Brian Cox stars as McLevy with Siobhán Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Mulholland in these 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 7, the episodes are:
Produced and directed by Bruce Young.
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I will admit I am a real Inspector McLevy fan. Maybe this is because I live in Leith myself, but I had not realised the connection when I heard my first McLevy play in the car a few years ago. I sat outside my destination for 10 minutes listening to the end - that's how good it was. David Ashton has really brought the characters to life and the wonderful portrayals of the main characters does nothing but enhance the enjoyment.
If you like Victorian dramas or whodunnits (of any period) you will not be disappointed by Inspector James McLevy.
I was fortuntate to learn of the McLevy Radio 4 plays and so after becoming engrossed in one episode I hunted out more. Thankfully, seven of the series are available to download as well as a Christmas special. Quite frankly I find these McLevy radio plays simply enchanting. The acting is fantastic and whilst almost everyone will recognise Brian Cox as the amazing McLevy the entire cast deserves high praise. The stories are compelling, funny and sometimes sad yet all the while very entertaining. If you haven't given audio books or radio plays a go I'd thoroughly recommend these McLevy stories, based upon the Victorian Edinburgh detective. Quite simply superb and well worth a go.
Part of a consistently excellent series.
Miss Jean Brash andThe Cave
Looking forwards to seeing how things play out in the next installment
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