The Rivals

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Now he has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals.

Episodes

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0101The Murders In The Rue Morgue20111019

By Edgar Allan Poe.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He begins with the famous case of the Murders In The Rue Morgue, and the eccentric talents of Auguste Dupin.

Lestrade....James Fleet

Dupin....Andrew Scott

Lucy....Alex Tregear

Granjean....Sean Baker

Duborg....Brian Bowles

Mme Duborg....Jane Whittenshaw

The Sailor....Stuart McLoughlin

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's eccentric rival Auguste Dupin.

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Now he has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals.By Edgar Allan Poe.

  • duborg - Brian Bowles
  • dupin - Andrew Scott
  • granjean - Sean Baker
  • he begins with the famous case of the murders in the rue morgue, and the eccentric talents of auguste dupin
  • mme duborg - Jane Whittenshaw
  • the sailor - Stuart Mcloughlin

  • 0102The Problem Of Cell 1320111026

    By Jacques Futrelle.

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with the extraordinary story of Professor SFX Van Dusen, who thinks his way out of a locked prison cell.

    Lestrade....James Fleet

    Van Dusen....Paul Rhys

    Lucy....Alex Tregear

    Fielding....Sean Baker

    Merriman....Stuart McLoughlin

    Hatch....Alun Raglan

    O'Connor....Simon Bubb

    Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

    Featuring Professor SFX Van Dusen, who thinks his way out of a locked prison cell.

    He continues with the extraordinary story of Professor SFX Van Dusen, who thinks his way out of a locked prison cell.

  • by Jacques Futrelle
  • dramatised by Chris Harrald
  • fielding - Sean Baker
  • hatch - Alun Raglan
  • merriman - Stuart Mcloughlin
  • o'connor - Simon Bubb
  • van dusen - Paul Rhys

  • 0103Murder By Proxy20111102

    By Matthias McDonnel Bodkin

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with a country house murder and the devious talents of private detective Paul Beck.

    Lestrade....James Fleet

    Beck....Anton Lesser

    Lucy....Alex Tregear

    Jonathan....Stuart McLoughlin

    Mark....Simon Bubb

    Julia....Eloise Secker

    Neville....Sean Baker

    Tilley....Brian Bowles

    Mrs Beck....Jane Whittenshaw

    Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

    A country house murder and the devious talents of private detective Paul Beck.

    He continues with a country house murder and the devious talents of private detective Paul Beck.

  • beck - Anton Lesser
  • by Matthias Mcdonnel Bodkin
  • jonathan - Stuart Mcloughlin
  • julia - Eloise Secker
  • mark - Simon Bubb
  • mrs beck - Jane Whittenshaw
  • neville - Sean Baker
  • tilley - Brian Bowles

  • 0104 LASTThe Mystery Of Redstone Manor20111109

    By Chris Harrald, based on the character by Catherine Louisa Pirkis.

    He concludes with a nail-biting adventure that features the uncompromising Loveday Brooke.

    Loveday.

    Honeysuckle Weeks

    Winter.

    Brian Bowles

    Simkins.

    Stuart McLoughlin

    Alex.

    Daniel Rabin

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He concludes with a nail-biting adventure that features the uncompromising Loveday Brooke.

    Lestrade....James Fleet

    Loveday....Honeysuckle Weeks

    Lucy....Alex Tregear

    Winter....Brian Bowles

    Simkins....Stuart McLoughlin

    Alex....Daniel Rabin

    Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

    Nail-biting adventure that features the uncompromising Loveday Brooke.

    0203The Intangible Clue2013100220131002 (BBC7)
    20150612 (BBC7)
    20150613 (BBC7)

    By Anna Katharine Green

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memories and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with gifted amateur sleuth Lady Violet Strange trying to solve a horrific murder with apparently no clues.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    Amateur sleuth Lady Violet Strange tries to solve a murder with apparently no clues.

    Amateur sleuth Lady Violet Strange tries to solve a murder with apparently no clues.

