Interrogation, The [Drama]

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0102Jermaine2012021420161020 (R4)

by Roy Williams.

2/3 The story of Jermaine, a ruthless and amoral young gang member, who Max and Sean find disturbingly keen to confess.

Cast

DS Max Matthews....Kenneth Cranham

DC Sean Armitage....Alex Lanipekun

Jermaine....Anthony Welsh

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

The Interrogation, running Monday to Wednesday this week, comprises three hard-hitting contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues.This is the second of three plays featuring Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as two police officers from different worlds, whose grudging friendship develops as they discover that together they make a formidable team.

Jermaine, a ruthless and amoral gang member, is disturbingly keen to confess to police.

0103Sarah2012021520161021 (R4)

by Roy Williams, with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun. 3/3 The story of Sarah, married into a racist family, who has been holding out against their influence for years.

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by Roy Williams.

Cast

DS Max Matthews - Kenneth Cranham

DC Sean Armitage - Alex Lanipekun

Sarah - Claire Louise Cordwell

Danny - Carl Prekopp

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

by Roy Williams, with Kenneth Cranham & Alex Lanipekun. 3/3 The story of Sarah, married into a racist family, who has been holding out against their influence for years.

0103 LASTSarah20120215

by Roy Williams.

3/3 The story of Sarah, married into a racist family, who has been holding out against their influence for years.

Cast

DS Max Matthews....Kenneth Cranham

DC Sean Armitage....Alex Lanipekun

Sarah....Claire Louise Cordwell

Danny....Carl Prekopp

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Notes

The Interrogation, running Monday to Wednesday this week, comprises three hard-hitting contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues.This is the last of three plays featuring Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as two police officers from different worlds, whose grudging friendship develops as they discover that together they make a formidable team.

Married into a racist family, Sarah has been holding out against their influence for years

0201Marc2013042920170823

by Roy Williams

1/3 The Story of Marc. DS Max Mathews returns from bereavement leave to rejoin DC Sean Armitage doing what they do best. An ex-colleague, Marc, is suspected of domestic violence, but while Sean is maybe too close to the case, Max has an uncanny insight into the crime.

Music by David Pickvance

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

This is the second series of Roy Williams' hard hitting dramas of modern crime. Critical acclaim for the first series included this, in the Spectator...

He writes about the stuff you'd rather not know, prefer not to think about, pretend to ignore. But it lives on with you in the mind. It won't let you go. By his words, the sharp, brittle, spot-on dialogue, he forces you to recognise the limitations of your experience, your understanding. It's not the story outline that matters, but the characterisation, the way the people speak, the language they use. Each of the characters is so clearly differentiated you know exactly what they look like without a detail being given to us. Through the conversation, the interaction, we gather in the back story, we get the gist. There are no easy answers. It's life, messy life, the life we'd rather not think about as we listen to the radio, doing the ironing, making marmalade, cocooned mostly from the nasty, brutish world dealt with by others on our behalf.

Kate Chisholm.

Max and Sean investigate the case of an ex-colleague suspected of domestic violence.

Music by David Pickvance
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

This is another chance to hear the second series of Roy Williams' hard hitting dramas of modern crime. Critical acclaim for the first series included this, in the Spectator...

Kate Chisholm.

0202Grace2013050620170830

by Roy Williams

2/3 The Story of Grace. An ambitious local woman, who made a name for herself during the London riots, has struggled to rise from her past, until only one thing stands in her way.

Music by David Pickvance

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

An ambitious woman has struggled to rise from her past, until only one thing stands in her

0203 LASTSimon2013051320170906

by Roy Williams

3/3 The Story of Simon. A sixth-former is attacked on his way to school, and hospitalised. When Max and Sean start to investigate, they hardly expect to uncover a love story

Music by David Pickvance

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

What looks like a horrific mugging, when investigated, reveals a strange love story.

0301Colin2014041720171113

's wife and daughter were brutally attacked in their home, but no-one has broken in.

by Roy Williams, with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun. The story of Colin.

Colin's wife and daughter have been brutally attacked in their home, but no-one seems to have broken in. When the truth finally comes out, even Max is taken aback.

Directed by Mary Peate

Original music by David Pickvance.

0302Jonny2014042420171114

When the defendant in a rape case is found innocent, Max just cannot seem to let it go.

by Roy Williams, with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun. The story of Jonny.

When the defendant in a rape case is found innocent, Max just can't seem to let it go.

Directed by Mary Peate

Original music by David Pickvance.

0303 LASTKellie2014050120171115

Sean agrees to a drink with an old friend. Little does he know what he's getting into.

by Roy Williams, with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun. The story of Kellie.

Sean agrees to go for a drink with his old schoolfriend, Kellie. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for. Exciting series-ender.

Directed by Mary Peate

Original music by David Pickvance.

