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Stone: The Complete Series 5-7

BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Crime Dramas
Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Hugo Speer stars as John Stone in series 5-7 of the gritty, fast-paced crime drama created by Danny Brocklehurst.

Manchester detective DCI Stone and his team are faced with 10 complex, morally challenging cases in this collection of hard-hitting radio dramas. 

As series 5 opens, Stone is still reeling from the mishandled shooting of Callum Gartside, a gunman who had murdered his own family. With his personal life in tatters, he must find the strength to hold it together and do his job. In 'Dirt' by Martin Jameson, he investigates a body in a flooded gravel pit; in 'Blood Money' by Richard Monks, he looks into the hit-and-run killing of a cyclist; and in 'A Cut Above' by Marcia Layne, he looks into a suspected case of female genital mutilation. 'Progress', by Alex Ganley, finds him searching for the murderer of a garden centre owner; while 'Broken', by Vivienne Harvey, centres around a missing pregnant woman.

Series 6 includes 'Disclosure' by Richard Monks, 'Wishing Well' by Alex Ganley and Dan Allum, 'Casualties' by Martin Jameson and 'Damage' by Vivienne Harvey. In these four episodes, Stone unearths dark secrets following an arson attack on a school; struggles to find the truth about a dead body on an abandoned travellers’ site; hits an unexpected obstacle in a murder investigation; and goes undercover after a series of suspicious deaths among the homeless community.

Series 7 follows one case across 10 episodes, written by Martin Jameson, Richard Monks, Cath Staincliffe, Alex Ganley and Vivienne Harvey. After a fire at a hostel, a body is found - but who is he? Stone’s enquiries lead him to reexamine a murder investigation from 20 years before and uncover a web of lies and deceit that make him confront his past mistakes and lead to personal trauma.

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Superb

One of the best things on Audible. This continues on from the excellent Series 1-4. Great stories, great acting.

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amazing stories and cast well worth a listen

current and relevant .fantastic performances. well written would highly recommend. good paced original and exciting.

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stone

really enjoyed this series knowing a lot of the cast helps and good imagination too

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Just amazing!

Yet another great series! I have really fallen in love with Sue Kelly, she's just one of the best characters and Deb McAndrew is just a brilliant actress. 💖 the chemistry between the three leads are just amazing, keeping everything crossed for more!

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Amazing!!!!

Binge listened to this. Absolutely brilliant - could not put it down. Cannot recommend enough - I need more!

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  • Girbraltar, Gibraltar
  • 13-08-19

amazing!!!

loved it all and i can only hope more is made soon or kn future

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  • Craig
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  • 29-07-19

Couldn't stop listening!!

Simply can't wait until the next series is recorded. Brilliant. So many twists and turns at the end.

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Great!

Thoroughly enjoyed the series. Very good cast well acted and totally absorbing. Will listen again.

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much better than series 1-4

maybe with more time, the characters became more authentic but coupled with a much stronger storyline, this excelled as a radio drama

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<br />Brilliant radio drama

A great crime drama to listen to and follow the series. Good character matching. I am sorry that there are no more episodes yet on audiobook.

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  • DARBY KERN
  • 12-09-19

Moved me to tears

These three series of Stone are magnificent audio drama. The characters grow, transform and truly engage. The stories are excellent and very believable. The final episode of series 7 is powerful like nothing I've heard before- and I write AD, and listen to a ton! Hats off to Danny Brocklehurst and his crew of writers, the actors and directors of this outstanding drama. I certainly hope there will be more because these characters are absolutely real to me.

Bravo.