Thrilling Stories Of The Railway

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
Sir Gilbert Murrell's Picture

The Affair Of The Corridor Express

The Affair Of The German Dispatch-box

The Stolen Necklace

01The Affair Of The German Dispatch-box20081208 (BBC7)
20081209 (BBC7)
20081210 (BBC7)
20090727 (BBC7)
20090728 (BBC7)
20100208 (BBC7)
20100209 (BBC7)
20120220 (BBC7)
20120221 (BBC7)
20121203 (BBC7)
20121204 (BBC7)
20161205 (BBC7)

Can daring Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell intercept vital papers?

Can daring Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell intercept vital papers? Benedict Cumberbatch reads Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's tale.

Amateur sleuth and railway expert Thorpe Hazell has a plan to retrieve a vital document.

Amateur sleuth and railway expert Thorpe Hazell has a daring plan to retrieve a vital document.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Hazell hatches a daring plan to retrieve a highly-sensitive government document.

Hazell hatches a daring plan to retrieve a highly-sensitive government document before it reaches the German Ambassador.

An entire wagon containing valuable paintings disappears from a goods train.

Edwardian amateur sleuth and railway expert Thorpe Hazell has a daring plan to retrieve a vital document. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Can daring amateur sleuth, Thorpe Hazell help to intercept a German dispatch-box containing a highly confidential document stolen from the British Government?

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's tales about the speciality detective who uses his locomotive expertise to solve the audacious and ingenious crimes plaguing the Edwardian railways.

Eccentric Thorpe Hazell is in many ways a man before his time: a vegetarian and health fanatic using his encyclopaedic railway knowledge to tackle Britain's most ingenious smugglings, thefts, kidnaps and murders. A man of independent means, he thrives on working to his own whims - and operating outside the law when it suits him.

English reverend, railway enthusiast and popular mystery writer (1868 - 1933) - Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's immaculate plots were much admired by Dorothy L Sayers and Ellery Queen. He was one of the first authors to submit his stories to Scotland Yard so they could vet his police procedures.

Adapted and produced by Fiona Kelcher.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2008.

01The Affair Of The German Dispatch-box20081208 (BBC7)
20081209 (BBC7)
20081210 (BBC7)
20090727 (BBC7)
20090728 (BBC7)
20100208 (BBC7)
20100209 (BBC7)
20120220 (BBC7)
20120221 (BBC7)
20121203 (BBC7)
20121204 (BBC7)

Can daring Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell intercept vital papers?

Can daring Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell intercept vital papers? Benedict Cumberbatch reads Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's tale.

Amateur sleuth and railway expert Thorpe Hazell has a plan to retrieve a vital document.

Amateur sleuth and railway expert Thorpe Hazell has a daring plan to retrieve a vital document.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Hazell hatches a daring plan to retrieve a highly-sensitive government document.

Hazell hatches a daring plan to retrieve a highly-sensitive government document before it reaches the German Ambassador.

An entire wagon containing valuable paintings disappears from a goods train.

Edwardian amateur sleuth and railway expert Thorpe Hazell has a daring plan to retrieve a vital document. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

01The Affair Of The German Dispatch-box20081208 (BBC7)
20081209 (BBC7)
20081210 (BBC7)
20090727 (BBC7)
20090728 (BBC7)
20100208 (BBC7)
20100209 (BBC7)
20120220 (BBC7)
20120221 (BBC7)
20121203 (BBC7)
20121204 (BBC7)

Can daring Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell intercept vital papers?

Can daring Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell intercept vital papers? Benedict Cumberbatch reads Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's tale.

Amateur sleuth and railway expert Thorpe Hazell has a plan to retrieve a vital document.

Amateur sleuth and railway expert Thorpe Hazell has a daring plan to retrieve a vital document.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Hazell hatches a daring plan to retrieve a highly-sensitive government document.

Hazell hatches a daring plan to retrieve a highly-sensitive government document before it reaches the German Ambassador.

An entire wagon containing valuable paintings disappears from a goods train.

