Mclevy

David Ashton's Victorian detective story is based on the memoirs of a real-life Edinburgh policeman - the imposing and tenacious Inspector James McLevy.

Episodes

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01A Good Walk Spoilt2002061920030827
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After a murder on the links, McLevy contemplates a game of golf with desperate stakes.

Detective McLevy walks the streets of Victorian Edinburgh solving crime.

This time ghosts make an appearance.

A body is found on Leith Links on the eve of a major golf championship.

But McLevy is no fan of the Royal and Ancient Game, and soon finds himself deep in the rough...

But McLevy is no fan of the Royal and Ancient Game.

02Wild Justice2002062620030903
20040423 (BBC7)
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Stretching out his bony hand towards him, a ghost from the past returns to haunt McLevy.

McLevy is haunted by a ghost from his past, a spectre who stretches his bony hand towards him, hungry for revenge.

McLevy is haunted by a ghost from his past, a criminal spectre who stretches his bony hand towards him, hungry for revenge.

McLevy bends the rules in his efforts to solve the murder of a young prostitute.

McLevy is haunted by a ghost from his past, hungry for revenge.

03The Wild Spark2002070320030910
20040426 (BBC7)
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20050117 (BBC7)
20050118 (BBC7)
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20070116 (BBC7)
20070117 (BBC7)
20071109 (BBC7)
20071110 (BBC7)
20080714 (BBC7)
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20090410 (BBC7)
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McLevy deals with a warehouse of tobacco that has mysteriously gone up in smoke, and Constable Mulholland pursues the fair Emily.

A tobacco warehouse has mysteriously gone up in smoke.

Constable Mulholland is in lovelorn pursuit of the fair Emily, Jean Brash is battling with the malevolent madame of a rival bawdy house, and McLevy has a warehouse of tobacco gone mysteriously up in smoke.

04 LASTStab In The Back2002071020030917
20040427 (BBC7)
20040428 (BBC7)
20050118 (BBC7)
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20051201 (BBC7)
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20070117 (BBC7)
20070118 (BBC7)
20071112 (BBC7)
20071113 (BBC7)
20080715 (BBC7)
20080716 (BBC7)
20090410 (BBC7)
20090411 (BBC7)
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20120211 (BBC7)
20120212 (BBC7)

McLevy faces a desperate race against time, as a hired killer roams Leith's dark alleys.

The Victorian detective faces a desperate race against time, as a hired killer roams Leith's dark alleys.

Has McLevy finally nailed the Countess?

What will happen to Jean Brash?

Tragedy is on the cards in the conclusion of this case.

Has McLevy nailed the Countess?

McLevy thinks he may have nailed the Countess once and for all.

A desperate race against time for McLevy and Constable Mulholland, as a hired killer roams the dark wynds and back alleys of Leith, knife at the ready

Has McLevy finally nailed the Countess? What will happen to Jean Brash? Tragedy is on the cards.

01Behind The Curtain2003120120051201 (BBC7)
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20070118 (BBC7)
20070119 (BBC7)
20071113 (BBC7)
20071114 (BBC7)
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20090629 (BBC7)
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When a theatrical first lady receives a chilling death threat, the detective investigates.

01A Piece Of Cake2006040320090703 (BBC7)
20090704 (BBC7)

The celebrated chef Pierre-Henri Escaffre is the toast of the city.

Only McLevy is immune from gastronomic temptation.

Which is just as well, since burglary and murder are about to make an appearance on the menu.

02The Sea Change2006041020090706 (BBC7)
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The fair is in town, and the star attraction is undoubtedly the strange and beautiful Little Mermaid.

Even McLevy is not immune to her watery charms, but he can't rid himself of the feeling that somewhere, somehow, misdeeds are afoot.

03Sins Of The Fathers2006041720090707 (BBC7)
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A runaway bridegroom and a vicious blackmailer bring double trouble for McLevy and deadly danger for Constable Mulholland.

Meanwhile, over at Edinburgh's premier bawdy house, Jean Brash is about to receive a visitor who will turn her life upside down.

04 LASTThe Devil's Disguise2006042420090708 (BBC7)
20090709 (BBC7)

Leith is facing an outbreak of street robbery, with wallets being plundered at razor-point.

It is also Hallowe'en and as the Devil comes-a-calling, McLevy has to face one of the hardest decisions of his life.

XMASChristmas Special2006122520091219 (BBC7)
20101224 (BBC7)
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By David Ashton.

Brian Cox stars in a special seasonal case for Victorian Edinburgh's most idiosyncratic policeman.

McLevy is hardly a natural Yuletide reveller.

So as the good citizens prepare to make merry, it comes as a relief to the Inspector to find that a supernatural thief is haunting the city.

Jean Brash....Siobhan Redmond

Mulholland....Michael Perceval-maxwell

Roach....David Ashton

Hannah....Colette O'neil

Marcus Crowe....Matthew Pidgeon

Donald McIver....Andrew Neil

Margaret Beaton....Helen McAlpine

Percy Bierce....Stuart Mcquarrie

Simone....Tracy Wiles

Finlay Hodge....Robert McIntosh

Lafferty....Mark Bonnar

Daniel....Dominic Di Rollo

Child....Anna McPhail.

