A Small Town Murder

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010120081215

Crime mystery by Scott Cherry, featuring police family liaison officer Jacqui Hartwell.

It soon becomes apparent to that the death of Professor Leonard Hines was no accident.

010220081216

Crime mystery by Scott Cherry, featuring police family liaison officer Jacqui Hartwell.

Jacqui becomes convinced that Professor Hines's family know more about his murder than they are prepared to admit.

Jacqui....Meera Syal

  • di long....Maureen Beattie
  • ellen....Barbara Flynn
  • heather....kellie shirley
  • max....jo kloska
  • neil....David Horovitch

  • 010320081217

    Crime mystery by Scott Cherry, featuring police family liaison officer Jacqui Hartwell.

    Jacqui disagrees with her boss, DI Long, about the identity of the killer.

    Jacqui....Meera Syal

  • di long....Maureen Beattie
  • ellen....Barbara Flynn
  • heather....kellie shirley
  • max....jo kloska
  • neil....David Horovitch

  • 010420081218

    Jacqui is convinced that she has caught the killer and makes an arrest.

    Crime mystery by Scott Cherry, featuring police family liaison officer Jacqui Hartwell.

    Jacqui....Meera Syal

  • di long....Maureen Beattie
  • ellen....Barbara Flynn
  • heather....kellie shirley
  • max....jo kloska
  • neil....David Horovitch

  • 0105 LAST20081219

    Jacqui finally catches Professor Hines's killer.

    Crime mystery by Scott Cherry, featuring police family liaison officer Jacqui Hartwell.

    Agonising family secrets come to the surface as Jacqui finally catches Professor Hines's killer.

    Jacqui....Meera Syal

  • di long....Maureen Beattie
  • ellen....Barbara Flynn
  • heather....kellie shirley
  • max....jo kloska
  • neil....David Horovitch

  • 020120100405

    DC Jackie Hartwell supports the family of a political activist killed by a train.

    1/5

    Jackie Hart (35) is a Family Liason Officer solving cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of a Family Liaison Officer is that of an investigator.

    In performing this role the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    The crimes, mainly murders, are presented as mysteries which Jackie solves in the whodunit tradition where events and characters never turn out to be what they at first appear.

    Jackie makes frequent use of VOI in the form of an audiolog to confide her thoughts and suspicions.

    Police guidelines: The Contact Log will be used to record details of contact with family members and other parties connected to the family.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, working as part of an active team of investigating CID officers..

    but because she works in liaison she gets closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions and is able to investigate in a way her colleagues can't - combining empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    And this is what defines the series - other officers are kept to the far periphery as we focus intimately on Jackie and those she is both supporting and suspecting, in stories which feel more like sensitive character studies than police procedurals.

    Jackie - Meera Syal

    Gillian - Niamh Cusack

    Peter - Mathew Marsh

    Michael - Ollie Barbieri

    The producer is Clive Brill.

    This is a Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    020220100406

    Jackie starts to suspect Gillian of being involved in the death of her husband.

    2/5

    Jackie Hart (35) is a Family Liason Officer solving cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of a Family Liaison Officer is that of an investigator.

    In performing this role the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    The crimes, mainly murders, are presented as mysteries which Jackie solves in the whodunit tradition where events and characters never turn out to be what they at first appear.

    Jackie makes frequent use of VOI in the form of an audiolog to confide her thoughts and suspicions.

    Police guidelines: The Contact Log will be used to record details of contact with family members and other parties connected to the family.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, working as part of an active team of investigating CID officers..

    but because she works in liason she gets closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions and is able to investigate in a way her colleagues can't - combining empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    And this is what defines the series - other officers are kept to the far periphery as we focus intimately on Jackie and those she is both supporting and suspecting, in stories which feel more like sensitive character studies than police procedurals.

    Jackie - Meera Syal

    Gillian - Niamh Cusack

    Peter - Mathew Marsh

    Michael - Ollie Barbieri

    The producer is Clive Brill, and this is a Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    020320100407

    Jackie begins to wonder if 15-year-old Michael had anything to do with his father's death.

    3/5

    Jackie Hart (35) is a Family Liason Officer solving cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of a Family Liaison Officer is that of an investigator.

    In performing this role the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    The crimes, mainly murders, are presented as mysteries which Jackie solves in the whodunit tradition where events and characters never turn out to be what they at first appear.

    Jackie makes frequent use of VOI in the form of an audiolog to confide her thoughts and suspicions.