Edwardian amateur sleuth and railway expert Thorpe Hazell has a daring plan to retrieve a vital document. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

02Sir Gilbert Murrell's Picture20081209 (BBC7)
20081210 (BBC7)
20090728 (BBC7)
20090729 (BBC7)
20100209 (BBC7)
20100210 (BBC7)
20120221 (BBC7)
20120222 (BBC7)
20121204 (BBC7)
20161206 (BBC7)

Thorpe Hazell investigates a disappearing wagon of valuable paintings from a train.

Thorpe Hazell investigates a disappearing wagon of valuable paintings from a non-stopping train. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Thorpe Hazell investigates a disappearing wagon of valuable paintings from a non-stopping train.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

An entire wagon containing valuable paintings disappears from a goods train.

When an entire wagon containing valuable paintings disappears from a goods train that never stopped, Hazell's skill is needed.

When a goods train carrying valuable paintings arrives at its destination with one missing carriage, the owners turn to amateur sleuth, Thorpe Hazell. How did the thieves remove it from a non-stopping service?

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's tales about the speciality detective who uses his locomotive expertise to solve the audacious and ingenious crimes plaguing the Edwardian railways.

Eccentric Thorpe Hazell is in many ways a man before his time: a vegetarian and health fanatic using his encyclopaedic railway knowledge to tackle Britain's most ingenious smugglings, thefts, kidnaps and murders. A man of independent means, he thrives on working to his own whims - and operating outside the law when it suits him.

English reverend, railway enthusiast and popular mystery writer (1868 - 1933) - Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's immaculate plots were much admired by Dorothy L Sayers and Ellery Queen. He was one of the first authors to submit his stories to Scotland Yard so they could vet his police procedures.

Adapted and produced by Fiona Kelcher.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2008.

02Sir Gilbert Murrell's Picture20081209 (BBC7)
20081210 (BBC7)
20090728 (BBC7)
20090729 (BBC7)
20100209 (BBC7)
20100210 (BBC7)
20120221 (BBC7)
20120222 (BBC7)
20121204 (BBC7)

Thorpe Hazell investigates a disappearing wagon of valuable paintings from a train.

Thorpe Hazell investigates a disappearing wagon of valuable paintings from a non-stopping train. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Thorpe Hazell investigates a disappearing wagon of valuable paintings from a non-stopping train.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

An entire wagon containing valuable paintings disappears from a goods train.

When an entire wagon containing valuable paintings disappears from a goods train that never stopped, Hazell's skill is needed.

02Sir Gilbert Murrell's Picture20081209 (BBC7)
20081210 (BBC7)
20090728 (BBC7)
20090729 (BBC7)
20100209 (BBC7)
20100210 (BBC7)
20120221 (BBC7)
20120222 (BBC7)
20121204 (BBC7)

Thorpe Hazell investigates a disappearing wagon of valuable paintings from a train.

Thorpe Hazell investigates a disappearing wagon of valuable paintings from a non-stopping train. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Thorpe Hazell investigates a disappearing wagon of valuable paintings from a non-stopping train.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

An entire wagon containing valuable paintings disappears from a goods train.

When an entire wagon containing valuable paintings disappears from a goods train that never stopped, Hazell's skill is needed.

03The Affair Of The Corridor Express20081210 (BBC7)
20081211 (BBC7)
20090729 (BBC7)
20090730 (BBC7)
20100210 (BBC7)
20100211 (BBC7)
20120222 (BBC7)
20120223 (BBC7)
20121205 (BBC7)
20121206 (BBC7)
20161207 (BBC7)

A multi-millionaire's son is taken from a moving train, so Hazell must find the kidnappers

A multi-millionaire's son is snatched from a moving train, so Hazell must track the kidnappers. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A multi-millionaire's son is snatched from a moving train, so Hazell must track the kidnappers.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A multimillionaire's son disappears from a moving train.

Hazell must find the kidnappers.

Hazell must find the kidnappers before the boy is lost forever.

The son of multi-millionaire is snatched from a moving train, can Thorpe Hazell foil the kidnappers' dastardly plan?

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's tales about the speciality detective who uses his locomotive expertise to solve the audacious and ingenious crimes plaguing the Edwardian railways.

