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  • George Cragge: In the Red & Other Mysteries

  • By: Mark Tavener
  • Narrated by: Barry Foster, full cast, Hugh Laurie, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

A collection of four blackly humorous crime mysteries featuring the fictional BBC Radio crime correspondent, George Cragge. Adapted from the novel by Mark Tavener, In the Red sees the anarchic George Cragge investigate a spree of bizarre murders in the world of City finance, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC. The sequel, In the Balance, features George Cragge kicking off a murder trail during the FIFA World Cup at Wembley Stadium. And with Europe becoming a hot potato, can the Prime Minister hold on to his job? In the Chair follows the maverick hack as he looks into a series of murders of dentists linked to New Labour policy. The final drama, In the End, sees George Cragge investigating a series of murders of journalists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prequel to BBC Radio 4's ‘Absolute Power’

  • By Nigel on 17-03-18

Quite brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-18

This is excellently written and performed by a great cast. It would be spiffing if audible could obtain both series of Higher Table Lower Orders also by Mark Tavener and equally brilliant! Please audible crack on!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Forsytes Continue

  • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: John Galsworthy
  • Narrated by: Jessica Raine, Joseph Millson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the books in John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family spanning 50 years.The books To Let and The White Monkey, follow the fortunes of Fleur Forsyte, played by Jessica Raine, the young wealthy daughter of Soames. As she embraces all the experiences of the early 1920s, an archetypal Bright Young Thing, Soames, cautious of the modern, attempts to protect his daughter from the dangers of the new age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent acting

  • By Spangler on 29-11-16

Excellent acting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-16

What did you like most about The Forsytes Continue?

I liked the way that Fleur was the narrator as well as being part of the story.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the continuation of the story from the first series and I'm waiting impatiently for the final installment to be released on audible.

Have you listened to any of Jessica Raine and Joseph Millson ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Only in the previous installment of this series where they were obviously just as good as as in this one.

Any additional comments?

I really only listen to dramatisations on audible and I think it's important that when there is more than one series of something that audio carry all of them, otherwise one is left with only half of a story. I've noticed that sometimes only some series are available, and interestingly on occasion only the second series of something not the first. I hope that audible will soon have the final series of The Forsytes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful