Daunt And Dervish. Image shows from L to R: Josephine Daunt (Anna Massey), Susan Dervish (Frances Barber). Copyright: BBC.

Daunt And Dervish

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 20 episodes (4 series), 2003 - 2009. Stars Anna Massey, Imelda Staunton, Frances Barber, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Bill Paterson, Sean Scanlan, Joannah Tincey and others.

Series 1, Episode 5 - The Singer, Not The Song

When a newspaper magnate is murdered, Daunt and Dervish find themselves under suspicion. The obvious suspect is his much younger wife, but when the police discover that Daunt and Dervish were actually in the grounds of the house that evening, they are not only under suspicion but their licence is suspended. The only way to get it back will be for them to beat the police to the discovery of the real murderer.

Broadcast details

Friday 21st November 2003
BBC Radio 4
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Anna Massey Josephine Daunt
Imelda Staunton Susan Dervish
Bill Paterson Bill Mackie
Guest cast
Nicky Henson Daniel Slater
Alison Pettitt Ellen McQuaid
Gerard McDermott Mel Rankin
Harry Myers Ben Greenway
Andrew Harrison Insp. Bartholomew
Marlene Sidaway Martha
Writing team
Guy Meredith Writer
Production team
Cherry Cookson Director