A BBC Radio 4 detective series created and written by Danny Brocklehurst, starring Hugo Speer as Stone. This second series was originally broadcast in the ‘Afternoon Play’ slots from 29 September 2010 - 20 October 2010.
In the first episode, ‘The Deserved Dead’, DCI John Stone and his team shake up the Bridgeton Estate when they embark upon an investigation into the brutal murder of a known sex offender. In episode 2, ‘Collateral Damage’, DCI John Stone is forced to open up an investigation into the death of Gary Taylor, a veteran of the Iraq War suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When university student Matt falls to his death from a railway bridge in episode 3, ‘The Bridge’, DCI Stone and his team embark on a murder investigation. In the final episode of the series, ‘The Night’, DCI John Stone investigates the sexual assault of the wife of one of his team and uncovers a dark secret.
Starring Hugo Speer as John Stone, Craig Cheetham as Tanner, and Deborah McAndrew as Sue. Directed by Nadia Molinari.
©2010 Danny Brocklehurst (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd
I'd never heard of this series before I bought it. Was just looking for "radio dramas." These police procedurals work surprisingly well. I thought the plots were more inventive than what you get in TV police dramas and had a nice, fast pace. The characters interact like real human beings, and the actors were excellent. Leave it to the BBC to keep good radio drama alive. This was a great surprise find for me.
I could easily visualise the stories being told; they were well written and performed. Wish there were a third series already!
Stone is played brilliantly by Hugo Speer. His character is a police detective with two other characters reporting to him. I got really engrossed in the story lines which were gritty and relatable. Internal and external problems arise and Stone has to manage it. He has some demons which come out in the story.
When Mike's wife woke up in the hotel not knowing how she got there after a night out.
I've only seen him in The Full Monty where he plays a totally different character - great acting but not comparable
Inspector Stone Mysteries
So enjoyable and brilliantly produced.
I have not read the print version but the stories and the acting on this were wonderful.
I thought the lead actor was superb.
I have not, but would hope to.
I would love more options like this radio show!
"Radio 4 drama at its best"
I love the Stone series and Hugo Speer is excellent in the title role. This really is Radio 4 drama at its best- gritty storylines, superb casting and a Manchester setting!
I really enjoyed this dramatisation. I caught one episode when they were on the radio and really enjoyed it, so was pleased to see the series in Audible library. I downloaded all the available episodes because the story and characters are so compelling. I just wish that they had series one!
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