New crime drama by Val McDermid, starring Helen Baxendale.
By Val McDermid.
DCI Marion Bettany (Helen Baxendale) and DS John Hodgson, a new detective team created for Radio 4 by award-winning author Val McDermid, investigate a murder in the sleepy Northumbrian village of Shilwick.
They love their work, they enjoy each other's company and like nothing better than investigating a new crime.
The only thing that makes life difficult is dealing with the public.
Take the residents of the former mining community of Shilwick, for example.
Val McDermid is a multi-award winning crime writer, and creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, which stars Robson Green.
Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name.
DCI Marion Bettany - Helen Baxendale
DS John Hodgson - David Seddon
Kai Ling Arnott - Liz Sutherland
Colin Arnott - Antony Byrne
Pamela McIntosh - Elaine Claxton
Marcus Francis - Adrian Grove
Tilly Francis - Rachel Bavidge
Tom Briggs - Christian Rodska
Producer / Director - Fiona Kelcher