Eccentric Thorpe Hazell is in many ways a man before his time: a vegetarian and health fanatic using his encyclopaedic railway knowledge to tackle Britain's most ingenious smugglings, thefts, kidnaps and murders. A man of independent means, he thrives on working to his own whims - and operating outside the law when it suits him.

English reverend, railway enthusiast and popular mystery writer (1868 - 1933) - Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's immaculate plots were much admired by Dorothy L Sayers and Ellery Queen. He was one of the first authors to submit his stories to Scotland Yard so they could vet his police procedures.

Adapted and produced by Fiona Kelcher.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2008.

03The Affair Of The Corridor Express20081210 (BBC7)
20081211 (BBC7)
20090729 (BBC7)
20090730 (BBC7)
20100210 (BBC7)
20100211 (BBC7)
20120222 (BBC7)
20120223 (BBC7)
20121205 (BBC7)
20121206 (BBC7)

A multi-millionaire's son is taken from a moving train, so Hazell must find the kidnappers

A multi-millionaire's son is snatched from a moving train, so Hazell must track the kidnappers. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A multi-millionaire's son is snatched from a moving train, so Hazell must track the kidnappers.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A multimillionaire's son disappears from a moving train.

Hazell must find the kidnappers.

Hazell must find the kidnappers before the boy is lost forever.

03The Affair Of The Corridor Express20081210 (BBC7)
20081211 (BBC7)
20090729 (BBC7)
20090730 (BBC7)
20100210 (BBC7)
20100211 (BBC7)
20120222 (BBC7)
20120223 (BBC7)
20121205 (BBC7)
20121206 (BBC7)

A multi-millionaire's son is taken from a moving train, so Hazell must find the kidnappers

A multi-millionaire's son is snatched from a moving train, so Hazell must track the kidnappers. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A multi-millionaire's son is snatched from a moving train, so Hazell must track the kidnappers.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A multimillionaire's son disappears from a moving train.

Hazell must find the kidnappers.

Hazell must find the kidnappers before the boy is lost forever.

04The Stolen Necklace20081211 (BBC7)
20081212 (BBC7)
20090730 (BBC7)
20090731 (BBC7)
20100211 (BBC7)
20100212 (BBC7)
20120223 (BBC7)
20120224 (BBC7)
20121206 (BBC7)
20121207 (BBC7)
20161208 (BBC7)

A passenger begs for Thorpe Hazell's help after her aunt's diamonds are stolen.

A passenger begs for Thorpe Hazell's help after her aunt's diamonds are stolen from her luggage. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A passenger begs for Thorpe Hazell's help after her aunt's diamonds are stolen from her luggage.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A lady begs Hazell to help when a diamond necklace she 'borrowed' from her aunt is stolen.

A lady begs Hazell to help when the diamond necklace that she borrowed without her aunt's permission is stolen from her suitcase.

A passenger begs for Thorpe Hazell's help after her Aunt's valuable diamonds are stolen from her luggage.

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's tales about the speciality detective who uses his locomotive expertise to solve the audacious and ingenious crimes plaguing the Edwardian railways.

Eccentric Thorpe Hazell is in many ways a man before his time: a vegetarian and health fanatic using his encyclopaedic railway knowledge to tackle Britain's most ingenious smugglings, thefts, kidnaps and murders. A man of independent means, he thrives on working to his own whims - and operating outside the law when it suits him.

English reverend, railway enthusiast and popular mystery writer (1868 - 1933) - Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's immaculate plots were much admired by Dorothy L Sayers and Ellery Queen. He was one of the first authors to submit his stories to Scotland Yard so they could vet his police procedures.

Adapted and produced by Fiona Kelcher.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2008.

04The Stolen Necklace20081211 (BBC7)
20081212 (BBC7)
20090730 (BBC7)
20090731 (BBC7)
20100211 (BBC7)
20100212 (BBC7)
20120223 (BBC7)
20120224 (BBC7)
20121206 (BBC7)
20121207 (BBC7)

A passenger begs for Thorpe Hazell's help after her aunt's diamonds are stolen.

A passenger begs for Thorpe Hazell's help after her aunt's diamonds are stolen from her luggage. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A passenger begs for Thorpe Hazell's help after her aunt's diamonds are stolen from her luggage.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A lady begs Hazell to help when a diamond necklace she 'borrowed' from her aunt is stolen.

