Eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 detective series set in Victorian Edinburgh, starring Brian Cox. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland s first policemen, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland. In The Firebrand, a women's rights campaigner is kidnapped, and it's up to McLevy to investigate. In Dead Reckoning, a strange case of grave robbing has McLevy puzzled. In Prince of Darkness, one of Jean Brash's old lovers is back from the dead and out for revenge. In A Distant Death, McLevy's nightmares of death by drowning seem about to come true . . . In The Blue Gown, with the help of Jean Brash, McLevy investigates the death of a seamstress. In Flesh and Blood, a student is accused when a tavern brawl ends in murder. In A Fine Deception, suspicion falls on a stage magician after a jewel robbery at Edinburgh Castle. Finally, in The Last Illusion, McLevy must proves his theory that a celebrated conjurer is a thief. Brian Cox stars as Inspector McLevy, with Siobhan Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.Duration: 6 hours approx."
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