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0120150303"By Elmore Leonard

Adapted by Katie Hims

Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

Carl Webster is a rising star in the U.S Marshals Service, one of the elite man-hunters currently chasing the likes of Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd across America's Depression-ravaged heartland. Meanwhile, Jack Belmont, the wayward son of an oil millionaire, wants to be public enemy number one. The lives of the cop and robber criss-cross repeatedly before finally confronting in an inevitable show down.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Critical praise for Elmore Leonard's novel:

""Elmore Leonard is our Prospero, a magician who has given us inspired fun for 50 years. He floats above the action, amused; his motto is surely Puck's ""What fools these mortals be."" In The Hot Kid, Oklahoma is his version of Shakespeare's enchanted isle in ""The Tempest,"" a brave new world where maids and monsters, outlaws and oilmen, strange creatures all, act out their dubious destinies."" - The Washington

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""As always, Leonard's prose seems effortless, his dialogue is perfect, and his humor is as dry as a moonshine martini....a terrific pleasure."" - Booklist

""The whole sepia-toned caravan, in fact, is so relaxed that even the most violent felonies may leave you smiling. Leonard's gentle epic is as restorative as a month in the country."" - Kirkus Reviews.

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0120150303"By Elmore Leonard

Adapted by Katie Hims

Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

Carl Webster is a rising star in the U.S Marshals Service, one of the elite man-hunters currently chasing the likes of Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd across America's Depression-ravaged heartland. Meanwhile, Jack Belmont, the wayward son of an oil millionaire, wants to be public enemy number one. The lives of the cop and robber criss-cross repeatedly before finally confronting in an inevitable show down.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Critical praise for Elmore Leonard's novel:

""Elmore Leonard is our Prospero, a magician who has given us inspired fun for 50 years. He floats above the action, amused; his motto is surely Puck's ""What fools these mortals be."" In The Hot Kid, Oklahoma is his version of Shakespeare's enchanted isle in ""The Tempest,"" a brave new world where maids and monsters, outlaws and oilmen, strange creatures all, act out their dubious destinies."" - The Washington

Post

""As always, Leonard's prose seems effortless, his dialogue is perfect, and his humor is as dry as a moonshine martini....a terrific pleasure."" - Booklist

""The whole sepia-toned caravan, in fact, is so relaxed that even the most violent felonies may leave you smiling. Leonard's gentle epic is as restorative as a month in the country."" - Kirkus Reviews.

0120150303"By Elmore Leonard

Adapted by Katie Hims

Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

Carl Webster is a rising star in the U.S Marshals Service, one of the elite man-hunters currently chasing the likes of Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd across America's Depression-ravaged heartland. Meanwhile, Jack Belmont, the wayward son of an oil millionaire, wants to be public enemy number one. The lives of the cop and robber criss-cross repeatedly before finally confronting in an inevitable show down.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Critical praise for Elmore Leonard's novel:

""Elmore Leonard is our Prospero, a magician who has given us inspired fun for 50 years. He floats above the action, amused; his motto is surely Puck's ""What fools these mortals be."" In The Hot Kid, Oklahoma is his version of Shakespeare's enchanted isle in ""The Tempest,"" a brave new world where maids and monsters, outlaws and oilmen, strange creatures all, act out their dubious destinies."" - The Washington

Post

""As always, Leonard's prose seems effortless, his dialogue is perfect, and his humor is as dry as a moonshine martini....a terrific pleasure."" - Booklist

""The whole sepia-toned caravan, in fact, is so relaxed that even the most violent felonies may leave you smiling. Leonard's gentle epic is as restorative as a month in the country."" - Kirkus Reviews.

""The whole sepia-toned caravan, in fact, is so relaxed that even the most violent felonies may leave you smiling. Leonard's gentle epic is as restorative as a month in the country."" - Kirkus Reviews."

01Rising Star And Wayward Son2015030320190625 (BBC7)
20190626 (BBC7)
Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

Carl Webster is a rising star in the US Marshals Service, one of the elite man-hunters currently chasing the likes of Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd across America's Depression-ravaged heartland.

Meanwhile, Jack Belmont, the wayward son of an oil millionaire, wants to be public enemy number one. The lives of the cop and robber criss-cross repeatedly before finally confronting in an inevitable show down.