A lady begs Hazell to help when the diamond necklace that she borrowed without her aunt's permission is stolen from her suitcase.

04The Stolen Necklace20081211 (BBC7)
20081212 (BBC7)
20090730 (BBC7)
20090731 (BBC7)
20100211 (BBC7)
20100212 (BBC7)
20120223 (BBC7)
20120224 (BBC7)
20121206 (BBC7)
20121207 (BBC7)

A passenger begs for Thorpe Hazell's help after her aunt's diamonds are stolen.

A passenger begs for Thorpe Hazell's help after her aunt's diamonds are stolen from her luggage. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A passenger begs for Thorpe Hazell's help after her aunt's diamonds are stolen from her luggage.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

A lady begs Hazell to help when a diamond necklace she 'borrowed' from her aunt is stolen.

A lady begs Hazell to help when the diamond necklace that she borrowed without her aunt's permission is stolen from her suitcase.

05The Affair Of The Birmingham Bank20081212 (BBC7)
20081213 (BBC7)
20090731 (BBC7)
20090801 (BBC7)
20100212 (BBC7)
20100213 (BBC7)
20120224 (BBC7)
20120225 (BBC7)
20121207 (BBC7)
20121208 (BBC7)
20161209 (BBC7)

Can Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell foil a gold bullion robbery? With Benedict Cumberbatch.

Can Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell foil a gold bullion robbery? By Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch, read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

When a bank sends its gold reserves by rail, Thorpe Hazell must guard against train robbery.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

When a bank sends its gold reserves by rail, Thorpe Hazell guards against train robbery.

Customers keep drawing money from a Midlands bank, so gold reserves are sent by train.

Hazell must guard against train robbery.

Can daring Edwardian sleuth, Thorpe Hazell manage to foil a gold bullion train robbery?

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's tales about the speciality detective who uses his locomotive expertise to solve the audacious and ingenious crimes plaguing the Edwardian railways.

Eccentric Thorpe Hazell is in many ways a man before his time: a vegetarian and health fanatic using his encyclopaedic railway knowledge to tackle Britain's most ingenious smugglings, thefts, kidnaps and murders. A man of independent means, he thrives on working to his own whims - and operating outside the law when it suits him.

English reverend, railway enthusiast and popular mystery writer (1868 - 1933) - Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's immaculate plots were much admired by Dorothy L Sayers and Ellery Queen. He was one of the first authors to submit his stories to Scotland Yard so they could vet his police procedures.

Adapted and produced by Fiona Kelcher.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2008.

05The Affair Of The Birmingham Bank20081212 (BBC7)
20081213 (BBC7)
20090731 (BBC7)
20090801 (BBC7)
20100212 (BBC7)
20100213 (BBC7)
20120224 (BBC7)
20120225 (BBC7)
20121207 (BBC7)
20121208 (BBC7)

Can Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell foil a gold bullion robbery? With Benedict Cumberbatch.

Can Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell foil a gold bullion robbery? By Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch, read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

When a bank sends its gold reserves by rail, Thorpe Hazell must guard against train robbery.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

When a bank sends its gold reserves by rail, Thorpe Hazell guards against train robbery.

Customers keep drawing money from a Midlands bank, so gold reserves are sent by train.

Hazell must guard against train robbery.

05The Affair Of The Birmingham Bank20081212 (BBC7)
20081213 (BBC7)
20090731 (BBC7)
20090801 (BBC7)
20100212 (BBC7)
20100213 (BBC7)
20120224 (BBC7)
20120225 (BBC7)
20121207 (BBC7)
20121208 (BBC7)

Can Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell foil a gold bullion robbery? With Benedict Cumberbatch.

Can Edwardian sleuth Thorpe Hazell foil a gold bullion robbery? By Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch, read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

When a bank sends its gold reserves by rail, Thorpe Hazell must guard against train robbery.

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

When a bank sends its gold reserves by rail, Thorpe Hazell guards against train robbery.

Customers keep drawing money from a Midlands bank, so gold reserves are sent by train.

Hazell must guard against train robbery.