On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes.In this first series, Father Paolo Baldi and his accomplice Tina investigate a string of mysterious crimes, including a murder at an Italian chip shop, the killing of a leading academic and a girl who falls victim to a devil-worshipping cult.
Follow the priest-cum-sleuth’s thrilling adventures as he solves mysteries throughout Ireland.The episodes included are:
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Baldi is brilliantly characterised in this series by David Threlfall, and they're wonderful (if implausible) stories for a bit of late night listening. Sadly the opening story is not actually the beginning of the series - but this glitch aside, it was thoroughly enjoyable.
"An unlikely detective"
An excellent suite of performances by all concerned, but particularly the superb David Threfall (to convincingly play a Franciscan friar and then so completely 'become' Frank Gallagher is remarkable).
The radio play format is one that I particularly enjoy and I find it engages the listener much more than a simple narration.
The Baldi stories aren't, to the best of my knowledge, available as books (if they are, I'd really like to read them).
Its hard not to feel compassion for Baldi's uneasy relationship with his vocation, being in the secular world and his desire to help solve crimes is skillfully pitched throughout these stories.
Another series would be wonderful!
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