The Adventures Of Sexton Blake. Sexton Blake (Simon Jones). Copyright: Perfectly Normal Productions.

The Adventures Of Sexton Blake

BBC Radio 2 comedy drama. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Simon Jones, Wayne Forester, June Whitfield, Lorelei King and Felicity Duncan.

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The Adventures of Sexton Blake!

Who is Sexton Blake? It's a mystery! Well, perhaps not that much of a mystery. In fact, as David Quantick explained in a Radio 2 documentary (still available to listen to for a few more days), Sexton is "one of the most famous and long-lived fictional detectives and adventurers of all time, a legend who battled opium smugglers, bandit chiefs albino fiends and the Kaiser. The missing link between Sherlock Holmes and James Bond".

David Thair, BBC Comedy, 31st July 2009

There's devilry afoot in the first of these spiffing new Sexton Blake adventures, which sees the intrepid sleuth and his batman Tinker attempting to thwart the dastardly Professor Kew. Any outing with Baker Street's (other) great detective is naturally replete with danger, villainy and good old British grit, and this latest jaunt is no exception. Whether the task at hand involves rescuing a trainload of commuters or doing battle with an autogyro-piloting fiend, Sexton Blake is the only chap with an upper lip stiff enough to get the job done. Capital!

Tom Cole, Radio Times, 31st July 2009

Great diabolic plots of creeping mystery! Here come master detective Sexton Blake (Simon Jones) and his plucky sidekick Tinker (Wayne Forester) plus an assortment of posh birds, cross archbishops and fiendish profs to solve any murder going, thwart all evil ploys. For anyone who remembers the real thing in book, magazine or comic form, this aural slapstick version (directed by dynamic Dirk Maggs) will lack proper gravitas. It is, however, huge fun in a Goon-show-ish sort of way. Quick, lads, to the locomotive. The chase is on!

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 31st July 2009