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The Sensitive

Eleven BBC Radio 4 Crime Dramas
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
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Summary

The complete series of off-beat thrillers about psychic detective Thomas Soutar, who uses his skills in police investigations.

Police call in Thomas Soutar to help find a missing woman. Thomas is adept at solving crimes - but is his extraordinary gift a blessing or a curse? 

The Hanged Man 

Thomas Soutar discovers some unsettling connections between his own uncle's past and the murder of a young boy. 

A Possession 

When Thomas agrees to help in the search for a missing music student, he becomes obsessed by the missing girl in ways that he had not expected. 

A Nobody 

Thomas suffers a crisis of confidence when he is asked to investigate a potential serial killer. An old girlfriend, Kat, persuades him to take a break for a few days, but Thomas soon becomes convinced that they are being followed. 

A Casualty of War 

Thomas' mother has been forced to close her guest house due to emergency building work. An old friend offers her the use of his guest house, now lying empty. But Thomas senses a malignant presence in the isolated house, and one night Thomas' mother is sure she sees a face in her bedroom mirror - the face of a woman not seen since 1945....

The Protector 

Thomas is asked to investigate the disappearance of a family friend. It's believed the missing man may have committed suicide, but the voices in Thomas's head suggest a different explanation.... 

Queen of the Dead 

A grieving daughter finds hundreds of cassette recordings made by a woman obsessed with her late father, a Professor of English. Thomas Soutar is hired to trace the identity of the woman behind the tapes, who styles herself the ‘Queen of the Dead’. 

Terma 

Thomas is brought helps investigate when a journalist goes missing after building up a dossier on a powerful crime family. 

Black Island 

Thomas and Kat go on holiday to the Western Isles. But Thomas is soon drawn into a dangerous game with a celebrated actor. 

Underground Man (2 parts) 

Glasgow's disused underground tunnels are the hunting ground for an injured ex-soldier who threatens to kill three men he holds responsible for cheating him out of an inheritance. When one of the men under threat goes missing, Thomas helps the police in their search - but he soon discovers that there is danger much closer to home. 

Heart of Darkness (2 parts) 

A religious retreat in the Scottish Highlands is the venue for the final investigation by the psychic Thomas Soutar. Thomas and Kat discover that the extreme views of their host have alienated many people in the community, and a quiet few days away become unexpectedly life-changing when Thomas has a fateful reckoning with his psychic abilities. 

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Never realised how many there were!

I 'd caught the occasional episode over the years so it was good to listen to the entire collection over the past week and I'll return to them again. Definitely a happy customer.

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Enjoyable

This was a very good read and I thought that the plot was very good 👍

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Well worth a listen

Highly recommended and well produced. Nice short stories for easy listening with lots of twists and turns.

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Enjoyable

I enjoyed this series.
I had heard a couple on radio 4 so was glad to see it in audible.
One of the episodes cuts short before the ending, but i got the idea.
The narration is excellent, Robin Laing's voice is just superb.

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  • 01-09-19

Different, really well done

I really enjoyed this. I have no interest or belief in mediums or psychics but the stories are so well written and acted, they draw you into the characters and plots. I couldn't wait to listen to each story and wish there were more of them!

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Superb!

Excellent crime drama from a new angle. Intelligent atmospheric and thought provoking. Well worth a listen.

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Thoroughly enjoyed these stories!

I love a touch of supernatural, not so much that it overwhelms the story - and this was perfect. Narration was top class, stories quite diverse. Would have loved to hear more.

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  • Anat Hoffman
  • 26-08-18

not a great story

excellent performance.
nice Scottish accent
I got bored and tired towards the end
the psychic is blind
Blind to his own impending