    By Anna Katharine Green

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memories and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with gifted amateur sleuth Lady Violet Strange trying to solve a horrific murder with apparently no clues.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    He continues with gifted amateur sleuth Lady Violet Strange trying to solve a horrific murder with apparently no clues.

    0204 LASTThe Game Played In The Dark2013100920150619 (BBC7)
    20150620 (BBC7)
    20131009 (BBC7)

    By Ernest Bramah

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memories and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He finishes the present series with the blind detective Max Carrados who tries to stop international master criminal Fane from selling compromising letters which could derail an upcoming royal wedding.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    By Ernest Bramah

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memories and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He finishes the present series with the blind detective Max Carrados who tries to stop international master criminal Fane from selling compromising letters which could derail an upcoming royal wedding.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    He finishes the present series with the blind detective Max Carrados who tries to stop international master criminal Fane from selling compromising letters which could derail an upcoming royal wedding.

    By Ernest Bramah. Blind detective Max Carrados tries to thwart master criminal Fane.

    By Ernest Bramah. Blind detective Max Carrados tries to thwart master criminal Fane.

    By Ernest Bramah

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memories and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He finishes the present series with the blind detective Max Carrados who tries to stop international master criminal Fane from selling compromising letters which could derail an upcoming royal wedding.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    0301The Knight's Cross Signal Problem2014123120170922

    Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, blind detective Max Carrados.

    Based on a short story by Ernest Bramah.
    Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with blind detective Max Carrados as they try to discover who caused a horrific train crash at Knights Cross where the driver of the train swears the light was green and the signalman swears the light was red.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'The Knight's Cross Signal Problem' by Ernest Bramah: http://fullreads.com/literature/the-knights-cross-signal-problem/.

    Based on a short story by Ernest Bramah.

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with blind detective Max Carrados as they try to discover who caused a horrific train crash at Knights Cross where the driver of the train swears the light was green and the signalman swears the light was red.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'The Knight's Cross Signal Problem' by Ernest Bramah: http://fullreads.com/literature/the-knights-cross-signal-problem/.

    0302A Snapshot2015010720170929

    Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival - detective and gardener Paul Beck.

    Based on a short story by M. McDonnell Bodkin
    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with private detective and keen gardener Paul Beck as they question the apparently watertight evidence against Squire Clement Gore in a fatal shooting.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'A Snapshot' by M. McDonnell Bodkin.

    Based on a short story by M. McDonnell Bodkin

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with private detective and keen gardener Paul Beck as they question the apparently watertight evidence against Squire Clement Gore in a fatal shooting.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'A Snapshot' by M. McDonnell Bodkin.

    Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival - detective and gardener Paul Beck.

    Based on a short story by M. McDonnell Bodkin
    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with private detective and keen gardener Paul Beck as they question the apparently watertight evidence against Squire Clement Gore in a fatal shooting.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'A Snapshot' by M. McDonnell Bodkin.

    Based on a short story by M. McDonnell Bodkin

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with private detective and keen gardener Paul Beck as they question the apparently watertight evidence against Squire Clement Gore in a fatal shooting.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'A Snapshot' by M. McDonnell Bodkin.

    0303Seven, Seven, Seven - City2015011420171006

    Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival - amateur sleuth Mrs Edith Marchmont

    Based on a short story by Julius Chambers
    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He starts with gifted amateur sleuth Mrs Edith Marchmont, trying to stop a murder plot overheard on a crossed telephone line.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'Seven Seven Seven City' by Julius Chambers: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600421.txt.

    Based on a short story by Julius Chambers

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He starts with gifted amateur sleuth Mrs Edith Marchmont, trying to stop a murder plot overheard on a crossed telephone line.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'Seven Seven Seven City' by Julius Chambers: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600421.txt.

