Alan Plater - The Devil's Music

Episodes

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01Roll Jordan Roll20080123 (BBC7)
20170227 (BBC7)
20150727 (BBC7)
20140129 (BBC7)
20140128 (BBC7)
20120726 (BBC7)
20120725 (BBC7)

When Megan keeps playing a mystery melody in rehearsals, she turns musical detective.

Rehearsing for the Brecon Jazz Festival, Megan keeps playing a certain melody but where does it come from?

Her musical detective trail leads to the 1880s and the visit to Swansea of a choir of emancipated slaves...

Stars Rakie Ayola as Megan the Fifth, Margaret John as Megan the Third, Helen Griffin as Megan the First, Don Warrington as Frederick Loudin, Phylip Harries as Owan and Rhodri Hugh as the Rev Davies.

Written by Alan Plater.

Stories based on original material researched and collected by Jen Wilson of the Women's Jazz Archive, Swansea.

Composer and Musical Director: Paula Gardiner

Music: Aula Gardiner, Richard Roberts, Peter Churchill, Nia Lynn, Dyfrig Morris and Lee Williams.

Directed in Wales by Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

When Megan keeps playing a mystery melody in rehearsals, she turns musical detective.

When Megan keeps playing a mystery melody in rehearsals for a jazz festival, she turns musical detective. Stars Rakie Ayola.

When Megan keeps playing a mystery melody in rehearsals, she turns musical detective.

When Megan keeps playing a mystery melody in rehearsals, she turns musical detective.

When Megan keeps playing a mystery melody in rehearsals for a jazz festival, she turns musical detective. Stars Rakie Ayola.

When Megan keeps playing a mystery melody in rehearsals, she turns musical detective.

When Megan keeps playing a mystery melody in rehearsals, she turns musical detective.

When Megan keeps playing a mystery melody in rehearsals for a jazz festival, she turns musical detective. Stars Rakie Ayola.

02The Great Pork Pie Mystery20111013 (BBC7)
20080124 (BBC7)
20170228 (BBC7)
20150728 (BBC7)
20140130 (BBC7)
20140129 (BBC7)
20120727 (BBC7)
20120726 (BBC7)

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom. Stars Rakie Ayola and Margaret John.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom. Stars Rakie Ayola and Margaret John.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom. Stars Rakie Ayola and Margaret John.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom. Stars Rakie Ayola and Margaret John.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom. Stars Rakie Ayola and Margaret John.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom. Stars Rakie Ayola and Margaret John.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest leads her to a 1920s Swansea tearoom.

03Beacons20080125 (BBC7)
20170301 (BBC7)
20150729 (BBC7)

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise. Stars Rakie Ayola.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise. Stars Rakie Ayola.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise.

03 LASTBeacons20111014 (BBC7)
20111013 (BBC7)
20080125 (BBC7)
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20140130 (BBC7)
20120728 (BBC7)
20120727 (BBC7)

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle - when she gets a surprise. Stars Rakie Ayola.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise. Stars Rakie Ayola.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise. Stars Rakie Ayola.

Musical detective Megan's mystery melody quest comes full circle when she gets a surprise.