Killing Orders [Vi Warshawski]

Episodes

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01Remembrance Of Things Past1991110720200124 (BBC7)
20200125 (BBC7)

Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski, is not happy to be asked for help by her Aunt Rosa who hates her - and the feeling's mutual...

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as VI Warshawski.

Roger Ferrant.... Martin Shaw
Gabriella.... Avril Clark
Albert.... William Hootkins
Rosa.... Eileen Way
Father Carroll.... Don Fellows
Father Pelly.... Colin Stinton
Father Jablonski.... Peter Penry-Jones

Sara Paretsky created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime fiction. Her heroine, VI Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. VI is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity.

Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1991.

Warshawski's aunt Rosa wants help, but they hate each other. Stars Kathleen Turner.

Sara Paretsky's Chicago private eye takes on the fat cats of America's corporations

02Forging Ahead1991111420200127 (BBC7)
20200128 (BBC7)

Cousin Albert has called private eye, VI Warshawski off the investigation into the forged securities at the Priory. But she doesn't give up so easily.

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski.

With Martin Shaw as Roger Ferrant, Maurice Denham as Uncle Stefan, Miriam Karlin as Lotty Herschel, John Bennett as O'Faolin, Avril Clark as Gabriella, Don Fellows as Father Carroll, Lorelei King as Agnes Paciorek, William Hootkins as Albert, Kerry Shale as Murray Ryerson, Eileen Way as Rosa, Adjoa Andoh as Sal and Andrew Wincott as Derek Hatfield.

Sara Paretsky created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime fiction. Her heroine, VI Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. VI is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity. Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.

Despite threats of violence, the investigation goes on. Stars Kathleen Turner.

Sara Paretsky's Chicago private eye takes on the fat cats of America's corporations

03Acid Test1991112120200128 (BBC7)
20200129 (BBC7)

VI Warshawski's best friend Agnes Paciorek has been murdered, but is there a connection with her investigation at the Priory and the anonymous phone calls?

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski.

With Martin Shaw as Roger Ferrant, Miriam Karlin as Lotty Herschel, William Hootkins as Bobby Mallory, John Bennett as O'Faolin, Helen Horton as Mrs Paciorek, Colin Stinton as Father Pelly, Stuart Milligan as Phil, Kerry Shale as Murray Ryerson, Avril Clark as Gabriella, Adjoa Andoh as Regina, Lorelei King as Alicia, Norman Jones as Dr Paciorek and Theresa Streatfield as Phyllis Lording.

Sara Paretsky created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime fiction. Her heroine, VI Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. VI is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity. Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.

The death of a close friend makes private investigator VI Warshawski more determined.

Sara Paretsky's Chicago private eye takes on the fat cats of America's corporations

04The Fire Next Time1991112820200129 (BBC7)
20200130 (BBC7)

The private eye is convinced Agnes's murder is linked to a covert takeover bid for Ajax insurance, but can she prove it?

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski.

With Martin Shaw as Roger Ferrant, Avril Clark as Gabriella, Don Fellows as Father Carroll, Eileen Way as Rosa, Lorelei King as Barbara Paciorek, Helen Horton as Mrs Paciorek, William Hootkins as Bobby Mallory, John Bennett as O'Faolin, Kerry Shale as Murray Ryerson, Colin Stinton as Father Pelly and Peter Penry-Jones as Father Jablonski.

Sara Paretsky created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime fiction. Her heroine, VI Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. VI is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity. Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.

Hired and fired by Aunt Rosa, dark dealings dismay private investigator VI Warshawski.

Sara Paretsky's Chicago private eye takes on the fat cats of America's corporations

05Dinner Date1991120520200131 (BBC7)
20200130 (BBC7)

First an acid attack, then her flat burns down: the anonymous menacing phone caller will go to any lengths to get VI Warshawski to quit.

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski.

With Martin Shaw as Roger Ferrant, Maurice Denham as Uncle Stefan, Miriam Karlin as Lotty Herschel, John Bennett as O'Faolin, Avril Clark as Gabriella, Don Fellows as Father Carroll, Lorelei King as Agnes Paciorek, William Hootkins as Albert, Kerry Shale as Murray Ryerson, Eileen Way as Rosa, Adjoa Andoh as Sal and Andrew Wincott as Derek Hatfield.

Sara Paretsky created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime fiction. Her heroine, VI Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. VI is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity. Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.

The private eye narrowly escapes with her life as the anonymous phone threats continue.

Sara Paretsky's Chicago private eye takes on the fat cats of America's corporations

06No One Is Lucky Forever1991121220200201 (BBC7)
20200131 (BBC7)

Phone threats and an acid attacker - can VI Warshawski halt the Corpus Christi takeover of Ajax and finally prove who murdered Agnes?

Sara Paretsky's thriller stars Kathleen Turner as Chicago private eye, VI Warshawski.

With Martin Shaw as Roger Ferrant, Maurice Denham as Uncle Stefan, Avril Clark as Gabriella, John Bennett as O'Faolin, Helen Horton as Mrs Paciorek, Miriam Karlin as Lotty Herschel, Don Fellows as Father Carroll, Colin McFarlane as Walter Novick, Kerry Shale as Murray Ryerson, Eileen Way as Rosa, Colin Stinton as Father Pelly and Norman Jones as Dr Paciorek.

Sara Paretsky created one of the most popular female sleuths in modern crime fiction. Her heroine, VI Warshawski, is a strong female character in a male-dominated world. VI is comfortable packing heat and trailing nasty suspects but she never loses touch with her basic femininity. Paretsky says of her Warshawski: "I was troubled by the way women were portrayed in (detective fiction) they always seemed either evil or powerless. I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likeable female private investigator".

Kathleen Turner also starred in the same role in the 1991 film 'VI Warshawski'.

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.

Battling to finally confront her attacker, private eye VI Warshawski goes undercover.

Sara Paretsky's Chicago private eye takes on the fat cats of America's corporations