Dead Clever. Image shows from L to R: DS Jason Trotter (John Hollingworth), DCI Alma Blair (Julie Hesmondhalgh). Copyright: Savvy Productions.

Dead Clever

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about a murder in a university. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Julie Hesmondhalgh, John Hollingworth and Jane Hazlegrove.

Dead Clever. Image shows from L to R: DCI Alma Blair (Julie Hesmondhalgh), DS Jason Trotter (John Hollingworth), CSM Jo Black (Jane Hazlegrove). Copyright: Savvy Productions.

Dead Clever

DCI Alma Blair and DS Jason Trotter investigate murder in the Geography Department of a Russell Group university in the North of England

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2015
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
5   (1 series)
Starring
Julie Hesmondhalgh, John Hollingworth and Jane Hazlegrove
Writer
Val McDermid
Director
Justine Potter
Producer
Justine Potter

DCI Alma Blair and DS Jason Trotter investigate murder in the Geography Department of an unspecified Russell Group university in the North of England. Where academics rub shoulders and, indeed, other parts of the body with students and administrators.

A place where the students think they know everything, the academics know they know everything and the secretaries actually know everything.

Alma has worked her way up the ranks from making the tea for the families of murder victims to ordering Jason to make the tea. She knows she knows best. Jason should know better.

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