBC7)
20090524 (BBC7)
20100911 (BBC7)
20100912 (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.

Professor Jeffrey Richards explores the development of the tough, hard-boiled, wisecracking but principled detective, Sam Spade.

0303The Innocence Of Father Brown2000031420050121 (BBC7)
20051214 (BBC7)
20051215 (BBC7)
20061012 (BBC7)
20080714 (BBC7)
20080715 (BBC7)
20090607 (BBC7)
20100925 (BBC7)
20100926 (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.

0304The Genius Of Gideon Fell2000032120050124 (BBC7)
20051215 (BBC7)
20051216 (BBC7)
20061019 (BBC7)
20090614 (BBC7)
20101002 (BBC7)
20101003 (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.

Dr Gideon Fell, creation of John Dixon Carr and immortalised by Donald Sinden, is examined by Professor Jeffrey Richard.

A look at Dr Gideon Fell, an archetypal English eccentric created by American-born John Dickson Carr.

0305 LASTStand By For West2000032820050125 (BBC7)
20051216 (BBC7)
20051217 (BBC7)
20061026 (BBC7)
20090621 (BBC7)
20101009 (BBC7)
20101010 (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.

Professor Jeffrey Richards delves into the detective fiction of John Creasey and his popular creation Inspector West.

Jeffrey Richards looks at John Creasey, author of the Inspector West novels and founder of the Crime Writers Association.

An examination of the top-class detective fiction of John Creasey and one of his most popular creations - Inspector West.