Victorian detective James McLevy investigates a supernatural thief haunting Edinburgh.

Victorian detective James McLevy investigates a supernatural thief haunting the streets of Edinburgh.

Stars Brian Cox.

01To Keep Him Honest2009012720090714
20091026 (BBC7)
20091027 (BBC7)

The crowds are making for Leith Links, where the champion boxer Toff Richmond is taking on a local challenger.

The purse is generous, the gamblers are plunging deep, the stall-holders are doing a roaring trade.

Unfortunately, so is the criminal fraternity.

With big bets on a champion boxing bout, the local crooks keep McLevy busy.

With big bets on a champion boxing bout, the local crooks keep Edinburgh's Victorian detective a busy man.

Stars Brian Cox.

02Picture Of Innocence2009020320090721
20091027 (BBC7)
20091028 (BBC7)

A high court judge is dead and suspicion falls on his wife.

Her alleged adultery with a fashionable portrait painter suggests a strong motive for murder, but she protests her innocence and turns to McLevy for help.

McLevy probes a judge's murder, as his allegedly cheating wife claims her innocence.

The Victorian detective probes a high court judge's murder, as his allegedly cheating wife claims her innocence.

With Brian Cox.

03The Chosen One2009021020090728
20091028 (BBC7)
20091029 (BBC7)

'The Princess of the Occult' is an Edinburgh sell-out, but McLevy wonders if she's a fake.

'The Princess of the Occult' is an Edinburgh sell-out, but the Victorian detective wonders if she's a fraud.

Stars Brian Cox.

Marianna Eagle, the 'Princess of the Occult', is a sell-out at the Usher Hall.

Do her powers transcend mortal understanding, or is she a fraud? McLevy takes his place in the stalls.

04 LASTThe Reckoning2009021720090804
20091029 (BBC7)
20091030 (BBC7)

As Jean prepares for a wedding, someone wants revenge - but death stalks the detective.

As Jean prepares for a wedding, someone wants revenge - but death stalks the detective as he investigates.

Jean is busy with preparations for Hannah and Donald's wedding.

But somewhere in the city someone is planning a terrible revenge, and death stalks McLevy's footsteps.

01A Bolt From The Blue *20091221

Series of stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy.

The young gentlemen of the university's student clubs are competing to play the most audacious pranks on unsuspecting citizens.

Just harmless youthful high spirits - until a body is found floating in Leith docks.

McLevy....Brian Cox

Jean Brash....Siobhan Redmond

Mulholland....Michael Perceval-maxwell

Roach....David Ashton

Hannah....Colette O'neil

Carnegie....Ewen Bremner

Benjamin....Sandy Grierson

Alexander....Jim Webster-stewart

Jessica....Jenny Hulse

Boag....James Bryce

Agnes....Carol Ann Crawford

Directed by Patrick Rayner.

A body is found floating in Leith docks.

02End Of The Line *20091228

Series of stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy.

Two ladies make an unusual discovery on Waverley station: the body of a drunken Italian aristocrat.

What on earth was he doing on a late-night train from Newcastle?

McLevy....Brian Cox

Jean Brash....Siobhan Redmond

Mulholland....Michael Perceval-maxwell

Roach....David Ashton

Hannah....Colette O'Neil

Pettigrew....Paul Young

Senga....Wendy Seager

Margaret....Monica Gibb

Jennie....Eliza Langland

Angus....Jimmy Chisholm

Directed by Patrick Rayner.

Two ladies discover the body of a drunken Italian aristocrat on Waverley station.

03Jack O' Diamonds20100104

Series of stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy.

Jean Brash plans revenge on a sadistic client, but the malign Mr Caleb Grant has a finger in every criminal pie in Edinburgh and is not a man to cross lightly.

McLevy....Brian Cox

Jean Brash....Siobhan Redmond

Mulholland....Michael Perceval-maxwell

Roach....David Ashton

Hannah....Colette O'Neil

Caleb Grant....Graham Crowden

Donald McIver....Andrew Neil

Jack Brennan....Robin Laing

Nugent....Lewis Howden

Mary Rintoul....Molly Innes

Directed by Patrick Rayner.

Jean Brash plans revenge on a sadistic client but Caleb Grant is not to be crossed lightly

04 LASTQueen Of Spades20100111

The deadly battle with Caleb Grant has heartbreaking consequences for Jean Brash's household, and leads McLevy to a final reckoning on the windswept coast of Northumberland.

McLevy....Brian Cox

Jean Brash....Siobhan Redmond

Mulholland....Michael Perceval-maxwell

Roach....David Ashton

Hannah....Colette O'Neil

Caleb Grant....Graham Crowden

Donald McIver....Andrew Neil

Aidan....James Anthony Pearson

Patch Coltrane....Simon Donaldson

Emma Fairchild....Joanna Tope

Directed by Patrick Rayner.

The battle with Caleb Grant has heartbreaking consequences for Jean Brash's household.

