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Summary

Ex-policeman Galbraith is caught up in mystery and murder in these two gripping, fast-paced detective dramas.

After a long career in the Flying Squad, veteran copper Bill Galbraith is hanging up his truncheon and saying goodbye to the police force. He's looking forward to a quiet life on civvy street - but his best friend, private investigator Tommy Evans, has other ideas....

In The King of Diamonds, Galbraith's enjoying a peaceful retirement in the countryside when Tommy calls him up with a job offer. Adamant that he's done with detection, Bill refuses, but Evans persists - and soon, Galbraith is embroiled in murky goings-on involving a beautiful blonde, a missing diamond courier and a criminal mastermind.

The Midas Touch sees Bill accosted once again by his old PI pal, who shows him a mysterious photograph of a party on a lawn, with circles drawn round the heads of three people. The photo was part of a parcel addressed to a retired criminal lawyer, which also contained bearer bonds, a list of jewellery worth £750,000 and a letter threatening the life of a man named Paul Carson. The crime the package tells of has yet to be discovered - can Galbraith root it out?

Created by the award-winning writer of Z Cars and Softly Softly, Robert Barr, these two suspenseful full-cast dramas star Bernard Hepton as the reluctant investigator, with Richard Davies as Tommy Evans.

Production credits:

Written by Robert Barr.

Produced by John Browell.

Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith.

Cast:

The King of Diamonds

Tommy Evans/Paul - Richard Davies

David Cater - Tom Watson

Gelder - Peter Dyneley

Anne-Marie - Eva Haddon

Cornell/Commander - Hector Ross

Mary Galbraith - Katharine Page

Milne - Bruce Alexander

Lindemanns - Cyril Shaps

Dykers - Trader Faulkner

Brent - Peter Williams

Jacobus - Stephen Greif

Betty van Druten - Frances Jeater

Lander - Peter Hawkins

Gunman - Robert Gillespie

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 15th August - 19th September 1975.

The Midas Touch

Tommy Evans - Richard Davies

Bernie Finch - Garard Green

Sailor/Andreas - Kevork Malikyan

Nick Tully - Clive Merrison

Bavister - Eric Richard

Mrs Palmer - Margery Withers

Doc McDowall - Robert Gillespie

Thorn - David Ryall

Chief Inspector Collins/Inspector Burridge - Michael Kilgarriff

Rita - Rosalyn Slater

Carson - Matthew Francis

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 4th October - 8th November 1977.

©2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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FANTASTIC BERNARD HEPTON IS BRILLIANT DETECTIVE GALBRAITH

Detective Galbraith is one of my favourite shows and delighted to add it to my audio collection and wish there were many more titles because Bernard Hepton was a fantastic actor, whose unique voice and personality could bring any type of character to life, enriching the listener experience. This is one audiobook that will get many many listens. A very enjoyable show.

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