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

Dead Pan

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about a murder in a restaurant. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars Julie Hesmondhalgh, John Hollingworth, Jane Hazlegrove, Rosina Carbone and others.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Monday 3rd April 2017

Is it only a matter of time before there is murder on the menu? And where is Alma's Sergeant DS Jason Trotter?


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Tuesday 4th April 2017

With a body by the bidet in fine dining restaurant Charnock 37, DCI Alma Blair and her partner in crime and life have their romantic dinner for two rudely interrupted.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Wednesday 5th April 2017

DCI Alma Blair and DS Trotter have a body in the bathroom and a strange fruit from the suicide tree in the rubbish - but what killed poor restaurant critic Virginia Grimshaw?


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 6th April 2017

There is a breakthrough to celebrate with fine wine - and a heart to heart with Alma and Jason over their work-life balance.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Friday 7th April 2017

When Alma and Jo finally get time alone to talk, it is the future of their personal relationship, more than the murder investigation, that is called into question.