    Police guidelines: The Contact Log will be used to record details of contact with family members and other parties connected to the family.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, working as part of an active team of investigating CID officers..

    but because she works in liason she gets closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions and is able to investigate in a way her colleagues can't - combining empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    And this is what defines the series - other officers are kept to the far periphery as we focus intimately on Jackie and those she is both supporting and suspecting, in stories which feel more like sensitive character studies than police procedurals.

    Jackie - Meera Syal

    Gillian - Niamh Cusack

    Peter - Mathew Marsh

    Michael - Ollie Barbieri

    The producer is Clive Brill, and this is a Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    020420100408

    Would Richard Barnes have killed himself if, as everyone says, he'd never been happier?

    4/5

    Jackie Hart (35) is a Family Liason Officer solving cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of a Family Liaison Officer is that of an investigator.

    In performing this role the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    The crimes, mainly murders, are presented as mysteries which Jackie solves in the whodunit tradition where events and characters never turn out to be what they at first appear.

    Jackie makes frequent use of VOI in the form of an audiolog to confide her thoughts and suspicions.

    Police guidelines: The Contact Log will be used to record details of contact with family members and other parties connected to the family.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, working as part of an active team of investigating CID officers..

    but because she works in liason she gets closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions and is able to investigate in a way her colleagues can't - combining empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    And this is what defines the series - other officers are kept to the far periphery as we focus intimately on Jackie and those she is both supporting and suspecting, in stories which feel more like sensitive character studies than police procedurals.

    Jackie - Meera Syal

    Gillian - Niamh Cusack

    Peter - Mathew Marsh

    Michael - Ollie Barbieri

    The producer is Clive Brill, and this is a Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    0205 LAST20100415
    040120120423

    By Scott Cherry

    In the first episode of 'A Small Town Murder' by Scott Cherry: it looks like Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, might be offered some paid leave after the tragic events of a recent case.

    Jackie Hartwell (played by Meera Syal) is a West Midlands Family Liaison Officer who solves cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of an FLO is that of an investigator. In performing this role, the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, functioning as part of an active team of investigating CID officers. But working in liaison enables her to get closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions, than the rest of her colleagues - allowing her to investigate in a way they can't, as she combines empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    In Series 4 of 'A Small Town Murder', Jackie is asked to be FLO to the parents of a young man whose murdered body is found floating in the local canal. But as she tries to support the family and solve the murder, Jackie finds herself becoming more and more distracted by the tragic consequences of a previous case.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie Hartwell deals with the tragic events of a recent case.

    040220120424

    By Scott Cherry

    In the second episode of 'A Small Town Murder' by Scott Cherry: Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, gets closer to identifying the malnourished body of the young man found floating in the canal.

    Jackie Hartwell (played by Meera Syal) is a West Midlands Family Liaison Officer who solves cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of an FLO is that of an investigator. In performing this role, the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, functioning as part of an active team of investigating CID officers. But working in liaison enables her to get closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions, than the rest of her colleagues - allowing her to investigate in a way they can't, as she combines empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    In Series 4 of 'A Small Town Murder', Jackie is asked to be FLO to the parents of a young man whose murdered body is found floating in the local canal. But as she tries to support the family and solve the murder, Jackie finds herself becoming more and more distracted by the tragic consequences of a previous case.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie gets closer to identifying the body of the young man found floating in the canal.

    040320120425

    By Scott Cherry

    In the third episode of 'A Small Town Murder' by Scott Cherry: Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, is finding it hard to win Sue and Carl's trust.

    Jackie Hartwell (played by Meera Syal) is a West Midlands Family Liaison Officer who solves cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of an FLO is that of an investigator. In performing this role, the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, functioning as part of an active team of investigating CID officers. But working in liaison enables her to get closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions, than the rest of her colleagues - allowing her to investigate in a way they can't, as she combines empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    In Series 4 of 'A Small Town Murder', Jackie is asked to be FLO to the parents of a young man whose murdered body is found floating in the local canal. But as she tries to support the family and solve the murder, Jackie finds herself becoming more and more distracted by the tragic consequences of a previous case.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie is finding it hard to win Sue and Carl's trust.

    040420120426

    By Scott Cherry

    In the fourth episode of 'A Small Town Murder' by Scott Cherry: Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, is faced with giving Sue and Carl some frustrating news.

    Jackie Hartwell (played by Meera Syal) is a West Midlands Family Liaison Officer who solves cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of an FLO is that of an investigator. In performing this role, the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, functioning as part of an active team of investigating CID officers. But working in liaison enables her to get closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions, than the rest of her colleagues - allowing her to investigate in a way they can't, as she combines empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    In Series 4 of 'A Small Town Murder', Jackie is asked to be FLO to the parents of a young man whose murdered body is found floating in the local canal. But as she tries to support the family and solve the murder, Jackie finds herself becoming more and more distracted by the tragic consequences of a previous case.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie Hartwell is faced with giving Sue and Carl some frustrating news.