0401Tom20150902

by Roy Williams.

New series. Detective Chief Inspector Max Matthews and Detective Sergeant Sean Armitage are from different generations and different worlds, but together they make an excellent team. It's Sean's first day back since he was shot whilst on a case with Max, and both men are finding it hard to adjust. 1/3 The story of Tom, the son of a wealthy scrap metal merchant and his wife, an ex-PC and an old colleague of Max's.

Director - Mary Peate

Notes

The fourth series of The Interrogation, running on successive Wednesdays starting on September 2nd, comprises three contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues. The series features Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as two police officers from different worlds, whose professional relationship has slowly evolved over the years, especially since Sean was seriously wounded in the course of action.

Roy Williams OBE, has a distinguished career in theatre, television and radio.

Theatre productions include KINGSTON 14 (Theatre Royal Stratford East), an adaptation of THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (Pilot Theatre/ UK Tour), SUCKER PUNCH (Royal Court Theatre, nominated for Olivier Award for Best Play), DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE (RSC) FALLOUT (Royal Court Theatre), SING YER HEART OUT FOR THE LADS (NT), CLUBLAND (Royal Court Theatre), THE GIFT (Birmingham Rep/Tricycle Theatre), LOCAL BOY (Hampstead Theatre).

Television includes LET IT SNOW (Endor Productions/Sky), FALLOUT (Company Pictures/ Channel 4, Screen Nation Award for Achievement in Screenwriting), OFFSIDE (BBC, Winner of BAFTA Children's Film and TV Award for Best Schools Drama) and BABYFATHER (BBC). For film he has co-written FAST GIRLS (DJ Films).

For radio, his work includes adaptations of ER Braithwaite's A CHOICE OF STRAWS and TO SIR WITH LOVE and original plays TELL TALE and HOMEBOYS.

Television includes LET IT SNOW (Endor Productions/Sky), FALLOUT (Company Pictures/ Channel 4, Screen Nation Award for Achievement in Screenwriting), OFFSIDE (BBC, Winner of BAFTA Children's Film & TV Award for Best Schools Drama) and BABYFATHER (BBC). For film he has co-written FAST GIRLS (DJ Films).

0402Riz20150909

by Roy Williams

With Kenneth Cranham as DCI Max Matthews and Alex Lanipekun as DS Sean Armitage. The boys are getting back into the swim after Sean's return to work. 2/3 An American movie star is burgled, but the details of the case seem odd. 2/3 The story of Riz.

Director - Mary Peate

Notes

The fourth series of The Interrogation featuring Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as two police officers from different generations and different worlds who nonetheless form a remarkable interrogation team.

0403 LASTJoanne20150916

by Roy Williams

With Kenneth Cranham as DCI Max Matthews and Alex Lanipekun as DS Sean Armitage. 3/3 The story of Sean's friend and colleague, PC Joanne Laverty who was inspired to go into the police force by her grandfather.

Director - Mary Peate.

0501Beverley2017032920190402 (R4)

by Roy Williams

Detective Inspector Max Matthews (Kenneth Cranham) and Detective Sergeant Sean Armitage (Alex Lanipekun) are back for a new series of contemporary crime dramas. Today the detective duo subject a woman who has reported her elderly father missing to their unique style of interrogation. Beverley's story.

Music - David Pickvance

Director - Mary Peate

The Interrogation, running Wednesday to Friday this week, comprises three hard-hitting contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues.

Roy Williams is an award-winning English playwright who is considered one of the most astute and talented chroniclers of his time. Williams has many awards including the George Devine Award for Lift Off, the 2001 Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright for his play Clubland, the 2002 BAFTA for Best Schools Drama for Offside and 2004 South Bank Show Arts Council Decibel Award. Sucker Punch, produced by The Royal Court Theatre, was nominated for the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play and the Olivier Award for Best New Play 2011. Other stand-out theatre productions include FALLOUT (Royal Court Theatre) and SING YER HEART OUT FOR THE LADS (NT). Williams was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

Praise for Williams' writing in the first series of The Interrogation:

He writes about the stuff you'd rather not know, prefer not to think about, pretend to ignore. But it lives on with you in the mind. It won't let you go. By his words, the sharp, brittle, spot-on dialogue, he forces you to recognise the limitations of your experience, your understanding. It's not the story outline that matters, but the characterisation, the way the people speak, the language they use. Each of the characters is so clearly differentiated you know exactly what they look like without a detail being given to us. Through the conversation, the interaction, we gather in the back story, we get the gist. There are no easy answers. It's life, messy life, the life we'd rather not think about as we listen to the radio, doing the ironing, making marmalade, cocooned mostly from the nasty, brutish world dealt with by others on our behalf.

Kate Chisholm, The Spectator.

