The Rivals

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Now he has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals.

Episodes

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0101The Murders In The Rue Morgue20111019

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Now he has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals.By Edgar Allan Poe.

  • duborg - Brian Bowles
  • dupin - Andrew Scott
  • granjean - Sean Baker
  • he begins with the famous case of the murders in the rue morgue, and the eccentric talents of auguste dupin
  • mme duborg - Jane Whittenshaw
  • the sailor - Stuart Mcloughlin

  • 0102The Problem Of Cell 1320111026

    He continues with the extraordinary story of Professor SFX Van Dusen, who thinks his way out of a locked prison cell.

  • by Jacques Futrelle
  • dramatised by Chris Harrald
  • fielding - Sean Baker
  • hatch - Alun Raglan
  • merriman - Stuart Mcloughlin
  • o'connor - Simon Bubb
  • van dusen - Paul Rhys

  • 0103Murder By Proxy20111102

    He continues with a country house murder and the devious talents of private detective Paul Beck.

  • beck - Anton Lesser
  • by Matthias Mcdonnel Bodkin
  • jonathan - Stuart Mcloughlin
  • julia - Eloise Secker
  • mark - Simon Bubb
  • mrs beck - Jane Whittenshaw
  • neville - Sean Baker
  • tilley - Brian Bowles

  • 0104 LASTThe Mystery Of Redstone Manor20111109

    By Chris Harrald, based on the character by Catherine Louisa Pirkis.

    He concludes with a nail-biting adventure that features the uncompromising Loveday Brooke.

    Loveday.

    Honeysuckle Weeks

    Winter.

    Brian Bowles

    Simkins.

    Stuart McLoughlin

    Alex.

    Daniel Rabin

    0201The Problem Of The Superfluous Finger2013091820150529 (BBC7)
    20150530 (BBC7)

    Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's brilliant rival Professor SFX Van Dusen.

    By Jaques Futrelle.

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memories and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He begins with his collaboration with "The Thinking Machine" Professor SFX Van Dusen, trying to solve a strange case involving self-mutilation.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    He begins with his collaboration with "The Thinking Machine" Professor SFX Van Dusen, trying to solve a strange case involving self-mutilation.

    0202The Clue Of The Silver Spoons2013092520150606 (BBC7)

    By Robert Barr.

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memories and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with Food Connoisseur and Detective Eugene Valmont trying to solve a curious series of thefts from private dinner parties

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    He continues with Food Connoisseur and Detective Eugene Valmont trying to solve a curious series of thefts from private dinner parties.

    0203The Intangible Clue2013100220150612 (BBC7)
    20150613 (BBC7)

    Amateur sleuth Lady Violet Strange tries to solve a murder with apparently no clues.

    By Anna Katharine Green

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memories and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with gifted amateur sleuth Lady Violet Strange trying to solve a horrific murder with apparently no clues.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    He continues with gifted amateur sleuth Lady Violet Strange trying to solve a horrific murder with apparently no clues.

    0204 LASTThe Game Played In The Dark2013100920150619 (BBC7)
    20150620 (BBC7)

    By Ernest Bramah

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memories and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He finishes the present series with the blind detective Max Carrados who tries to stop international master criminal Fane from selling compromising letters which could derail an upcoming royal wedding.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    He finishes the present series with the blind detective Max Carrados who tries to stop international master criminal Fane from selling compromising letters which could derail an upcoming royal wedding.

    By Ernest Bramah. Blind detective Max Carrados tries to thwart master criminal Fane.

    0301The Knight's Cross Signal Problem20141231

    Based on a short story by Ernest Bramah.

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with blind detective Max Carrados as they try to discover who caused a horrific train crash at Knights Cross where the driver of the train swears the light was green and the signalman swears the light was red.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'The Knight's Cross Signal Problem' by Ernest Bramah: http://fullreads.com/literature/the-knights-cross-signal-problem/.

    0302A Snapshot20150107

    Based on a short story by M. McDonnell Bodkin

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with private detective and keen gardener Paul Beck as they question the apparently watertight evidence against Squire Clement Gore in a fatal shooting.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'A Snapshot' by M. McDonnell Bodkin.

    0303Seven, Seven, Seven - City20150114

    Based on a short story by Julius Chambers

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He starts with gifted amateur sleuth Mrs Edith Marchmont, trying to stop a murder plot overheard on a crossed telephone line.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'Seven Seven Seven City' by Julius Chambers: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600421.txt.

    0304 LASTThe Moabite Cipher20150121

    Based on a short story by R. Austin Freeman

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with Dr James Thorndike as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats, despite Lestrade's and James' aversions to Kaplan's charismatic preaching and healing.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'The Moabite Cipher' by R. Austin Freeman: http://www.online-literature.com/r-freeman/john-thorndykes-cases/6/.