Red File For Callan [James Mitchell]

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Callan's Return20120917 (BBC7)
20120918 (BBC7)
20150126 (BBC7)
20150127 (BBC7)
20170518 (BBC7)

Ex-killer David Callan, now a dead-end bookkeeper, is hired for one last hit.

Ex-killer David Callan, now a dead-end book-keeper, is hired for one last hit on businessman Schneider. Read by Ben Miles.
Originally published in 1969 under the title 'A Magnum for Schneider', James Mitchell's novel tells the story of his infamous TV character, David Callan (originally played by Edward Woodward) and features the other regulars, Hunter, Meres and Lonely.

Callan is washed up. The most efficient killer in Europe is now working in a dead-end job as a book-keeper for an ungrateful and miserable boss. But circumstances force British intelligence chief 'Charlie' Hunter to re-employ him for one last operation. His target - German businessman Rudolf Schneider who works in an office opposite Callan. Is the fact that the two men work in such close proximity a mere coincidence? Or is it all an elaborate plan by Hunter? Callan has his suspicions...

Hunter has given Schneider a red file and Callan is all too aware of the significance of this. Cheerful, friendly, affluent Schneider with his innocent passion for model soldiers must die. Once again Callan's means to an end is petty criminal Lonely, the most frightened little man in the underworld. It is Lonely who gets him the gun, a Noguchi Magnum 38 calibre. A magnum for Schneider.
The operation is fraught with complications, but Callan's own inhibitions are the most dangerous.
Abridged by Adrian Bean
Producer: Joanna Green
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

Ex-killer David Callan, now a dead-end book-keeper, is hired for one last hit on businessman Schneider. Read by Ben Miles.

Originally published in 1969 under the title 'A Magnum for Schneider', James Mitchell's novel tells the story of his infamous TV character, David Callan (originally played by Edward Woodward) and features the other regulars, Hunter, Meres and Lonely.

Callan is washed up. The most efficient killer in Europe is now working in a dead-end job as a book-keeper for an ungrateful and miserable boss. But circumstances force British intelligence chief 'Charlie' Hunter to re-employ him for one last operation. His target - German businessman Rudolf Schneider who works in an office opposite Callan. Is the fact that the two men work in such close proximity a mere coincidence? Or is it all an elaborate plan by Hunter? Callan has his suspicions...

Hunter has given Schneider a red file and Callan is all too aware of the significance of this. Cheerful, friendly, affluent Schneider with his innocent passion for model soldiers must die. Once again Callan's means to an end is petty criminal Lonely, the most frightened little man in the underworld. It is Lonely who gets him the gun, a Noguchi Magnum 38 calibre. A magnum for Schneider.

The operation is fraught with complications, but Callan's own inhibitions are the most dangerous.

Abridged by Adrian Bean

Producer: Joanna Green

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

Made for 4 Extra. Ex-killer David Callan, now a dead-end bookkeeper, is hired for one last hit on businessman Schneider. Read by Ben Miles.

02Preparation20120918 (BBC7)
20120919 (BBC7)
20150127 (BBC7)
20150128 (BBC7)
20170519 (BBC7)

Hunter has tasked Callan to kill German businessman Rudolf Schneider.

Hunter has tasked Callan to kill German businessman Rudolf Schneider. Now all he needs is a gun from Lonely.

Read by Ben Miles.

Originally published in 1969 under the title 'A Magnum for Schneider', James Mitchell's novel tells the story of his infamous TV character, David Callan (originally played by Edward Woodward) and features the other regulars, Hunter, Meres and Lonely.

Abridged by Adrian Bean
Producer: Joanna Green

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

Hunter has tasked Callan to kill German businessman Rudolf Schneider. Now all he needs is a gun from Lonely. Read by Ben Miles.

03Doubt20120919 (BBC7)
20120920 (BBC7)
20150128 (BBC7)
20150129 (BBC7)
20170522 (BBC7)

Callan is keen to know why Hunter wants Schneider dead, so he conducts some research.

Callan is keen to know why Hunter wants Schneider dead. So he conducts some background research of his own.

Read by Ben Miles.

Originally published in 1969 under the title 'A Magnum for Schneider', James Mitchell's novel tells the story of his infamous TV character, David Callan (originally played by Edward Woodward) and features the other regulars, Hunter, Meres and Lonely.

Abridged by Adrian Bean
Producer: Joanna Green

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

Callan is keen to know why Hunter wants Schneider dead, so he conducts some background research of his own. Read by Ben Miles.

04The Job20120920 (BBC7)
20150129 (BBC7)
20150130 (BBC7)
20170523 (BBC7)

Schneider invites Callan to dinner on Sunday. Callan has the gun, and he must use it.

Schneider invites Callan round for dinner on Sunday. Callan has the gun. Sunday is the day he must use it...

Concluded by Ben Miles.

Originally published in 1969 under the title 'A Magnum for Schneider', James Mitchell's novel tells the story of his infamous TV character, David Callan (originally played by Edward Woodward) and features the other regulars, Hunter, Meres and Lonely.

Abridged by Adrian Bean
Producer: Joanna Green

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

Schneider invites Callan round for dinner on Sunday. Callan has the gun. Sunday is the day he must use it. Read by Ben Miles.

04 LASTThe Job20120920 (BBC7)
20120921 (BBC7)

Schneider invites Callan to dinner on Sunday. Callan has the gun, and he must use it.

Schneider invites Callan round for dinner on Sunday. Callan has the gun. Sunday is the day he must use it. Read by Ben Miles.