Music....David Pickvance
Director....Mary Peate

He writes about the stuff you'd rather not know, prefer not to think about, pretend to ignore. But it lives on with you in the mind. It won't let you go. By his words, the sharp, brittle, spot-on dialogue, he forces you to recognise the limitations of your experience, your understanding. It's not the story outline that matters, but the characterisation, the way the people speak, the language they use. Each of the characters is so clearly differentiated you know exactly what they look like without a detail being given to us. Through the conversation, the interaction, we gather in the back story, we get the gist. There are no easy answers. It's life, messy life, the life we'd rather not think about as we listen to the radio, doing the ironing, making marmalade, cocooned mostly from the nasty, brutish world dealt with by others on our behalf.
Kate Chisholm, The Spectator.

Matthews and Armitage interrogate a woman who has reported her elderly father missing.

Radio 4 drama

Music.... David Pickvance
Director.... Mary Peate

0502Micky2017033020190403 (R4)

Roy Williams' contemporary detective series returns. D.I. Max Matthews (Kenneth Cranham) and D.S. Sean Armitage (Alex Lanipekun) subject their main suspects to their unique style of interrogation. Today, a young man who is well known to the police has an unusual complaint. Micky's story.

Music - David Pickvance

Director - Mary Peate.

Roy Williams' contemporary detective series returns. D.I. Max Matthews (Kenneth Cranham) and D.S. Sean Armitage (Alex Lanipekun) subject their main suspects to their unique style of interrogation. Today, a young man who is well known to the police has an unusual complaint. Micky's story.

Music.... David Pickvance
Director.... Mary Peate.

A young man who is well known to the police has an unusual complaint.

Radio 4 drama

0503 LASTNeil2017033120190404 (R4)

New series of Roy Williams' contemporary crime drama. Detective Inspector Max Matthews (Kenneth Cranham) and Detective Sergeant Sean Armitage (Alex Lanipekun) subject the main suspects of major crimes to their unique style of interrogation. Today, Max has a hunch about someone who comes in to the police station to make a victim statement. Neil's story.

Music - David Pickvance

Director - Mary Peate.

Music....David Pickvance
Director....Mary Peate.

Max has a hunch about someone who comes in to the station to make a victim statement.

Radio 4 drama

Music.... David Pickvance
Director.... Mary Peate.

0601Ross2018060420200225 (R4)

The detective duo interview a young prisoner about an attack on a fellow inmate.

Radio 4 drama

The detective duo are back for a new series. Today they interview a young prisoner about an attack on a fellow inmate, but there's something else they want help with too...

Director....Mary Peate
Writer....Roy Williams

The 6th series of this much-loved Radio 4 crime drama in which Kenneth Cranham as DCI Max Matthews and Alex Lanipekun as DS Sean Armitage expertly extract the truth from their suspects during the course of one interview. Their relationship has developed into friendship since the first series when Armitage was a rookie constable, but as ever the focus is on the interrogations and Roy Williams' brilliant ear for dialogue and his virtuosic, real-time scenes never disappoint.

The detective duo are back for a new series. Today they interview a young prisoner about an attack on a fellow inmate, but there's something else they want help with...

Max.... Kenneth Cranham
Sean.... Alex Lanipekun
Harry.... Rupert Holliday Evans
Ross.... Billy Seymour

Directed by Mary Peate
Written by Roy Williams

Drama from BBC Radio 4

0602Jack2018060520200226 (R4)

Respectable writer Jack insists he is innocent of shoplifting. Max and Sean find out.

Radio 4 drama

While DCI Matthews and DI Armitage interview respectable writer Jack - who insists he's innocent of shoplifting - they discover something more serious.

Max.... Kenneth Cranham
Sean.... Alex Lanipekun
Julie.... Georgie Glen
Jack.... Michael Shaeffer
PC Kerry.... Kerry Gooderson

Directed by Mary Peate
Written by Roy Williams.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

0603 LASTHeather2018060620200227 (R4)

The detective duo are at a loss to find a suspect in the case of a violent attack.

Radio 4 drama

A man is brutally attacked in his own home, but the detective duo are at a loss to find anyone with a motive. Eventually, years of pent-up anger burst out.

Max.... Kenneth Cranham
Sean.... Alex Lanipekun
Heather.... Jo Martin
Clare.... Claire Rushbrook

Directed by Mary Peate
Written by Roy Williams.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

0701Dan20190712

New series of Roy Williams' much-loved crime drama in which suspects are subjected to a grilling from DI Max Matthews and DS Sean Armitage. Dan's wife Becky is in hospital after a suicide attempt and Dan can't understand what's wrong with his lovely wife.

Max.... Kenneth Cranham
Sean.... Alex Lanipekun
Dan.... Navin Chowdhry

Writer.... Roy Williams
Music.... David Pickvance
Director.... Mary Peate
Producer.... Jessica Dromgoole

There are five new dramas in this seventh series of The Interrogation by Roy Williams which has become a popular fixture on Radio 4.