    0405 LAST20120427

    By Scott Cherry

    In the final episode of ' A Small Town Murder' by Scott Cherry: Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, hurries back to the canal in the hope of finding Sue and Carl.

    Jackie Hartwell (played by Meera Syal) is a West Midlands Family Liaison Officer who solves cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of an FLO is that of an investigator. In performing this role, the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, functioning as part of an active team of investigating CID officers. But working in liaison enables her to get closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions, than the rest of her colleagues - allowing her to investigate in a way they can't, as she combines empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    In Series 4 of 'A Small Town Murder', Jackie is asked to be FLO to the parents of a young man whose murdered body is found floating in the local canal. But as she tries to support the family and solve the murder, Jackie finds herself becoming more and more distracted by the tragic consequences of a previous case.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie Hartwell hurries back to the canal in the hope of finding Sue and Carl.

    050120130401

    Family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell supports a man whose wife has just been abducted.

    By Scott Cherry

    When married woman, Anna Pyne, is violently abducted from home, Family Liaison Officer DC Jackie Hartwell is tasked to support her husband, Martin - brother of West Midlands drug lord, Jimmy Pyne.

    Jackie tries to discover if the kidnapping could be related to Jimmy's criminal activities. Is Martin the respectable businessman he makes himself out to be? Has he really had nothing to do with his criminal brother?

    When an unexpected twist during the ransom drop makes it clear Martin's withholding vital information, Jackie has to work hard to get him to reveal everything he knows - and she soon finds herself uncovering a heartbreaking story of murder, betrayal and revenge.

    Episode 1 (of 5)

    As Jackie supports Martin by keeping him informed of the investigation's progress, she also tries to discover if he has any information which might lead to the identification of any possible suspects. But why should he? He has no criminal convictions. Perhaps he's just being targeted for being Jimmy Pyne's brother. One thing's for sure, the amount of blood at the scene indicates Anna was seriously hurt when she was abducted - so Jackie and her team must do everything they can to find her as soon as possible.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    050220130402

    Family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell is helping Martin deal with his wife's abduction.

    By Scott Cherry

    When married woman, Anna Pyne, is violently abducted from home, Family Liaison Officer DC Jackie Hartwell is tasked to support her husband, Martin - brother of West Midlands drug lord, Jimmy Pyne.

    Jackie tries to discover if the kidnapping could be related to Jimmy's criminal activities. Is Martin the respectable businessman he makes himself out to be? Has he really had nothing to do with his criminal brother?

    When an unexpected twist during the ransom drop makes it clear Martin's withholding vital information, Jackie has to work hard to get him to reveal everything he knows - and she soon finds herself uncovering a heartbreaking story of murder, betrayal and revenge.

    Episode 2 (of 5)

    Jackie Hartwell finds herself caught between Martin wanting to co-operate with the kidnapper's financial demands, and a hostage negotiator wanting them to adopt a tougher stance and make demands of their own. Meanwhile, DI Peter Sanders presses Jackie to find out if Martin has any idea who's responsible.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    050320130403

    The kidnappers demand that Jackie delivers the ransom money in person.

    By Scott Cherry

    When married woman, Anna Pyne, is violently abducted from home, Family Liaison Officer DC Jackie Hartwell is tasked to support her husband, Martin - brother of West Midlands drug lord, Jimmy Pyne.

    Jackie tries to discover if the kidnapping could be related to Jimmy's criminal activities. Is Martin the respectable businessman he makes himself out to be? Has he really had nothing to do with his criminal brother?

    When an unexpected twist during the ransom drop makes it clear Martin's withholding vital information, Jackie has to work hard to get him to reveal everything he knows - and she soon finds herself uncovering a heartbreaking story of murder, betrayal and revenge.

    Episode 3 (of 5)

    It's been 24 hours since Anna Pyne was abducted and the kidnappers are demanding that Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, delivers the ransom money in person. Jackie's to wait in front of the Birmingham Town Hall for instructions. But will they do as they say and release Anna? It's only when they get to Steelhouse Lane that Jackie finally realises the kidnappers are after more than just money.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    050420130404

    Jackie has to make Martin realise that he is going to have to tell his wife all he knows.

    By Scott Cherry

    When married woman, Anna Pyne, is violently abducted from home, Family Liaison Officer DC Jackie Hartwell is tasked to support her husband, Martin - brother of West Midlands drug lord, Jimmy Pyne.

