Inspector Steine

Brighton in the 1950s. A place of knickerbocker glories, beatniks, theatrical landladies, end-of-the-pier shows, seaside photographers… and an enormous number of unsolved crimes. Why were so many crimes unsolved in Brighton during the fifties? Step forward celebrity-policeman Inspector Steine.

“Its pier-less stuff, with panto plots and jokes that announce themselves with loud hailers. Great fun.” Frances Lass, Radio Times

First Broadcast:

Friday 26th January, 2nd/9th/16th/23rd February & 2nd March 2007 at 11:30 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Lynne Truss
Cast: Jan Ravens (Mrs Groynes), Michael Fenton Stevens (Inspector Steine), John Ramm (Brunswick), Matt Green (Twitten), Carla Mendonca (Maisie), David Holt (Georgie), Michael Roberts (Actor/Stanley/Rough voice), Cameron Cleaver (Boy), Allan Corduner (Cook), Jason Hughes (Johnnie), Carolyn Backhouse (Ruby), Kim Wall (Ventriloquist Vince), Janet Ellis (Adelaide) & Ewan Bailey (Brian the brain).
Music by: Anthony May
Spot: Alison McKenzie
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Gilly Gilly Ossen Fetter Katzenellenbogen By The Sea by R Ruvin/H Irving/J Sheriden & performed by Max Bygraves, Meet Me On The Corner by Max Bygraves, Greatest Love (unknown artist, Label: De Wolfe), Incidental Music by Anthony May, Introduction & Allegro For String Quartet & Quartet by Vaughan Williams, Don’t Laugh At Me by Norman Wisdom & Softly Softly by Dudan/Paul/Roberts & performed by Ruby Murray

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