The Blackburn Files

Redundant pitman Stephen J Blackburn starts a new career as a private investigator.

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A Case Of Winners And Losers19930318

Stephen is still trailing his assistant behind him, but she's rapidly catching up. At the allotments, the war of the flowers has broken out.

0101A Case Of Love And Money19890711
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Redundant pitman turned sleuth Stephen J Blackburn is embroiled with Hungarian exiles.

Redundant pitman turned private investigator Stephen J Blackburn is embroiled with Hungarian exiles.

Blackburn PI, well, his secretary Tracy does most of the investigations, finds himself embroiled with Russian revolutionaries.

A rich woman receives a mysterious parcel of tenners and the past unfolds like a flower. Can redundant pitman turned discrete private investigator, Stephen J Blackburn solve the case?

One of five cases for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

With Rita May, Vanessa Rosenthal, Lorraine Peters, Lucia Laratonda and Robin Polley.

Directed for BBC North East by Dave Sheasby

A rich woman receives a mysterious parcel of tenners and the past unfolds like a flower. Can redundant pitman turned discrete private investigator, Stephen J Blackburn solve the case?

One of five cases for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Starring Fine Time Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan.

With Rita May, Vanessa Rosenthal, Lorraine Peters, Lucia Laratonda and Robin Polley.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Directed for BBC North East by Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1989.

Blackburn PI finds himself embroiled with Russian revolutionaries.

Blackburn PI finds himself embroiled with Hungarian exiles.

A redundant pitman starts a new career as a private investigator, embroiled with Hungarian exiles. Starring Fine Time Fontayne. Episode 1 of 5.

BBC Programme Number: 88DA4736

Recorded on 1989-01-24

Producer: D. SHEASBY

Next in series: A CASE OF BROTHERLY LOVE

Previous in series: EPISODE 6 A CASE OF HADDOCK AND PLAICE

See more THE BLACKBURN FILES programmes (8)

Description

A five part serial by Ian MCMILLAN, Martyn WILEY and Dave SHEASBY. Redundant pitman Stephen J. Blackburn starts a new career as a private investigator.

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

crime drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

08 Feb 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

0103A Case Of Parma Violets1989072519900215
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When a woman suspects her husband's having an affair, she calls in Stephen J Blackburn.

When a woman suspects her husband's having an affair, she calls in investigator Stephen J Blackburn.

Blackburn's on the case of a philanderer, when Betty Shuttleworth suspects her husband of seeing another woman.

Blackburn is on the case when Betty Shuttleworth suspects her husband of seeing another woman.

When a woman suspects her husband's having an affair, she calls in investigator Stephen J Blackburn. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.

When a woman suspects her husband is having an affair, she calls in Stephen J Blackburn.

When a woman suspects her husband is having an affair, she calls in investigator Stephen J Blackburn. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.

Trailing a distinctive perfume, Betty Shuttleworth turns to private investigator Stephen J Blackburn when she suspects her husband's having an affair...

One of five cases for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Starring Fine Time Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan.

With Rita May, Christine Cox, Gerry Kersey and Anne Rye.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Directed for BBC North East by Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1989.

Trailing a distinctive perfume, Betty Shuttleworth turns to private investigator Stephen J Blackburn when she suspects her husband's having an affair...

One of five cases for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Starring Fine Time Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan.

With Rita May, Christine Cox, Gerry Kersey and Anne Rye.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Directed for BBC North East by Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1989.

Blackburn is on the case when Betty Shuttleworth suspects her husband of seeing another woman. Episode 2 of 5.

Blackburn's on the case of a philanderer, when Betty Shuttleworth suspects her husband of seeing another woman. With Fine Time Fontayne. Episode 2 of 5.

