Brian Cox stars as McLevy with Siobhán Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Mulholland in these four BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations.
Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian Inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.
In Series 4, the episodes are:
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if you love to get lost in the characters and detail of a brilliant story, soaking up the lives and loves of Leith's finest then here is a great opportunity. spend a little time in the company of Inspector James McLevy and his faithful constable Mulholland, while they catch the thieves and keep those of the more, shall we say, more colourful face of Leith's wynds in line with the laws. You won't regret it.
This is one of the best series of detective fiction I have listened to so far. The whole series of books is addictive as you want to know what happens next to McLevy. The characters are sympathetic and you get a real sense of Victorian Edinburgh.
McLevy is definitely my favourite character.
Brian Cox has a wonderful voice and he gets the full sense of McLevy across. You get a true sense of someone who loves the people he is around but can't show it and has a very strong sense of justice. He played a similar character in Morse but unfortunately he was the murderer in that instance.but you still get the same sense that McLevy would bend the rules if he felt that justice would be served. Shades of a Victorian "Frost".
This was a book that I just listened to in one sitting and then I just wanted to listen to the next in the series and then the next etc.
Would recommend to anyone.
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