Adapted by Katie Hims

Carl Webster....Luke Norris
Jack Belmont....Adam Gillen
Louly Brown....Samantha Dakin
Tony Antonelli....Nathan Osgood
Virgil Webster....David Acton
Heidi Dilworth....Bettrys Jones
Emmet Long....Shaun Mason
Marshal Bob McMahon....Ian Conningham
Oris Belmont....John Chancer
Doris Belmont....Elaine Claxton
Norm Dilworth....Paul Heath
Nancy Polis....Roslyn Hill
Crystal Lee Davidson....Hannah Genesius
Mr Deering....Michael Bertenshaw

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

Critical praise for Elmore Leonard's novel:

"Elmore Leonard is our Prospero, a magician who has given us inspired fun for 50 years. He floats above the action, amused; his motto is surely Puck's "What fools these mortals be." In The Hot Kid, Oklahoma is his version of Shakespeare's enchanted isle in "The Tempest," a brave new world where maids and monsters, outlaws and oilmen, strange creatures all, act out their dubious destinies." - The Washington
Post

"As always, Leonard's prose seems effortless, his dialogue is perfect, and his humor is as dry as a moonshine martini....a terrific pleasure." - Booklist

"The whole sepia-toned caravan, in fact, is so relaxed that even the most violent felonies may leave you smiling. Leonard's gentle epic is as restorative as a month in the country." - Kirkus Reviews

Elmore Leonard's epic tale of cops and robbers in the 1930s.

Dramatic adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel, set during America's Great Depression

Carl Webster.... Luke Norris
Jack Belmont.... Adam Gillen
Louly Brown.... Samantha Dakin
Tony Antonelli.... Nathan Osgood
Virgil Webster.... David Acton
Heidi Dilworth.... Bettrys Jones
Emmet Long.... Shaun Mason
Marshal Bob McMahon.... Ian Conningham
Oris Belmont.... John Chancer
Doris Belmont.... Elaine Claxton
Norm Dilworth.... Paul Heath
Nancy Polis.... Roslyn Hill
Crystal Lee Davidson.... Hannah Genesius
Mr Deering.... Michael Bertenshaw

Dramatic adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel, set during America's Great Depression

0220150310"By Elmore Leonard

Adapted by Katie Hims

Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sepia-toned backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

Louly Brown tells of how her letters to Pretty Boy Floyd in prison led to her stealing her step-father's car and running away from home with a bank robber, before meeting the handsome Deputy Marshal Carl Webster at a fatal motel shoot-out. Meanwhile, Jack Belmont's illegal moonshine operation is threatened when his roadhouse is attacked by members of the Klan.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

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0220150310"By Elmore Leonard

Adapted by Katie Hims

Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sepia-toned backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

Louly Brown tells of how her letters to Pretty Boy Floyd in prison led to her stealing her step-father's car and running away from home with a bank robber, before meeting the handsome Deputy Marshal Carl Webster at a fatal motel shoot-out. Meanwhile, Jack Belmont's illegal moonshine operation is threatened when his roadhouse is attacked by members of the Klan.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

0220150310"By Elmore Leonard

Adapted by Katie Hims

Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sepia-toned backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

Louly Brown tells of how her letters to Pretty Boy Floyd in prison led to her stealing her step-father's car and running away from home with a bank robber, before meeting the handsome Deputy Marshal Carl Webster at a fatal motel shoot-out. Meanwhile, Jack Belmont's illegal moonshine operation is threatened when his roadhouse is attacked by members of the Klan.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko."

02Shoot-out2015031020190626 (BBC7)
20190627 (BBC7)
Louly Brown tells of how her letters to Pretty Boy Floyd in prison led to her stealing her step-father's car and running away from home with a bank robber, before meeting the handsome Deputy Marshal Carl Webster at a fatal motel shoot-out.

Meanwhile, Jack Belmont's illegal moonshine operation is threatened when his roadhouse is attacked by members of the Klan.

Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sepia-toned backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

Adapted by Katie Hims

Jack Belmont....Adam Gillen
Louly Brown....Samantha Dakin
Tony Antonelli....Nathan Osgood
Carl Webster....Luke Norris
Joe Young....Joe Jameson
Norm Dilworth....Paul Heath
Pretty Boy Flloyd....Shaun Mason
Virgil Webster....David Acton
Heidi Dilworth....Bettrys Jones
Nestor Lott....Ian Conningham
Sylvia Hagenlocker....Elaine Claxton
Filling Station Woman....Jane Slavin

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

Elmore Leonard's epic tale of cops and robbers in the 1930s..

