Destination - Fire!

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0101The Reluctant Fire-raiser1962092120191112 (BBC7)
20191113 (BBC7)

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a recent incident had a political motivation? Stars Robert Beatty.

A 1962 drama series set off the well-beaten detection track. It's writer Philip Levene talked about his inspiration: "I have always been fascinated by fire....while writing two plays [Untimely Death, Weather For Murder] I was struck by the wide variety of intriguing ideas in a field that seemed (bar the obvious insurance fraud) comparatively untouched to date. Personally I have had my fill of court-room dramas, endless bodies and Private Eyes, but the puzzle of the charred remains of a burnt-out building intrigue me. The motivations of arson are numerous: greed, financial reverses destruction of evidence, revenge".

It stars noted Canadian radio, television and screen actor, Robert Beatty (1909 - 1992). Beatty shared the screen with James Mason in Odd Man Out (1947), Gregory Peck in Horatio Hornblower (1951) and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as playing the Lester Powell's Irish private detective, Philip Odell on the BBC Light Programme from 1947 to 1961.

Quentin Barnaby … Robert Beatty
Val... Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Mr Lorrimer … Leslie Perrins
Mrs Lorrimer … Barbara Mitchell
Sue … Ann Murray
Mrs Knight … Mary O’Farrell
Fire Officer Taylor … Lee Fox
Nurse …Peggy Butt
Fireman … Lewis Stringer
Peter Ansell … Warren Stanhope

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in September 1962.

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby discover if a recent case was an accident or arson?

Stories of a fire investigator starring Robert Beatty.

0103Chance In A Million1962100520191113 (BBC7)
20191114 (BBC7)

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a recent incident was an accident or arson? Stars Robert Beatty.

A 1962 drama series set off the well-beaten detection track. It's writer Philip Levene talked about his inspiration: "I have always been fascinated by fire....while writing two plays [Untimely Death, Weather For Murder] I was struck by the wide variety of intriguing ideas in a field that seemed (bar the obvious insurance fraud) comparatively untouched to date. Personally I have had my fill of court-room dramas, endless bodies and Private Eyes, but the puzzle of the charred remains of a burnt-out building intrigue me. The motivations of arson are numerous: greed, financial reverses destruction of evidence, revenge".

It stars noted Canadian radio, television and screen actor, Robert Beatty (1909 - 1992). Beatty shared the screen with James Mason in Odd Man Out (1947), Gregory Peck in Horatio Hornblower (1951) and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as playing the Lester Powell's Irish private detective, Philip Odell on the BBC Light Programme from 1947 to 1961.

Quentin Barnaby … Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Joe Selby … Lewis Stringer
Madge Selby … Peggy Butt
Mrs Foster … Vivienne Chatterton
Harry Newton … Malcolm Hayes
Police Sergeant … Will Leighton
Voice … Hilda Kriseman

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in October 1962.

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a recent was arson?

Stories of a fire investigator starring Robert Beatty.

0104Smoke Screen1962101220191114 (BBC7)
20191115 (BBC7)

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a cinema blaze was an accident or arson? Stars Robert Beatty.

A 1962 drama series set off the well-beaten detection track. It's writer Philip Levene talked about his inspiration: "I have always been fascinated by fire....while writing two plays [Untimely Death, Weather For Murder] I was struck by the wide variety of intriguing ideas in a field that seemed (bar the obvious insurance fraud) comparatively untouched to date. Personally I have had my fill of court-room dramas, endless bodies and Private Eyes, but the puzzle of the charred remains of a burnt-out building intrigue me. The motivations of arson are numerous: greed, financial reverses destruction of evidence, revenge".

It stars noted Canadian radio, television and screen actor, Robert Beatty (1909 - 1992). Beatty shared the screen with James Mason in Odd Man Out (1947), Gregory Peck in Horatio Hornblower (1951) and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as playing the Lester Powell's Irish private detective, Philip Odell on the BBC Light Programme from 1947 to 1961.

