The Recall Man

Dr Joe Aston is a forensic psychologist, working in the controversial field of recovered memory, on attachment to the police in Teeside.

Episodes

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01Doctor Joe Aston Investigates2001120720090519 (BBC7)
20100111 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20100112 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20110221 (BBC7)
20110222 (BBC7)
20120124 (BBC7)
20120125 (BBC7)
20130226 (BBC7)
20130227 (BBC7)
20140617 (BBC7)
20140618 (BBC7)
20160606 (BBC7)

A scientist is suspected of murder - can the forensic psychologist uncover the truth?

A scientist is suspected of murdering her boss. Dr Joe Aston helps the police investigate.

When a scientist is suspected of murdering her boss, the forensic psychologist attempts to reveal the truth. Stars Jeremy Swift.

When a scientist is suspected of murdering her boss, the forensic psychologist attempts to reveal the truth. David Napthine's drama stars Jeremy Swift.

Forensic psychologist Joe Aston tackles a scientist accused of killing her boss.

Scientist Grace Hayle and her boss were working alone in the laboratory. Now he's dead and she's the only suspect in a murder case. Grace claims to have no memory of what happened and there is little evidence to go on.

David Napthine's thriller introduces Joe Aston, an expert in the controversial field of "recovered memory", as he attempts to uncover the truth.

Stars Jeremy Swift as Dr Joe Aston, Rosie Cavaliero as Grace Hayle, Carolyn Pickles as DI Karen Dennis and Colin MacLachlan as Tom Aston.

Producer: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

A forensic psychologist tackles a scientist accused of killing her boss. David Napthine's drama stars Jeremy Swift.

A forensic psychologist tackles a scientist accused of killing her boss. With Jeremy Swift

Forensic psychologist Dr Aston helps police investigate a murder. Stars Jeremy Swift

01Introductory Episode20090519 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20090520 BT=0215 (BBC7)
A scientist is suspected of murdering her boss. Dr Aston helps police investigate.
03Over The Border2003110720160608 (BBC7)Dr Joe Aston helps police probe a taxi driver who is the only witness to a murder.

Forensic psychologist Dr Aston helps police investigate a murder. Stars Jeremy Swift

04Stepping Out2003111420090522 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20090522 (BBC7)
20090523 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20160609 (BBC7)
Dr Aston feels threatened when a rival psychologist investigates a series of attacks.

Dr Joe Aston feels threatened when a rival psychologist is hired to investigate baffling attacks on women. Stars Jeremy Swift.

Forensic psychologist Dr Aston helps police investigate a murder. Stars Jeremy Swift

0101Doctor Joe Aston Investigates - Introductory Episode2001120720031024
20090519 (BBC7)
20090520 (BBC7)
20100111 (BBC7)
20100112 (BBC7)
20110221 (BBC7)
20110222 (BBC7)
20120124 (BBC7)
20120125 (BBC7)
Scientist Grace Hayle and her boss were working alone in the laboratory.

Now he's dead and she's the only suspect in a murder case.

She claims to have no memory of what happened and there's little evidence to go on.

An expert in recovered memory attempts to uncover the truth.

0102Making Waves2003103120090520 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20090520 (BBC7)
20090521 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20100112 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20100112 (BBC7)
20100113 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20110222 (BBC7)
20110223 (BBC7)
20120125 (BBC7)
20120126 (BBC7)
20130227 (BBC7)
20130228 (BBC7)
20140618 (BBC7)
20140619 (BBC7)
20160607 (BBC7)
A diver suddenly remembers what he thinks was a murder.

Joe must try to make sense of his confused memory of that night.

When the case reaches court, they both face tough sessions in the witness box.

When a man claims to have witnessed a murder, the police call in Dr Joe Aston.

When a man claims to have witnessed a murder, the police call in forensic psychologist Dr Joe Aston.

Stars Jeremy Swift.

A scientist is suspected of murdering her boss.

Dr Aston helps police investigate.

When a man claims to have witnessed a murder, the police call forensic psychologist Dr Aston for help.

