Series 4 of Lynne Truss's popular BBC Radio comedy thriller.
It is 1957, and WWII bomb disposal hero Captain 'mad Hoagy' Hoagland, now fallen on hard times, appears at Brighton Police Station to deliver two boxes. One contains a silver truncheon; an award for valour for Sergeant Brunswick. The other contains the head of one of Mrs Groynes' old criminal accomplices. It is a warning that Mrs G's evil nemesis Adelaide Vine is back, hell-bent on revenge...
Plus, Mrs G and Sgt Brunswick take part in a talent contest; a Canadian filmmaker plans to make a film about the Brighton police; Inspector Steine is behaving oddly, big secrets are revealed and the boys and blue face a terrible threat.
Starring Michael Fenton Stevens, Samantha Spiro, John Ramm, Matt Green, Robert Bathhurst, Janet Ellis and Ewan Bailey. Sound design: David Thomas. Music: Anthony May. Director: Marilyn Imrie. Producer: Karen Rose. A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.
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The point where Mrs. Groyns says "She always did love that ferret!" Makes me laugh each and every time I hear it!!! The best part of all 4 books!
I've purchased all 4 books in the series and this one is my favourite.
I do like the turning point for Inspector Steine when he's talking to the Captain and puts aside his jealousy.
Buy this book and also buy this series. Exceptional. I've listened to them every night as I go to sleep over the last few years and I had to hear them over and over to get all the nuances of what was being said. This is one series you need to hear more than once.
Absolutely loved this dramatization - have listened to it at least 5 times , laughing out loud each time . It combined humour and thriller elements fabulously . I got to see a different side to Mrs Groynes in this instalment .
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