Small Town Murder, A [15 Minute Drama]

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0620140705 (BBC7)
20140706 (BBC7)

Jackie Hartwell continues her criminal investigations in the West Midlands.

062018032320140705 (BBC7)

Family Liaison Officer Jackie Hartwell continues her criminal investigations in the West Midlands. Starring Meera Syal.

010120081215

Crime mystery by Scott Cherry, featuring police family liaison officer Jacqui Hartwell.

It soon becomes apparent to that the death of Professor Leonard Hines was no accident.

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Crime mystery by Scott Cherry, featuring police family liaison officer Jacqui Hartwell.

Jacqui becomes convinced that Professor Hines's family know more about his murder than they are prepared to admit.

Jacqui....Meera Syal

  • di long....Maureen Beattie
  • ellen....Barbara Flynn
  • heather....kellie shirley
  • max....jo kloska
  • neil....David Horovitch

  • 010320081217

    Crime mystery by Scott Cherry, featuring police family liaison officer Jacqui Hartwell.

    Jacqui disagrees with her boss, DI Long, about the identity of the killer.

    Jacqui....Meera Syal

  • di long....Maureen Beattie
  • ellen....Barbara Flynn
  • heather....kellie shirley
  • max....jo kloska
  • neil....David Horovitch

  • 010420081218

    Jacqui is convinced that she has caught the killer and makes an arrest.

    Crime mystery by Scott Cherry, featuring police family liaison officer Jacqui Hartwell.

    Jacqui....Meera Syal

  • di long....Maureen Beattie
  • ellen....Barbara Flynn
  • heather....kellie shirley
  • max....jo kloska
  • neil....David Horovitch

  • 0105 LAST20081219

    Jacqui finally catches Professor Hines's killer.

    Crime mystery by Scott Cherry, featuring police family liaison officer Jacqui Hartwell.

    Agonising family secrets come to the surface as Jacqui finally catches Professor Hines's killer.

    Jacqui....Meera Syal

  • di long....Maureen Beattie
  • ellen....Barbara Flynn
  • heather....kellie shirley
  • max....jo kloska
  • neil....David Horovitch

  • 020120100405

    DC Jackie Hartwell supports the family of a political activist killed by a train.

    1/5

    Jackie Hart (35) is a Family Liason Officer solving cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of a Family Liaison Officer is that of an investigator.

    In performing this role the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    The crimes, mainly murders, are presented as mysteries which Jackie solves in the whodunit tradition where events and characters never turn out to be what they at first appear.

    Jackie makes frequent use of VOI in the form of an audiolog to confide her thoughts and suspicions.

    Police guidelines: The Contact Log will be used to record details of contact with family members and other parties connected to the family.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, working as part of an active team of investigating CID officers..

    but because she works in liaison she gets closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions and is able to investigate in a way her colleagues can't - combining empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    And this is what defines the series - other officers are kept to the far periphery as we focus intimately on Jackie and those she is both supporting and suspecting, in stories which feel more like sensitive character studies than police procedurals.

    Jackie - Meera Syal

    Gillian - Niamh Cusack

    Peter - Mathew Marsh

    Michael - Ollie Barbieri

    The producer is Clive Brill.

    This is a Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    020220100406

    Jackie starts to suspect Gillian of being involved in the death of her husband.

    2/5

    Jackie Hart (35) is a Family Liason Officer solving cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of a Family Liaison Officer is that of an investigator.

    In performing this role the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    The crimes, mainly murders, are presented as mysteries which Jackie solves in the whodunit tradition where events and characters never turn out to be what they at first appear.

    Jackie makes frequent use of VOI in the form of an audiolog to confide her thoughts and suspicions.

    Police guidelines: The Contact Log will be used to record details of contact with family members and other parties connected to the family.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, working as part of an active team of investigating CID officers..

    but because she works in liason she gets closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions and is able to investigate in a way her colleagues can't - combining empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    And this is what defines the series - other officers are kept to the far periphery as we focus intimately on Jackie and those she is both supporting and suspecting, in stories which feel more like sensitive character studies than police procedurals.

    Jackie - Meera Syal

    Gillian - Niamh Cusack

    Peter - Mathew Marsh

    Michael - Ollie Barbieri

    The producer is Clive Brill, and this is a Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    020320100407

    Jackie begins to wonder if 15-year-old Michael had anything to do with his father's death.

    3/5

    Jackie Hart (35) is a Family Liason Officer solving cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of a Family Liaison Officer is that of an investigator.

    In performing this role the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    The crimes, mainly murders, are presented as mysteries which Jackie solves in the whodunit tradition where events and characters never turn out to be what they at first appear.

    Jackie makes frequent use of VOI in the form of an audiolog to confide her thoughts and suspicions.

