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 Weight

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama crime series. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Julie Hesmondhalgh, Jane Hazlegrove, John Hollingworth, Jonathan Keeble and others.

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 Weight

Radio 4 comedy drama by Val McDermid about a death at a slimming club

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
5   (1 series)
Creator
Val McDermid
Starring
Julie Hesmondhalgh, Jane Hazlegrove, John Hollingworth, Jonathan Keeble, Nitin Kundra and Helen Kay
Writer
Shelley Silas
Producer
Justine Potter

Val McDermid's crime series returns to Cranby, where it seems losing weight really can be murder!

This fourth series is led by lovers DCI Alma Blair and CSM Jo Black. Blair is found lurking behind the weighing scales at Fat Busters. Determined to be anonymous, she is masquerading as a florist, until someone with murder in mind forces her into action.

Production Details

Part of

Val McDermid's Dead comedy crime dramas

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 25th June 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 10:45am
Last new broadcast
Friday 29th June 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 10:45am
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 29th June 2018 at 7:45pm