    0304 LASTThe Moabite Cipher2015012120171013

    Based on a short story by R. Austin Freeman

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with Dr James Thorndike as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats, despite Lestrade's and James' aversions to Kaplan's charismatic preaching and healing.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'The Moabite Cipher' by R. Austin Freeman: http://www.online-literature.com/r-freeman/john-thorndykes-cases/6/.

    Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival Dr James Thorndike.

    Based on a short story by R. Austin Freeman
    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with Dr James Thorndike as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats, despite Lestrade's and James' aversions to Kaplan's charismatic preaching and healing.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'The Moabite Cipher' by R. Austin Freeman: http://www.online-literature.com/r-freeman/john-thorndykes-cases/6/.

    Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival Dr James Thorndike.

    Based on a short story by R. Austin Freeman
    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with Dr James Thorndike as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats, despite Lestrade's and James' aversions to Kaplan's charismatic preaching and healing.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'The Moabite Cipher' by R. Austin Freeman: http://www.online-literature.com/r-freeman/john-thorndykes-cases/6/.

    Based on a short story by R. Austin Freeman

    Dramatised by Chris Harrald

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with Dr James Thorndike as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats, despite Lestrade's and James' aversions to Kaplan's charismatic preaching and healing.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'The Moabite Cipher' by R. Austin Freeman: http://www.online-literature.com/r-freeman/john-thorndykes-cases/6/.

    0401The Clairvoyants20161031

    By Arthur B Reeve.

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. After his protégé Constance Dunlap saves a woman from drowning, the woman mumbles "this was meant to happen". Lestrade helps Constance investigate her suspicions that this was no accident and that the woman is in mortal danger.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    By Arthur B Reeve.

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. After his protégé Constance Dunlap saves a woman from drowning, the woman mumbles this was meant to happen. Lestrade helps Constance investigate her suspicions that this was no accident and that the woman is in mortal danger.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    0402The Stanway Cameo Mystery20161107

    By Arthur Morrison.

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. Lord and Lady Stanway win the auction for the priceless but cursed 'Stanway Cameo', but it is instantly stolen. Inspector Lestrade is less than pleased to be investigating alongside society detective Martin Hewitt.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    By Arthur Morrison.

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. Lord and Lady Stanway win the auction for the priceless but cursed 'Stanway Cameo', but it is instantly stolen. Inspector Lestrade is less than pleased to be investigating alongside society detective Martin Hewitt.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    0403The Secret Of Dunstan's Tower20161114

    By Ernest Bramah.

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. Lestrade enlists the help of the brilliant blind detective Max Carrados when he is asked to help a woman who believes that an old prophecy is foretelling her death. In 1662 a fierce quarrel lead to the fatal wounding of Sir Philip Belmont by Henry Ainsworth who owned Dunstan's Tower. Before Sir Philip died he prophesied that when blood appeared on the steps of the grand staircase of Dunstan's Tower, then one of the Ainsworth family had a week to live. Blood has now appeared on the steps and the present Lady Ainsworth is awaiting her death.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    By Ernest Bramah.

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. Lestrade enlists the help of the brilliant blind detective Max Carrados when he is asked to help a woman who believes that an old prophecy is foretelling her death. In 1662 a fierce quarrel lead to the fatal wounding of Sir Philip Belmont by Henry Ainsworth who owned Dunstan's Tower. Before Sir Philip died he prophesied that when blood appeared on the steps of the grand staircase of Dunstan's Tower, then one of the Ainsworth family had a week to live. Blood has now appeared on the steps and the present Lady Ainsworth is awaiting her death.

    Producer: Liz Webb.

    0404 LASTThe Mystery Of The Scarlet Thread20161121

    By Jacques Futrelle.

    Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

    Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. Lestrade enlists the help of 'the Thinking Machine' Professor SFX Van Dusen with what he suspects may be a series of attempted murders. City dealer Nicholas Henley, has nearly been gassed three times in apparent accidents in the luxury flats of Malplaquet House. All the residents have secrets, but which one of them is out to get Henley?

    Producer: Liz Webb.