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Summary

Hugo Speer stars as Manchester detective DCI John Stone in the final two series of the hard-hitting detective drama.

DCI Stone and his team are faced with two more tricky, morally complex cases in these gritty five-part dramas, created by award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst.

Series eight, Retribution: The Unravelling of a Murder, sees Stone grappling with grief after his wife's death and struggling to look after his teenage daughter alone. DS Kelly, meanwhile, is preparing to get married and feeling overwhelmed with wedding admin - but their personal lives are put on hold when the team is called to investigate a death at an inner-city hotel. How did respectable businessman Maxwell Foley come to fall from Room 608 - and why was he at the Beresford in the first place? To find out, Stone must navigate the murky, transient world of the hospitality industry.... But as he comes closer to uncovering the truth, forces conspire to prevent past crimes from coming to light.... Written by Martin Jameson and Richard Monks, this gripping drama features a full cast including Lizzie Stavrou (Hollyoaks) and Emma Cunniffe (Roadkill).

As series nine, Protection, opens, DI Tanner has just had some life-changing news - while Stone gets a call from his daughter Alice, telling him she's been arrested. Meanwhile, their new investigation feels dangerously close to home. A teenager has been fatally stabbed, in what seems to be a totally unprovoked attack. The boy wasn't a known gang member and his girlfriend Ruby claims she didn't recognise his killer. As the team search for leads, can they find out who was responsible before someone else gets hurt? This compelling drama was written by Vivienne Harvey, Carol Russell and Martin Jameson, and the cast includes Sydney Wade (I Kill Giants) and Angela Lonsdale (Our Girl).

Created by Danny Brocklehurst.

Produced and directed by Gary Brown and Nadia Molinari.

Starring Hugo Speer as DCI John Stone, Craig Cheetham as DI Mike Tanner and Deborah McAndrew as DS Sue Kelly.

Series eight:

Elena/Karen/Lowri/DC Novak - Lizzie Stavrou

Terry Quinn/DC Hale/Dave Webster - Jason Done

Alice Stone - Millie Gibson

Jolene/Diana/Vicky - Angela Lonsdale

Asadi Qadir/Gareth - George Bukhari

Ibrahim/Gordon - Peter Singh

Marek/Joe Myers - William Ash

Lisa Taylor/Heather Webster - Emma Cunniffe

Tomo/ Dean Carradous - William Fox

Sophie Webster/ DS Richards - Sacha Parkinson

Mia - Nadia Emam

Charlie Haynes - Simon Trinder

Written by Martin Jameson (Episodes 1 & 2) and Richard Monks (Episodes 3-5).

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 7th - 11th January 2019.

Series nine:

Alice/Kid 2 - Sydney Wade

Jolene/Karen/Valerie/Greta - Angela Lonsdale

Yusef/Security guard - Eddie Capli

Ruby/Fi - Lucy Dixon

Tolga/Jo Jo - James Cooney

Jax Braithwaite/Renita/Dr Bassey - Doña Croll

WC/Paramedic/Denny Rashford/Adam Collins - Hamish Rush

Nessy/Dr Abiola - Danielle Henry

Madison/DC Novak - Sacha Parkinson

Layla/DS Novak - Sade Malone

Phil Simpson/Dougie - Rupert Hill

Solicitor - Darren Kuppan

Written by Vivienne Harvey (Episode 1), Carol Russell (Episodes 2 & 3) and Martin Jameson (Episodes 4 & 5).

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 1st - 5th February 2021.

©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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More please!

I have loved all of the Stone series and interesting stories, don't let them end please!!

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Brilliant !!

well i loved this from start to finish,Just didn't want it to END !! looking for More like this.

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Just brilliant!

The final dramatisation of the Stone stories deals with hard hitting topics in a realistic and down to earth manner. Excellent balance between the criminal investigations and the characters' personal stories. The acting is superb, powerful porayals of very believable characters. The sound dramatisation is also excellent - enough effects to illustrate the stories without being intrusive or annoying. I am genuinely sorry to have finished the series because it will be difficult to find another book of equal quality.

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Throughly enjoyable detective series

I hadn’t heard of the BBC4 series, but so glad I stumbled on it. It was punchy & left you wanting more. I ended up binge listening to the full complete series. A bit lost now…what can I find!!!
Only one quibble…please, you must be able to get a true Liverpool actor, as it did really grate on me anytime a “scouse” accent was required…😬🤦‍♀️

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when you hear the story. playing very well all of them. like hhe story

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Each story line is really well designed and keeps you on the edge of your seat, listened to all the episodes more than once, a great find, wish there were more!

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End if an era

I've enjoyed all 3 series. The standard hasn't flagged. Hopefully, there will be a spin-off or two!!

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  • 13-05-21

outstanding!

I absolutely loved this entire series! its gripping, engaging, and the stories are great. Also the cast is simply fantastic. I definitely recommend giving tgis one a listen.

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  • 11-02-22

Sad this was the last of it

Definitely sad that this is over. Loved the whole the series. The actors are all terrific!

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  • 30-12-21

simply excellent

excellent as always. The performances are so great, the stories are wonderful. You won't regret listening to this one