A confused man claims to have witnessed a murder, so the police turn to Dr Joe Aston.

A confused man claims to have witnessed a murder, so the police turn to forensic psychologist Dr Joe Aston.

A confused man claims to have witnessed a murder, so the police turn to forensic psychologist Dr Joe Aston. Stars Jeremy Swift.

A scientist is suspected of murdering her boss. Dr Aston helps police investigate.

A confused man claims to have witnessed a murder, so the police turn to forensic psychologist Dr Joe Aston. Stars Jeremy Swift.

A confused man claims to have witnessed a murder, so the police turn to Dr Joe Aston.

Forensic psychologist Dr Aston helps police investigate a murder. Stars Jeremy Swift

0103Over The Border2003110720090521 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20090521 (BBC7)
20090522 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20090522 (BBC7)
20100113 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20100113 (BBC7)
20100114 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20100114 (BBC7)
20110223 (BBC7)
20110224 (BBC7)
20120126 (BBC7)
20120127 (BBC7)
20130228 (BBC7)
20130301 (BBC7)
20140619 (BBC7)
20140620 (BBC7)
20160608 (BBC7)
In Middlesbrough a small-time criminal lies dead in the passenger seat of a taxi.

The police suspect the involvement of a criminal gang.

Tommy Sheldon, the driver, is in severe shock and can remember nothing after his fare got into the taxi in Bishop Auckland.

Despite the risks the police feel is involved, Joe Aston works with Tommy by retracing his journey from Bishop Auckland to Middlesbrough in the hope that his memory will begin to emerge.

But perhaps this is an experience that Tommy would prefer not to remember?

Dr Joe Aston helps police probe a taxi driver who's their only witness to a murder.

Dr Aston helps police with a taxi driver who's the sole witness to a murder.

Dr Joe Aston helps police probe a taxi driver who's their only witness to a murder, but remembers nothing. Stars Jeremy Swift.

Dr Joe Aston helps police probe a taxi driver who is the only witness to a murder.

Dr Joe Aston helps police probe a taxi driver who is the only witness to a murder, but remembers nothing. Stars Jeremy Swift.

Dr Joe Aston helps police probe a taxi driver who is their only witness to a murder.

Dr Joe Aston helps police probe a taxi driver who is their only witness to a murder, but remembers nothing. Stars Jeremy Swift.

0104 LASTStepping Out2003111420031121
20090522 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20090522 (BBC7)
20090523 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20090523 (BBC7)
20100114 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20100114 (BBC7)
20100115 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20100115 (BBC7)
20110224 (BBC7)
20110225 (BBC7)
20120127 (BBC7)
20120128 (BBC7)
20130301 (BBC7)
20130302 (BBC7)
20140620 (BBC7)
20140621 (BBC7)
A spate of random attacks on women is baffling the police.

When another psychologist, Beth Webster, claims to see a link between them, she is put on the case.

So at a time when Joe Aston's attachment to the force is up for review, he finds himself sharing an office with a rival.

But when Joe does some recall work with DI Anne Reynolds, who has attended many of the scenes of the attacks, his thinking brings him into conflict with Beth.

Which of the two 'experts' will be proved right?

Dr Aston feels threatened when a rival psychologist investigates a series of attacks.

Dr Joe Aston feels threatened when a rival psychologist is hired to investigate baffling attacks on women. Stars Jeremy Swift.

0201Taken By Surprise2005092620060814A financial adviser is abducted and only released when his employer pays the ransom.

Joe resorts to unorthodox methods to secure a positive identification of the main suspect.

0202Can't See For Looking2005100320060821A witness to an arson attack thinks she saw a rhinoceros throwing a petrol bomb.

Dr Joe Aston, an expert in recovered memory, tries to discover what she really saw.

0203 LASTBest Forgotten20051010Forensic psychologist Dr Joe Aston uncovers some information about an unsolved robbery case in 1952.

The problem is that it's Joe's elderly uncle Tom and his friend who are implicated.