Comedy drama about three policemen in 1950s Brighton. Inspector Steine fails to spot the station's charlady is a criminal mastermind
- Comedy Drama
- 2007 - 2013
- BBC Radio 4
- 25 (4 series)
- Michael Fenton Stevens, John Ramm, Matt Green, Jan Ravens, Samantha Spiro, Janet Ellis and Robert Bathurst
- Lynne Truss
- Marilyn Imrie
- Karen Rose
Popular comedy thriller set in 1950s Brighton, a place of knickerbocker glories, end-of-the pier shows... and an enormous amount of unsolved crime.
Step forward Inspector Steine. Naive and innocent, he believes that he wiped out all the villains at a single stroke in the Middle Street Massacre when seventeen local hoodlums gunned each other to death. Fortunately, long-suffering Sergeant Brunswick is at hand to help Steine with his enquiries. Aided by keen Constable Twitten, they must find the criminal mastermind who is operating undetected in their midst.
Perhaps one day Steine will realise that the movements of Mrs Groynes, the station charlady, might be worth investigating.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Friday 26th January 2007 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
- Last new broadcast
- Monday 23rd December 2013 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Last repeat
- Friday 22nd December 2017 at 11:15am on Radio 4 Extra