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Inspector Steine

Inspector Steine

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - 2013
  • 25 episodes (4 series)

Comedy drama about three policemen in 1950s Brighton. Inspector Steine fails to spot the station's charlady is a criminal mastermind. Stars Michael Fenton Stevens, John Ramm, Matt Green, Jan Ravens, Samantha Spiro and more.

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The Casebook Of Inspector Steine, Episode 4 - The Uses Of Literacy

Acting on a mysterious tip-off, Brunswick goes under cover as a careers master in a prestigious girls' school. An eminent former pupil who has been invited to open a new science block is also a criminal mastermind.

Further details

Inspector Steine receives a breathless phone call from a mysterious lady, calling from a famous girls' school on the edge of town. A rich old girl has donated a new science block. This rich old girl is the most successful criminal mastermind in the south east: in short, she is Mrs Groynes!

Brunswick goes undercover (and very nearly underwater), Twitten behaves like a teddy boy at Rock Around the Clock, the standard of schoolgirl pickpocketing skills takes the breath away, and Mrs Vine adds another broken heart to her collection.

With Nicholas Le Prevost as the headmaster (You girls!), Michelle Tate as Phyllis, and Janet Ellis as the evil Mrs Adelaide Vine.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th April 2008
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Michael Fenton Stevens Inspector Steine
John Ramm Brunswick
Matt Green Twitten
Samantha Spiro Mrs Groynes
Janet Ellis Adelaide Vine
Guest cast
Nicholas Le Prevost Hinge
Michelle Tate Phyllis
Sophie Dearlove Female Panellist
Writing team
Lynne Truss Writer
Production team
Karen Rose Producer
Anthony May Composer

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