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Summary

Five BBC Radio 4 full-cast crime dramas featuring DI Charlie Resnick.

Jazz-loving Policeman Charlie Resnick is one of the most popular characters in contemporary crime fiction. This thrilling collection brings together three dramatisations and two original radio stories starring the Nottingham-based detective, all scripted by his creator, award-winning author John Harvey.

Wasted Years

It's 1992, and two incidents of violent robbery force Detective Inspector Resnick to relive painful memories of 10 years earlier, when his marriage collapsed - and he arrested an armed criminal.... Starring Tom Wilkinson.

Cutting Edge

When a young doctor is attacked on a deserted hospital walkway, the clues seem to lead nowhere for DI Charlie Resnick. As he desperately searches for motives, another victim is assaulted.... Starring Tom Georgeson.

Slow Burn

When Jimmy Nolan's Nottingham jazz club burns down, it looks like an insurance job. But for Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick and his team, it is the start of a more sinister and deadly chain of events. Starring Philip Jackson.

Cheryl

While Detective Inspector Resnick pursues a gang of armed robbers, meals-on-wheels Lady Cheryl takes the law into her own hands on behalf of an elderly client. It isn't long before their investigations collide.... Starring Keith Barron.

Bird of Paradise

Jerzy Grabianski is a high-class burglar with a passion for ornithology and British Impressionist paintings. Like DI Charlie Resnick, he has Polish roots, a firm sense of justice and a soft spot for the ladies - especially the energetic Sister Teresa.... Starring Keith Barron.

Directed by David Hunter.

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"John Harvey is one of the all-time greats and remains one of my favourite writers." (Ian Rankin) 

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omg the music!!!! awful

so so bit of drama, but omg the music is appalling to the point of distraction

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Gentle crime stories...

Enjoyed them, but shame lead character changed each set...nonetheless, will listen again, l have no doubt.

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Brilliant stories. Can listen to them many times without being bored. Are there any more!?

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I couldn't finish it.

The acting is good but the stories are so difficult to follow that I made the effort to get interested but finally I had to give up.

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  • 29-10-20

wonderful

I've been waiting for this to become available and it was well worth the wait. Everything about this is perfect. (Perhaps Audible could make the books available too?) Treat yourself to this, you'll not regret it, it's well worth a credit in anyone's money.

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  • Carissa B
  • 20-06-21

Good cast, overall good stories

This was my first encounter with DI Resnick. The first story was a bit difficult for me to follow because part of it was retrospective. I enjoyed the other stories more. The cast were all excellent, as one would expect. I particularly enjoyed listening to Philip Jackson, who played Inspector Japp alongside David Suchet’s Hercule Poirot.