Quentin Barnaby … Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Joe Selby … Lewis Stringer
Cinema Patron… Peggy Butt
Mr Haynes … Peter Claughton
Fred Springer … Jon Rollason
Mrs Todd … Elizabeth Morgan
Doreen … Jill Hyem
Fire Officer Gregson … Peter Pratt
Jenkins / Guard's Voice … Lee Fox

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in October 1962.

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a cinema blaze was an accident?

Stories of a fire investigator starring Robert Beatty.

0107The Guilty Ghost1962110220191115 (BBC7)
20191116 (BBC7)

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a fire aboard ship is an accident or arson? Stars Robert Beatty. From 1962.

A 1962 drama series set off the well-beaten detection track. It's writer Philip Levene talked about his inspiration: "I have always been fascinated by fire....while writing two plays [Untimely Death, Weather For Murder] I was struck by the wide variety of intriguing ideas in a field that seemed (bar the obvious insurance fraud) comparatively untouched to date. Personally I have had my fill of court-room dramas, endless bodies and Private Eyes, but the puzzle of the charred remains of a burnt-out building intrigue me. The motivations of arson are numerous: greed, financial reverses destruction of evidence, revenge".

It stars noted Canadian radio, television and screen actor, Robert Beatty (1909 - 1992). Beatty shared the screen with James Mason in Odd Man Out (1947), Gregory Peck in Horatio Hornblower (1951) and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as playing the Lester Powell's Irish private detective, Philip Odell on the BBC Light Programme from 1947 to 1961.

Quentin Barnaby … Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Mrs Morreau … Vivienne Chatterton
Jan … Malcolm Hayes
Captain Clarke … Leslie Perrins
Taylor … Anthony VIccars
Freeman … Godfrey Kenton
Fred … Frank Partington

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in November 1962.

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby discover if a ship blaze is an accident or arson?

Stories of a fire investigator starring Robert Beatty.

0108Cause For Alarm1962110920191118 (BBC7)
20191119 (BBC7)

Claude Routledge opens a hardware shop on a new housing estate, which, on the surface, seems to be successful. So why is the agent from the Eastern Loan Company a regular visitor?

Fire investigator Quentin Barnaby must solve another mysterious case.

Quentin Barnaby... Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Claude Routledge... Malcolm Hayes
Sue Routledge... Sulwen Morgan
Dave Campbell... Peter Claughton
Ernie Nelson... John Baddeley
Brian Jarvis... Kenneth Dight
Mrs Adams... Mary O'Farrell

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in November 1962

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a hardware shop blaze was an accident.

Stories of a fire investigator starring Robert Beatty.

0110Frozen Alibi1962112320191119 (BBC7)
20191120 (BBC7)

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if an office blaze was an accident or arson?

A 1962 drama series set off the well-beaten detection track. It's writer Philip Levene talked about his inspiration: "I have always been fascinated by fire....while writing two plays [Untimely Death, Weather For Murder] I was struck by the wide variety of intriguing ideas in a field that seemed (bar the obvious insurance fraud) comparatively untouched to date. Personally I have had my fill of court-room dramas, endless bodies and Private Eyes, but the puzzle of the charred remains of a burnt-out building intrigue me. The motivations of arson are numerous: greed, financial reverses destruction of evidence, revenge".

It stars noted Canadian radio, television and screen actor, Robert Beatty (1909 - 1992). Beatty shared the screen with James Mason in Odd Man Out (1947), Gregory Peck in Horatio Hornblower (1951) and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as playing the Lester Powell's Irish private detective, Philip Odell on the BBC Light Programme from 1947 to 1961.#

Quentin Barnaby... Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Mr Ackroyd… Austin Trevor
Gloria … Jill Hyem
Miss Turner … Barbara Mitchell
Thornton … Denys Hawthorne
Bob Craig … John Pullen
Joan Masters … Mary Law

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in November 1962

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if an office blaze was arson

Stories of a fire investigator starring Robert Beatty.