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Inspector Steine

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 25 episodes (4 series), 2007 - 2013. Stars Michael Fenton Stevens, John Ramm, Matt Green, Jan Ravens, Samantha Spiro, Janet Ellis and Robert Bathurst.

The Casebook Of Inspector Steine, Episode 5 - Room At The Top

Steine is delighted to meet Lord Melamine, who offers to sell him a gold brick at a knockdown price. But is his lordship all he seems to be?

Further details

The publication of Nancy Mitford's famous book Noblesse Oblige sparks awareness of linguistic class indicators in Brighton Police Station at precisely the moment a man claiming to be 'Lord Melamine' tries to interest Inspector Steine in buying some gold bricks at an amazing knock-down price.

Is this toff what he appears to be? If he's so high-born, why does he keep using the words 'toilet', 'serviette', 'la-di-da' and 'mental'?

With Mark Heap as Melamine.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd May 2008
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Michael Fenton Stevens Inspector Steine
John Ramm Brunswick
Matt Green Twitten
Samantha Spiro Mrs Groynes
Writing team
Lynne Truss Writer
Production team
Karen Rose Producer
Anthony May Composer