    Police guidelines: The Contact Log will be used to record details of contact with family members and other parties connected to the family.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, working as part of an active team of investigating CID officers..

    but because she works in liason she gets closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions and is able to investigate in a way her colleagues can't - combining empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    And this is what defines the series - other officers are kept to the far periphery as we focus intimately on Jackie and those she is both supporting and suspecting, in stories which feel more like sensitive character studies than police procedurals.

    Jackie - Meera Syal

    Gillian - Niamh Cusack

    Peter - Mathew Marsh

    Michael - Ollie Barbieri

    The producer is Clive Brill, and this is a Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    020420100408

    Would Richard Barnes have killed himself if, as everyone says, he'd never been happier?

    4/5

    Jackie Hart (35) is a Family Liason Officer solving cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of a Family Liaison Officer is that of an investigator.

    In performing this role the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    The crimes, mainly murders, are presented as mysteries which Jackie solves in the whodunit tradition where events and characters never turn out to be what they at first appear.

    Jackie makes frequent use of VOI in the form of an audiolog to confide her thoughts and suspicions.

    Police guidelines: The Contact Log will be used to record details of contact with family members and other parties connected to the family.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, working as part of an active team of investigating CID officers..

    but because she works in liason she gets closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions and is able to investigate in a way her colleagues can't - combining empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    And this is what defines the series - other officers are kept to the far periphery as we focus intimately on Jackie and those she is both supporting and suspecting, in stories which feel more like sensitive character studies than police procedurals.

    Jackie - Meera Syal

    Gillian - Niamh Cusack

    Peter - Mathew Marsh

    Michael - Ollie Barbieri

    The producer is Clive Brill, and this is a Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    020520100415

    0205 LAST20100415
    030120110103

    DC Jackie Hartwell wants to know who Melanie was about to marry on the day she died.

    Written by Scott Cherry.

    When 38-year-old Melanie Brant is murdered on the way to her wedding, Family Liaison Officer, DC Jackie Hartwell, soon finds herself suspecting the bride-to-be's parents.

    Why do they insist they knew nothing of their daughter's marriage even though she was still living at home? Who's the mysterious Robbie that she'd intended to marry? And why is her father so desperate to avoid all questioning?

    Jackie's soon convinced that Melanie was murdered by her father and sets out to prove it - a task made more difficult by the increasingly erratic behaviour of her senior officer, DI Sanders, as his personal life implodes.

    Cast:

    DC Jackie Hartwell - Meera Syal

    DI Sanders - Matthew Marsh

    Sylvia Brant - Susan Brown

    George Brant - Roderick Smith

    Rachel - Sian Brooke

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    030220110104

    DC Jackie Hartwell wants to know who Melanie was about to marry on the day she died.

    Written by Scott Cherry.

    Family Liaison Officer, DC Jackie Hartwell, wants to know who Melanie was about to marry on the day she died.

    Cast:

    DC Jackie Hartwell - Meera Syal

    DI Sanders - Matthew Marsh

    Sylvia Brant - Susan Brown

    George Brant - Roderick Smith

    Rachel - Sian Brooke

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    030320110105

    Hartwell makes a shocking discovery about the man Melanie was going to marry.

    Written by Scott Cherry.

    Family Liaison Officer, DC Jackie Hartwell, makes a shocking discovery about the man Melanie was going to marry.

    Cast:

    DC Jackie Hartwell - Meera Syal

    DI Sanders - Matthew Marsh

    Sylvia Brant - Susan Brown

    George Brant - Roderick Smith

    Rachel - Sian Brooke

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    030420110106

    DC Jackie Hartwell is now totally convinced George Brant killed his daughter.

    Written by Scott Cherry.

    Family Liaison Officer, DC Jackie Hartwell, is now totally convinced George Brant killed his daughter.

    Cast:

    DC Jackie Hartwell - Meera Syal

    DI Sanders - Matthew Marsh

    Sylvia Brant - Susan Brown

    George Brant - Roderick Smith

    Rachel - Sian Brooke

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    0305 LAST20110107

    DC Jackie Hartwell finally finds out why Melanie was killed.

    Written by Scott Cherry.

    Family Liaison Officer, DC Jackie Hartwell, finally finds out why Melanie was killed.

    Cast:

    DC Jackie Hartwell - Meera Syal

    DI Sanders - Matthew Marsh

    Sylvia Brant - Susan Brown

    George Brant - Roderick Smith

    Rachel - Sian Brooke

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    040120120423

    By Scott Cherry

    In the first episode of 'A Small Town Murder' by Scott Cherry: it looks like Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, might be offered some paid leave after the tragic events of a recent case.