BBC Programme Number: 88DA4737

First broadcast on 1989-07-25

Recorded on 1989-01-25

Producer: D. SHEASBY

Next in series: EPISODE 5 A CASE OF PLAGIARISM

Previous in series: 18 July 1989

See more THE BLACKBURN FILES programmes (8)

Description

3/6 episodes by Ian MCMILLAN, Martyn WILEY and Dave SHEASBY. Starring Fine Time FONTAYNE. Directed and produced by Dave SHEASBY.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

investigators

law (social sciences)

Broadcast history

25 Jul 1989 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Feb 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ann Rye (Actor)

Fine Fontayne (Actor)

Judy Flynn (Actor)

Rita May (Actor)

Christine Cox (Actor)

Gerry Kersey (Actor)

Ian Mcmillan (Author)

Dave Sheasby (Author)

Martyn Wiley (Author)

0104A Case Of Brotherly Love - A Cruel Case Of War1989080119900222
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Stephen J Blackburn hunts for a Canadian's long-lost brother, after a cruel separation.

Private investigator Stephen J Blackburn hunts for a Canadian's long-lost brother, decades after their cruel separation....

One of five cases for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Starring Fine Time Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan.

With John Graham Davies, Norman Mills, Ray Ashcroft and Bill Rodgers.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Directed for BBC North East by Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1989.

Private investigator Stephen J Blackburn hunts for a Canadian's long-lost brother, decades after their cruel separation -

One of five cases for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Starring Fine Time Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan.

With John Graham Davies, Norman Mills, Ray Ashcroft and Bill Rodgers.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Directed for BBC North East by Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1989.

BBC Programme Number: 88DA4738

Recorded on 1989-01-26

Producer: D. SHEASBY

Next in series: A CASE OF DROWNING SORROWS

Previous in series: A CASE OF MAKING GOOD

See more THE BLACKBURN FILES programmes (8)

Description

Serial in 5 episodes by Ian MCMILLAN, Martyn WILEY and Dave SHEASBY. 3: A Case Of Brotherly Love. A Canadian comes looking for his long lost brother from whom he was cruelly separated by evacuation...

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

22 Feb 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Davies (Actor)

Fine Fontayne (Actor)

Judy Flynn (Actor)

Rita May (Actor)

Norman Mills (Actor)

Ray Ashcroft (Actor)

Bill Rodgers (Actor)

Ian Mcmillan (Author)

Dave Sheasby (Author)

Martyn Wiley (Author)

Investigator Stephen J Blackburn hunts for a Canadian's long-lost brother, after a cruel separation. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.

Stephen Blackburn helps the owner of a ten-gallon hat on the case of a missing sibling. Episode 3 of 5.

The private investigator helps a Canadian look for his long-lost brother after a cruel separation. Starring Fine Time Fontayne. Episode 3 of 5.

Investigator Stephen J Blackburn hunts for a Canadian's long-lost brother, after a cruel separation.

Stephen Blackburn helps the owner of a ten-gallon hat on the case of a missing sibling.

A Canadian comes looking for his long lost brother from whom he was cruelly separated by evacuation.

The private investigator helps a Canadian look for his long-lost brother after a cruel separation.

0105A Case Of Plagiarism1989080819900301
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Stephen J Blackburn is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script's been pinched.

Investigator Stephen J Blackburn is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script has been pinched.

A plagiarism case presents problems for detective Stephen Blackburn.

How can you steal what can't be seen?

Local writer Hartley Newton is absolutely sure his T.V.

script has been pinched by his nightclass tutor and passed on to the BBC.

A plagiarism case presents problems for Stephen, but how can you steal what can't be seen?

The private investigator is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script's been pinched.

Investigator Stephen J Blackburn is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script's been pinched.

Investigator Stephen J Blackburn is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script has been pinched. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.

Private investigator Stephen J Blackburn is called in when writer Hartley J Newton is convinced his TV script has been pinched...

One of five cases for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Starring Fine Time Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan.

With Gerry Kersey, Christine Cox, Peter Bell and James Tomlinson.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Directed for BBC North East by Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1989.

Private investigator Stephen J Blackburn is called in when writer Hartley J Newton is convinced his TV script has been pinched...

One of five cases for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Starring Fine Time Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan.

With Gerry Kersey, Christine Cox, Peter Bell and James Tomlinson.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Directed for BBC North East by Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1989.