Series of stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy.

04 LASTA Distant Death20110323

Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond star in the latest episode of the detective series set in Victorian Edinburgh and Leith.

Written by David Ashton.

4/4.

Episode Four: A Distant Death.

McLevy's dreams of death by drowning are about to become a reality when he and Jean Brash are trapped in a sea cave while the tide rushes in.

Outside the cave a rifle marksman is ready to shoot them if they try to escape.

McLevy....Brian Cox

Jean Brash....Siobhan Redmond

Mulholland....MICHAEL PERCEVAL-MAXWELL

Lamb - CRAWFORD LOGAN

Roach....David Ashton

Olivia....KIM GERARD

Jethro Barr....STEWART PORTER

Ship's Officer....KENNY BLYTH

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer/Director: Bruce Young.

Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond star in the Victorian detective series.

01The Blue Gown20111129

New four-part series of Victorian detective mysteries starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond.

Written by David Ashton.

Episode one: The Blue Gown.

McLevy enlists the help of Jean Brash as he investigates the death of a young seamstress.

McLevy....Brian Cox

Jean Brash....Siobhan Redmond

Mulholland....MICHAEL PERCEVAL-MAXWELL

Roach....David Ashton

Cory Metcalf....IAIN ROBERTSON

Andrew Crichton....DAVID RINTOUL

Sarah Crichton....TRACY WILES

Christine McKenna....JAYNE McKENNA

Maureen....VICTORIA INEZ HARDY

Producer/director: Bruce Young

02Flesh And Blood20111206

Victorian detective mystery starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond.

Written by David Ashton.

Episode 2: Flesh And Blood.

A student is accused of murder after a tavern brawl.

McLevy....Brian Cox

Jean Brash....Siobhan Redmond

Roach....David Ashton

Mulholland....MICHAEL PERCEVAL-MAXWELL

Hannah....COLETTE O'NEIL

Barnaby Buchanan....MATTHEW PIDGEON

Norris Dunleavy....ROBERT McINTOSH

Producer/director: Bruce Young

03A Fine Deception20111213

Victorian detective series starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond.

Episode 3: A Fine Deception.

A stage magician arrives in town just before a jewel robbery at Edinburgh Castle.

McLevy....Brian Cox

Jean Brash....Siobhan Redmond

Mulholland....MICHAEL PERCEVAL-MAXWELL

Roach....DAVID ASHTON

Charles Boniface....ALAN COX

Inspector Dunsmore....FORBES MASSON

Matthew Nevin....CARL PREKOPP

Sarah Nevin....ALEX RIVERS

Fergus Dundee....TAM DEAN BURN

Callum....ALI CRAIG

Producer/director: Bruce Young

04 LASTThe Last Illusion20111220

Victorian detective mystery starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond.

Episode 4: The Last Illusion.

McLevy sets out to prove a celebrated stage magician is a jewel thief.

McLevy....Brian Cox

Jean Brash....Siobhan Redmond

Mulholland....MICHAEL PERCEVAL-MAXWELL

Roach....DAVID ASHTON

Hannah....COLETTE O'NEIL

Charles Boniface....ALAN COX

Fergus Dundee....TAM DEAN BURN

Tam....DANIEL PORTMAN

Callum....ALI CRAIG

Gambler....RIKKI LAWTON

Producer/director: Bruce Young.

McLevy sets out to prove that a celebrated stage magician is a jewel thief.

01A Dangerous Remedy20121126

New series of Victorian detective dramas, starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond.

Written by David Ashton.

Episode one: A Dangerous Remedy.

McLevy investigates a series of street attacks on clients of the Just Land - while Mulholland's Aunt Katie turns up unexpectedly from Ireland pursued by an angry neighbour.

Other parts are played by the cast.

Producer/Director: Bruce Young

02No Looking Back20121203

Victorian detective drama series, starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond.

Written by David Ashton.

Episode two: No Looking Back.

When a corpse turns up in a fisherman's net, McLevy discovers the murdered man had last been seen at the Just Land.

Other parts are played by the cast.

Producer/Director: Bruce Young

03A Pearl In The Oyster20121210

Victorian detective drama series, starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond.

Written by David Ashton.

Episode three: A Pearl In The Oyster.

A young prostitute falls in love and decides to leave Jean's employment - but she later returns to die on the doorstep of the Just Land.

Other parts are played by the cast.

Producer/Director: Bruce Young

04 LASTThe Cross-roads20121217

Victorian detective drama series, starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond.

Written by David Ashton.

Episode four: The Cross-Roads.

McLevy is kidnapped by a grieving father who seeks vengeance for the death of his son. Jean, Roach and Mulholland join forces in a desperate bid to find the Inspector before kidnap turns into murder.

Producer/Director: Bruce Young

Happy Land1999072620001214

David Ashton's Victorian detective story is based on the memoirs of a real-life Edinburgh policeman - the imposing and tenacious Inspector James McLevy.

The death of an evangelical preacher leads McLevy to the `Happy Land,' a den of iniquity ruled over by a veritable queen of crime.