Brian Cox stars as the Victorian detective in a further nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series.
Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.
'Behind the Curtain': A theatrical landlady receives a chilling death threat.
'A Voice from the Grave': Summertime, and the heat is on as McLevy tracks a brutal killer.
'The Dark Shadow': A jewel theft brings an infamous criminal within McLevy's grasp.
'Servant of the Crown': The detective joins Her Majesty's protection squad to hunt an assassin.
'A Piece of Cake': A top chef is the toast of the city - but burglary and murder are on the menu.
'The Sea Change': There's something fishy about the Fair's star attraction, the lovely Little Mermaid.
'Sins of the Fathers': A runaway bridegroom and a blackmailer spell double trouble for McLevy.
'The Devil's Disguise': The devil comes a-calling for the detective on Halloween.
'Christmas Special': McLevy stalks a supernatural thief who is haunting the streets of Edinburgh.
Written by David Ashton, these atmospheric radio dramas costar Siobhán Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.
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brilliant as usual, beautifully performed by all parties only quibble it should be father Christmas
It's the characterisations that make this series better than the average crime drama. The three main characters are written and played with real skill - plus McLevy and Mulholland are at times so very funny with their banter and bickering.
I really enjoyed the Scottish TONGUE gymnastics!! But I he real glue for me is the "coffee talk" between the Inspector and Jean.
"Once you get into the world, it's hard to get out"
As I said before, if one wish to compared Mclevy with Holmes, one will be disappointed.
The story has a different directions than Holmes. It provides more details in Victorian era's Edinburgh. It also has some humor. I couldn't stop laughing in the Christmas section of this drama. Mclevy is still Mclevy but slight soften a bit.
Well done BBC. I tip my hat to you! Bravo!
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