A plagiarism case presents problems for detective Stephen Blackburn. How can you steal what can't be seen? Episode 4 of 5.

The private investigator is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script's been pinched. Starring Fine Time Fontayne. Episode 4 of 5.

BBC Programme Number: 88DA4739

First broadcast on 1989-08-08

Recorded on 1989-01-27

Producer: D. SHEASBY

Next in series: EPISODE 6 A CASE OF HADDOCK AND PLAICE

Previous in series: EPISODE 3 A CASE OF PARMA VIOLETS

See more THE BLACKBURN FILES programmes (8)

Description

Copyright and performance fee 5."A Case of Plagiarism" Local writer Hartley Newton is absolutely sure his T.V. script has been pinched by his nightclass tutor and passed on to the BBC. Comic mystery starring Fine-Time Fontayne and Judy Flynn.

Subject Categories

detective drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

08 Aug 1989 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

01 Mar 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Peter Bell (Actor)

Fine Fontayne (Actor)

Judy Flynn (Actor)

James Tomlinson (Actor)

Christine Cox (Actor)

Gerry Kersey (Actor)

Ian Mcmillan (Author)

Dave Sheasby (Author)

Martyn Wiley (Author)

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An elderly couple's time-share cash con sparks Stephen J Blackburn's first case abroad.

An elderly couple's time-share cash con sparks investigator Stephen J Blackburn's first case abroad.

An elderly couple lose all their savings in a time share con and Stephen gets his first foreign assignment.

An elderly couple lose their cash in a time-share con and Stephen gets his first foreign assignment.

An elderly couple's time-share cash con sparks investigator Stephen J Blackburn's first case abroad. Stars Fine-Time Fontayne.

An elderly couple's time-share cash con sparks private investigator Stephen J Blackburn's first case abroad.

The last of five cases for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Starring Fine Time Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan.

With Gerry Kersey, Lorraine Peters, Norman Mills, Lucia Laratonda and James Tomlinson.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Directed for BBC North East by Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1989.

An elderly couple's time-share cash con sparks private investigator Stephen J Blackburn's first case abroad.

The last of five cases for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Starring Fine Time Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan.

With Gerry Kersey, Lorraine Peters, Norman Mills, Lucia Laratonda and James Tomlinson.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Directed for BBC North East by Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1989.

An elderly couple lose their savings in a time-share con, and Stephen gets a foreign assignment. Episode 5 of 5.

An elderly couple lose all their savings in a time-share con. Episode 5 of 5.

An elderly couple lose their cash in a time-share con and Stephen gets his first foreign assignment. Stars Fine-Time Fontayne. Episode 5 of 5.

BBC Programme Number: 88DA4740

First broadcast on 1989-08-15

Recorded on 1989-01-28

Producer: D. SHEASBY

Next in series: A CASE OF MAKING GOOD

Previous in series: EPISODE 5 A CASE OF PLAGIARISM

See more THE BLACKBURN FILES programmes (8)

Description

Copyright and performance fee 6."A Case of Haddock and Plaice" An elderly couple lose all their savings in a time share con and Stephen gets his first foreign assignment. Stars Fine Time Fontayne and Judy Flynn with Gerry Kersey and Lorraine Peters.

Subject Categories

detective drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

15 Aug 1989 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

08 Mar 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Fine Fontayne (Actor)

Judy Flynn (Actor)

Lorraine Peters (Actor)

James Tomlinson (Actor)

Norman Mills (Actor)

Gerry Kersey (Actor)

Lucia Laratonda (Actor)

Ian Mcmillan (Author)

Dave Sheasby (Author)

Martyn Wiley (Author)

0201A Case Of Frinks And Moores1991062019920213
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Finding seven missing sculptures proves a challenge for private eye Steven J Blackburn.

When an open-air sculpture exhibition is raided, pitman-turned-private eye Steven J Blackburn is thrown into the jungle of international dealing.

Starring Finetime Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan and Christopher Wilkinson as Rollo Oglesby.