Dramatic adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel, set during America's Great Depression

Jack Belmont.... Adam Gillen
Louly Brown.... Samantha Dakin
Tony Antonelli.... Nathan Osgood
Carl Webster.... Luke Norris
Joe Young.... Joe Jameson
Norm Dilworth.... Paul Heath
Pretty Boy Flloyd.... Shaun Mason
Virgil Webster.... David Acton
Heidi Dilworth.... Bettrys Jones
Nestor Lott.... Ian Conningham
Sylvia Hagenlocker.... Elaine Claxton
Filling Station Woman.... Jane Slavin

Dramatic adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel, set during America's Great Depression

0320150317Drama. Katie Hims adapts Elmore Leonard's criminal odyssey.

03Fresh Start2015031720190627 (BBC7)
20190628 (BBC7)
Fed up with waiting for Deputy Marshal Carl Webster to take her dancing, Louly has gone to Kansas City to make a fresh start, with a new job and new name.

She arrives at the same time as Jack Belmont, who's fled Tulsa after shooting his partner and now plans to start robbing banks. Both soon come to the attention of local crime boss Teddy Ritz and it's not long before Carl has to bail them all out of trouble.

Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

Adapted by Katie Hims

Louly Brown....Samantha Dakin
Tony Antonelli....Nathan Osgood
Carl Webster....Luke Norris
Jack Belmont....Adam Gillen
Teddy Ritz....Lucian Msamati
Heidi Dilworth....Bettrys Jones
Lou Tessa....Shaun Mason
Bank Guard....David Acton
Bank Teller....Hannah Genesius
Bank Manager....Ian Conningham
Hotshot....Paul Heath

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015

Elmore Leonard's epic tale of cops and robbers in the 1930s.

Dramatic adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel, set during America's Great Depression

Louly Brown.... Samantha Dakin
Tony Antonelli.... Nathan Osgood
Carl Webster.... Luke Norris
Jack Belmont.... Adam Gillen
Teddy Ritz.... Lucian Msamati
Heidi Dilworth.... Bettrys Jones
Lou Tessa.... Shaun Mason
Bank Guard.... David Acton
Bank Teller.... Hannah Genesius
Bank Manager.... Ian Conningham
Hotshot.... Paul Heath

Dramatic adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel, set during America's Great Depression

0420150324"By Elmore Leonard

Adapted by Katie Hims

Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

As far as Jack Belmont sees it, the only thing standing between him and realising his dream of becoming America's most wanted criminal is Deputy Marshal Carl Webster. A chance encounter in prison enables Jack to formulate a plan that will put an end to his nemesis once and for all.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

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0420150324"By Elmore Leonard

Adapted by Katie Hims

Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

As far as Jack Belmont sees it, the only thing standing between him and realising his dream of becoming America's most wanted criminal is Deputy Marshal Carl Webster. A chance encounter in prison enables Jack to formulate a plan that will put an end to his nemesis once and for all.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

0420150324"By Elmore Leonard

Adapted by Katie Hims

Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

As far as Jack Belmont sees it, the only thing standing between him and realising his dream of becoming America's most wanted criminal is Deputy Marshal Carl Webster. A chance encounter in prison enables Jack to formulate a plan that will put an end to his nemesis once and for all.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

Adapted by Katie Hims

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko"

04Most Wanted2015032420190628 (BBC7)
20190629 (BBC7)
As far as Jack Belmont sees it, the only thing standing between him and realising his dream of becoming America's most wanted criminal is Deputy Marshal Carl Webster.

A chance encounter in prison enables Jack to formulate a plan that will put an end to his nemesis once and for all.

Conclusion of Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.

Adapted by Katie Hims

Tony Antonelli....Nathan Osgood
Jack Belmont....Adam Gillen
Carl Webster....Luke Norris
Louly Brown....Samantha Dakin
Oris Belmont....John Chancer
Nancy Polis....Roslyn Hill
Cecil Guyton....Ian Conningham
Virgil Webster....David Acton
Walter....Shaun Mason
Cell Mate....Paul Heath

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

Elmore Leonard's epic tale of cops and robbers in the 1930s.

Dramatic adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel, set during America's Great Depression

Tony Antonelli.... Nathan Osgood
Jack Belmont.... Adam Gillen
Carl Webster.... Luke Norris
Louly Brown.... Samantha Dakin
Oris Belmont.... John Chancer
Nancy Polis.... Roslyn Hill
Cecil Guyton.... Ian Conningham
Virgil Webster.... David Acton
Walter.... Shaun Mason
Cell Mate.... Paul Heath

Dramatic adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel, set during America's Great Depression