Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Miss Lonelyhearts & The Emerald Style

A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation
Narrated by: David Threlfall
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation starring David Threlfall, Tina Kellegher, and T P McKenna.

'Prodigal Son' by Barry Devlin: In the first of this murder mystery series set in Dublin, Paolo Baldi, Franciscan priest and philosophy lecturer, accidentally becomes involved in solving a murder at an Italian chip shop.

'Keepers of the Flame' by Simon Brett: Paolo Baldi, priest, philosophy lecturer and accidental sleuth, is caught up in solving the murder of a leading academic and follows a trail leading into the path of one of Ireland's most cherished literary figures.

©2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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"Paolo Baldi... has become something of a Radio 4 institution" – Independent

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What good enjoyable radio drama should be

If you could sum up BBC Radio Crimes: The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Miss Lonelyhearts & The Emerald Style in three words, what would they be?

Witty engaging fun

What other book might you compare BBC Radio Crimes: The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Miss Lonelyhearts & The Emerald Style to, and why?

This is one of a series of BBC crime drama serials that have been available on audible. They all follow the format of two self contained dramas based on one central character. In this case it is father baldi a priest on a sabbatical who uses his skills in semiotics to help the garde solve murders that he has a lose connection to. It is particularly good as he has a "love" interest with one of the lead detectives which creates an interesting tension in the series.
All in all very enjoyable what SATURDAY Night theatre on Radio 4 used to be enjoyable without being too cerebral.

Any additional comments?

Can we have Saturday night theater on Audible?

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