One of four more cases for the private investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

When an open-air sculpture exhibition is raided, pitman-turned-private eye Steven J Blackburn is thrown into the jungle of international dealing.

Starring Finetime Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan and Christopher Wilkinson as Rollo Oglesby.

One of four more cases for the private investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Producer: Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1991.

Finding seven missing sculptures proves a challenge for pitman-turned-private eye Steven J Blackburn.

Valuable sculptures have gone missing.

Blackburn doesn't know a Moore from a moose, but is on the case.

When an open-air sculpture exhibition is raided, ex-pitman turned private eye Steven J Blackburn is on the case.

Seven valuable sculptures have gone missing.

Blackburn doesn't know a Moore from a moose, but he's on the case.

Valuable sculptures have gone missing. Blackburn doesn't know a Moore from a moose, but is on the case.

Seven valuable sculptures have gone missing. Blackburn doesn't know a Moore from a moose, but he's on the case.

When an open-air sculpture exhibition is raided, Blackburn is thrown into the jungle of international dealing - even though his assistant reckons the solution might be found nearer to home.

0202A Case Of Hearts And Flowers1991062719920220
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Steven J Blackburn investigates when his brother-in-law's filofax is stolen.

When his brother-in-law's Filofax is held to ransom, private eye Steven J Blackburn investigates.

Starring Finetime Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan, Rita May as Mam and Christine Cox as Shirley.

One of four more cases for the private investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Producer: Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.

When his brother-in-law's stolen filofax is held to ransom, private eye Steven J Blackburn investigates. With Fine-Time Fontayne.

When his brother-in-law's stolen filofax is held to ransom, private eye Steven J Blackburn investigates.

With Fine-Time Fontayne.

Stephen J Blackburn gets an introduction to new-age crime when his brother-in-law's filofax is stolen and held to ransom.

Steven J Blackburn investigates when his brother-in-law's stolen filofax is stolen.

When his brother-in-law's Filofax is held to ransom, private eye Steven J Blackburn investigates.

Starring Finetime Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan, Rita May as Mam and Christine Cox as Shirley.

One of four more cases for the private investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Producer: Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.

Ex-pitman turned private investigator Stephen J Blackburn gets an introduction to 'new-age crime' when his brother-in-law's filofax is stolen and held to ransom.

But it's assistant-detective Tracey who once again goes straight to the heart of the matter in A Case of Hearts and Flowers.

Written by Ian McMillan , Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby.

Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen J Blackburn

Written By: Ian McMillan

Written By: Martyn Wiley

Written By: Dave Sheasby.

Stephen J Blackburn: Finetime Fontayne

Tracey Duggan: Judy Flynn

Mam: Rita May

Shirley: Christine Cox

Nigel: John Langford

Stephen J Blackburn gets an introduction to new-age crime when his brother-in-law's Filofax is stolen.

Four cases for Stephen J Blackburn , ex-pitman turned private investigator.

2: A Case of Hearts and Flowers

When his brother-in-law's

Filofax is stolen and held to ransom, Blackburn gets an introduction to new-age crime. But it's assistant detective Tracey who once again goes straight to the heart of the matter.

Martyn Wiley and the director Dave Sheasby. Stereo

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A TV quiz show sparks private eye Steven J Blackburn's hunt for a long-lost husband.

When Betty Ackroyd sees her husband Archie on a TV quiz show, it's for the first time since he walked out 30 years ago. Private eye Stephen J Blackburn investigates.

Starring Finetime Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan and Ann Rye as Mrs Ackroyd.

One of four more cases for the private investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1991.

When Betty Ackroyd sees her husband Archie on a TV quiz show, it's for the first time since he walked out 30 years ago. Private eye Stephen J Blackburn investigates.

Starring Finetime Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan and Ann Rye as Mrs Ackroyd.

One of four more cases for the private investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Producer: Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1991.

A TV quiz show sparks private investigator Steven J Blackburn's hunt for a long lost husband. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.

A TV quiz show sparks private investigator Steven J Blackburn's hunt for a long lost husband.