Roy Williams' crime drama with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as the detective duo.

Radio 4 drama

Roy Williams' hard-hitting crime drama, probing some of today's most complex moral issues.

0702Nadine20190719

Today Detective team D.I. Matthews and D.S. Armitage have to interview Nadine, who Sean has known since childhood and what's more, she's a police officer, so it's uncomfortable for everyone.

Max.... Kenneth Cranham
Sean.... Alex Lanipekun
Nadine.... Bianca Stephens

Writer.... Roy Williams
Music.... David Pickvance
Director.... Mary Peate
Producer.... Jessica Dromgoole

Detective team Max and Sean interview another suspect in Roy Williams' crime drama.

Radio 4 drama

Roy Williams' hard-hitting crime drama, probing some of today's most complex moral issues.

0703Evie20190726

Roy Williams' contemporary crime drama. D.I. Max Matthews and D.S. Sean Armitage pride themselves on their confounding interrogation technique, but nothing has prepared them for Evie.

Cast

Max.... Kenneth Cranham
Sean.... Alex Lanipekun
Evie.... Marcia Warren
PC Jones.... Helen Clapp

Writer.... Roy Williams
Music.... David Pickvance
Director.... Jessica Dromgoole
Producer.... Mary Peate

Roy Williams' contemporary crime drama with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun.

Roy Williams' hard-hitting crime drama, probing some of today's most complex moral issues.

Max.... Kenneth Cranham
Sean.... Alex Lanipekun
Evie.... Marcia Warren
Ronald.... Sean Baker
PC Jones.... Helen Clapp

Roy Williams' contemporary crime drama with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun.

0704Billy20190802

Another case for D.I. Matthews and D.S. Armitage to solve. Today they are interviewing Billy, who, along with the rest of his family, is already well known to the police, but this time he's here of his own free will.

Max.... Kenneth Cranham
Sean.... Alex Lanipekun
Billy.... Daniel Kendrick
Officer.... Joseph Ayre
Trevor.... David Hounslow

Writer.... Roy Williams
Music.... David Pickvance
Director.... Mary Peate
Producer.... Jessica Dromgoole

Another new case for DI Matthews and DS Armitage to solve in Roy Williams' crime series.

Roy Williams' hard-hitting crime drama, probing some of today's most complex moral issues.

0705Carly20190809

Carly bit a police officer, but that's not why D.I. Max Matthews and D.S. Sean Armitage want to talk to her.

Cast

Max.... Kenneth Cranham
Sean.... Alex Lanipekun
Carly.... Lizzy Watts
Nathan.... Joseph Ayre

Writer.... Roy Williams
Music.... David Pickvance
Director.... Jessica Dromgoole
Producer.... Mary Peate

Roy Williams' contemporary crime drama with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun

Roy Williams' hard-hitting crime drama, probing some of today's most complex moral issues.

Carly bit a police officer, but that's not why D.I. Max Matthews and D.S. Sean Armitage want to talk to her.

Cast

Max.... Kenneth Cranham
Sean.... Alex Lanipekun
Carly.... Lizzy Watts
Nathan.... Joseph Ayre

Writer.... Roy Williams
Music.... David Pickvance
Director.... Jessica Dromgoole
Producer.... Mary Peate

Roy Williams' contemporary crime drama with Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun

Roy Williams' hard-hitting crime drama, probing some of today's most complex moral issues.

DRAMA01Rod2012021320161019 (R4)

by Roy Williams.

1/3 The story of Rod, a Premier League footballer accused of rape, who discovers his skill, wealth and fame make no odds in a police station.

Cast

DS Max Matthews....Kenneth Cranham

DC Sean Armitage....Alex Lanipekun

Rod Tyler....Joe Sims

Helen Cottol....Katie Angelou

Mother....Tracy Wild

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Notes

The Interrogation, running Monday to Wednesday this week, comprises three hard-hitting contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues.This is the first of three plays featuring Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as two police officers from different worlds, whose grudging friendship develops as they discover that together they make a formidable team.

Roy Williams is an award-winning English playwright, and is considered one of the most astute and talented chroniclers of his time. Williams has many awards including the George Devine Award for Lift Off, the 2001 Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright for his play Clubland, the 2002 BAFTA for Best Schools Drama for Offside and 2004 South Bank Show Arts Council Decibel Award. His most recent play Sucker Punch was nominated for the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play and the Olivier Award for Best New Play 2011, and is currently playing in Washington DC. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

Premier League footballer Rod finds that wealth and fame make no odds in a police station.

Mother - Tracy Wiles

The Interrogation, running Wednesday to Friday this week, comprises three hard-hitting contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues.