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Inspector West: Battle for Inspector West

Classic Radio Crime
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
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Summary

Patrick Allen stars as Inspector West in this classic radio adventure, first broadcast on BBC Radio in 1967.

Based on the long-running series of novels by John Creasey, the Inspector West dramas became popular with radio audiences between 1967 and 1971. Nicknamed 'Handsome' West, the Chief Inspector is one of Scotland Yard's youngest and smartest detectives, and a devoted family man.

In this action-packed serial, West is in Dorset on the trail of a dangerous criminal mastermind. Young Michael Grant is honeymooning at Uplands hotel when several strange events lead him to suspect that he is being threatened. His mortal enemy - Carosian - has returned to England and is looking to take revenge on Grant for thwarting his blackmail plans.

Carosian is an old adversary of West's, and the Chief Inspector sees an opportunity to set a trap and capture his nemesis. But when a man is murdered and Grant's wife, Christine, disappears, West finds himself facing a deadly battle that he must win....

This thrilling full-cast drama features real-life husband and wife Patrick Allen and Sarah Lawson as Roger and Janet West, with Francis de Wolff as Carosian.

Also included is a half-hour episode from The Radio Detectives series Stand by for West, in which Professor Jeffrey Richards profiles John Creasey's Scotland Yard inspector.

Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation!

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A good Radio 4 Drama with a vintage series with good acting, overall performance, and a credible storyline

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Nostalgic crime story.

Loved it. Childhood memories of the genre, No Hiding Place,Gideons Way, etc. A nicer time me'thinks?

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  • manny rothman
  • 18-05-20

Battle for Inspector West

Was a great book with great characters and great action with great and great ending looking forward to the next book thanks the only thing I dislike that it wasn’t a read and listen book 💪🏻🍷🤠

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  • Northwesterner
  • 04-04-20

Inspector West just plain fun!

Classic mystery cinematic in plot and sound. Nuanced, warm chemistry infused performances. Wonderful direction. Just plain fun. A favorite of mine. I hope Audible adds more of the series.