Stars Fine Time Fontayne.

When Betty Ackroyd hires Blackburn to find her husband, the trail leads to the mysterious spiderman.

When Mrs Ackroyd hires Steven J Blackburn to find her husband, the trail leads to the mysterious spiderman of Mansfield.

The investigator's hunt for a long lost husband leads him to the mysterious spiderman of Mansfield.

The third of four cases for Stephen J Blackburn , ex-pitman turned private investigator.

A Case of a Golden Smile When Betty Ackroyd sees her husband on a TV quiz show it's for the first time since he walked out 30 years ago; and when she hires Blackburn to find him, the trail heads straight to the mysterious spiderman of Mansfield.

Written by Ian McMillan.

Martyn Wiley and the director. Dave Sheasby. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen J Blackburn

Unknown: Betty Ackroyd

Written By: Martyn Wiley

Director: Dave Sheasby.

Stephen J Blackburn: Finetime Fontayne

Tracey Duggan: Judy Flynn

Mam: Rita May

Mrs Ackroyd: Ann Rye

Ted of Mansfield: Norman Mills

Nigel Phillips: John Basham

The investigator's hunt for a long lost husband leads him to the mysterious spiderman of Mansfield. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.

When Betty Ackroyd sees her husband on a TV quiz show, it's for the first time since he walked out 30 years ago; when she hires Blackburn to find him, the trail leads straight to the mysterious spiderman of Mansfield.

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A routine case for Stephen J Blackburn starts to look like his final investigation.

A routine case for private eye Stephen J Blackburn starts to look like his final investigation. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.

A routine case for private eye Stephen J Blackburn starts to look like his final investigation.

Can the loyalty of Tracey once again save Blackburn from losing both his business and his life?

Can the loyalty of Blackburn's young trainee assistant, Tracey, once again save him from losing both his business and his life?

Can the private investigator's young assistant save him from losing both his business and his life?

A routine case for private eye Stephen J Blackburn starts to look like his final investigation

Starring Finetime Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan, Rita May as Mam and Daryl Fishwick as Angela.

One of four more cases for the private investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Producer: Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.

Starring Finetime Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan, Rita May as Mam and Daryl Fishwick as Angela.

One of four more cases for the private investigator and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.

Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Producer: Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.

The last of four cases for Stephen J Blackburn , ex-pitman turned private investigator. A Case of Whistle and Run

Another routine marital case for Blackburn turns out to be one that could be his last, unless the love and loyalty of his young trainee assistant Tracey can once again save him from losing both his business and his life.

Written by Ian McMillan , Martyn Wiley and the director, Dave Sheasby. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen J Blackburn

Written By: Ian McMillan

Written By: Martyn Wiley

Director: Dave Sheasby.

Stephen J Blackburn: Finetime Fontayne

Tracey Duggan: Judy Flynn

Mam: Rita May

Angela: Daryl Fishwick

Rodney: Christopher Kent

Can the private investigator's young assistant save him from losing both his business and his life? Stars Fine Time Fontayne.

The final case for ex-pitman turned private investigator StephenJ Blackburn.

A Case of Whistle and Run Another routine marital case turns out to be one that could be Blackburn's last - unless the love and loyalty of his young trainee assistant Tracey can once again save him from losing both his business and his life.

Written by Ian Mcmillan , Martyn Wiley and the director Dave Sheasby Stereo

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Steven J Blackburn and his assistant get digging in a mucky war of the flowers.

Private eye Steven J Blackburn and his assistant get digging in a mucky war of the flowers. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.

Private eye Steven J Blackburn and his assistant get digging in a mucky war of the flowers.

The ex-pitman turned private investigator and his assistant get digging in a mucky war of flowers.

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Director Dave Sheasby

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Setting out to track down a missing person, private-eye Steven J Blackburn finds something more.

Stephen and Tracy decide to share the workload, and are hot on the trail of a missing person.

The private investigator's inspired guesswork finds not just a missing person, but also romance.

The concluding case for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.