    Jackie tries to discover if the kidnapping could be related to Jimmy's criminal activities. Is Martin the respectable businessman he makes himself out to be? Has he really had nothing to do with his criminal brother?

    When an unexpected twist during the ransom drop makes it clear Martin's withholding vital information, Jackie has to work hard to get him to reveal everything he knows - and she soon finds herself uncovering a heartbreaking story of murder, betrayal and revenge.

    Episode 4 (of 5)

    Anna Pyne is still being held by kidnappers who are implying that her husband, Martin, has been bribing police officers. Why are they making this claim when Martin insists he's a respectable, law-abiding businessman who's never had anything to do with his brother's criminal activities? Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, has to make Martin realise that, if that he's to have any chance of getting his wife back alive, then he's going to have to tell her the truth.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    0505 LAST20130405

    Jackie Hartwell finally gets Martin to reveal the awful truth.

    By Scott Cherry

    When married woman, Anna Pyne, is violently abducted from home, Family Liaison Officer DC Jackie Hartwell is tasked to support her husband, Martin - brother of West Midlands drug lord, Jimmy Pyne.

    Jackie tries to discover if the kidnapping could be related to Jimmy's criminal activities. Is Martin the respectable businessman he makes himself out to be? Has he really had nothing to do with his criminal brother?

    When an unexpected twist during the ransom drop makes it clear Martin's withholding vital information, Jackie has to work hard to get him to reveal everything he knows - and she soon finds herself uncovering a heartbreaking story of murder, betrayal and revenge.

    Episode 5 (of 5)

    Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, finally gets Martin to reveal details of the awful tragedy which led to the arrest of his brother and the brutal kidnapping of his wife.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    05OMNI20130406 (BBC7)
    20130407 (BBC7)

    Is a woman's abduction linked to her gangster brother-in-law? Jackie Hartwell investigates

    Made for 4 Extra. Is a woman's abduction linked to her gangster brother-in-law? Jackie Hartwell of Family Liaison investigates. Stars Meera Syal.

    15MD0120140630

    Meera Syal plays Jackie Hartwell, assigned to help Emma whose young daughter is missing.

    Meera Syall returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell and is assigned to help Emma whose 15 year old daughter Caari has inexplicably gone missing.

    Emma is a psychic and remains convinced that her daughter is alive and well but, as time passes, even Emma's rock solid faith begins to crack.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    15MD0220140701

    With Meera Syall. Caari is still missing, and now Emma's boyfriend has also disappeared.

    Meera Syall returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell and is assigned to help Emma whose 15 year old daughter Caari has inexplicably gone missing.

    Emma is a psychic and remains convinced that her daughter is alive and well but, as time passes, even Emma's rock solid faith begins to crack.

    Cast:

    Jackie Hartwell....Meera Syal

    Emma....Emma Fielding

    Peter....Matthew Marsh

    Nimmy....Lotte Rice

    Lee....John Hollingworth

    Ian....Nigel Cooke

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    15MD0320140702

    15MD0320140702

    By Scott Cherry. Caari's bag has suddenly turned up in a strange place.

    15MD0320140702

    15MD0320140702

    Meera Syall returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell and is assigned to help Emma whose 15 year old daughter Caari has inexplicably gone missing.

    Emma is a psychic and remains convinced that her daughter is alive and well but, as time passes, even Emma's rock solid faith begins to crack.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    15MD0420140703

    15MD0420140703

    By Scott Cherry. Ian has suddenly returned, claiming he went to help his mother.

    15MD0420140703

    15MD0420140703

    Meera Syall returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell and is assigned to help Emma whose 15 year old daughter Caari has inexplicably gone missing.

    Emma is a psychic and remains convinced that her daughter is alive and well but, as time passes, even Emma's rock solid faith begins to crack.

    Cast:

    Jackie Hartwell..............Meera Syal

    Emma............................Emma Fielding

    Peter.............................Matthew Marsh

    Nimmy...........................Lotte Rice

    Lee...............................John Hollingworth

    Ian...............................Nigel Cooke

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    15MD05 LAST20140704

    By Scott Cherry. Emma is convinced that Caari may be found in a nearby stretch of woodland

    Meera Syall returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell and is assigned to help Emma whose 15 year old daughter Caari has inexplicably gone missing.

    Emma is a psychic and remains convinced that her daughter is alive and well but, as time passes, even Emma's rock solid faith begins to crack.

    Cast:

    Jackie Hartwell....Meera Syal

    Emma....Emma Fielding

    Peter....Matthew Marsh

    Nimmy....Lotte Rice

    Lee....John Hollingworth

    Ian....Nigel Cooke

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.