    Jackie Hartwell (played by Meera Syal) is a West Midlands Family Liaison Officer who solves cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of an FLO is that of an investigator. In performing this role, the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, functioning as part of an active team of investigating CID officers. But working in liaison enables her to get closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions, than the rest of her colleagues - allowing her to investigate in a way they can't, as she combines empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    In Series 4 of 'A Small Town Murder', Jackie is asked to be FLO to the parents of a young man whose murdered body is found floating in the local canal. But as she tries to support the family and solve the murder, Jackie finds herself becoming more and more distracted by the tragic consequences of a previous case.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie Hartwell deals with the tragic events of a recent case.

    040220120424

    By Scott Cherry

    In the second episode of 'A Small Town Murder' by Scott Cherry: Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, gets closer to identifying the malnourished body of the young man found floating in the canal.

    Jackie Hartwell (played by Meera Syal) is a West Midlands Family Liaison Officer who solves cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of an FLO is that of an investigator. In performing this role, the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, functioning as part of an active team of investigating CID officers. But working in liaison enables her to get closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions, than the rest of her colleagues - allowing her to investigate in a way they can't, as she combines empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    In Series 4 of 'A Small Town Murder', Jackie is asked to be FLO to the parents of a young man whose murdered body is found floating in the local canal. But as she tries to support the family and solve the murder, Jackie finds herself becoming more and more distracted by the tragic consequences of a previous case.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie gets closer to identifying the body of the young man found floating in the canal.

    040320120425

    By Scott Cherry

    In the third episode of 'A Small Town Murder' by Scott Cherry: Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, is finding it hard to win Sue and Carl's trust.

    Jackie Hartwell (played by Meera Syal) is a West Midlands Family Liaison Officer who solves cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of an FLO is that of an investigator. In performing this role, the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, functioning as part of an active team of investigating CID officers. But working in liaison enables her to get closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions, than the rest of her colleagues - allowing her to investigate in a way they can't, as she combines empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    In Series 4 of 'A Small Town Murder', Jackie is asked to be FLO to the parents of a young man whose murdered body is found floating in the local canal. But as she tries to support the family and solve the murder, Jackie finds herself becoming more and more distracted by the tragic consequences of a previous case.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie is finding it hard to win Sue and Carl's trust.

    040420120426

    By Scott Cherry

    In the fourth episode of 'A Small Town Murder' by Scott Cherry: Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, is faced with giving Sue and Carl some frustrating news.

    Jackie Hartwell (played by Meera Syal) is a West Midlands Family Liaison Officer who solves cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of an FLO is that of an investigator. In performing this role, the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, functioning as part of an active team of investigating CID officers. But working in liaison enables her to get closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions, than the rest of her colleagues - allowing her to investigate in a way they can't, as she combines empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    In Series 4 of 'A Small Town Murder', Jackie is asked to be FLO to the parents of a young man whose murdered body is found floating in the local canal. But as she tries to support the family and solve the murder, Jackie finds herself becoming more and more distracted by the tragic consequences of a previous case.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie Hartwell is faced with giving Sue and Carl some frustrating news.

    0405 LAST20120427

    By Scott Cherry

    In the final episode of ' A Small Town Murder' by Scott Cherry: Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, hurries back to the canal in the hope of finding Sue and Carl.

    Jackie Hartwell (played by Meera Syal) is a West Midlands Family Liaison Officer who solves cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of serious crime and murder.

    Police guidelines: The primary function of an FLO is that of an investigator. In performing this role, the officer will support the family, but will also gather relevant information and intelligence.

    Jackie is a serving copper, not a social worker, functioning as part of an active team of investigating CID officers. But working in liaison enables her to get closer to the people involved in the crime, closer to the raw emotions, than the rest of her colleagues - allowing her to investigate in a way they can't, as she combines empathy and intuition with the keen observation of a clever detective.

    In Series 4 of 'A Small Town Murder', Jackie is asked to be FLO to the parents of a young man whose murdered body is found floating in the local canal. But as she tries to support the family and solve the murder, Jackie finds herself becoming more and more distracted by the tragic consequences of a previous case.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie Hartwell hurries back to the canal in the hope of finding Sue and Carl.

    050120130401

    Family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell supports a man whose wife has just been abducted.

    By Scott Cherry

    When married woman, Anna Pyne, is violently abducted from home, Family Liaison Officer DC Jackie Hartwell is tasked to support her husband, Martin - brother of West Midlands drug lord, Jimmy Pyne.

    Jackie tries to discover if the kidnapping could be related to Jimmy's criminal activities. Is Martin the respectable businessman he makes himself out to be? Has he really had nothing to do with his criminal brother?

    When an unexpected twist during the ransom drop makes it clear Martin's withholding vital information, Jackie has to work hard to get him to reveal everything he knows - and she soon finds herself uncovering a heartbreaking story of murder, betrayal and revenge.

    Episode 1 (of 5)

    As Jackie supports Martin by keeping him informed of the investigation's progress, she also tries to discover if he has any information which might lead to the identification of any possible suspects. But why should he? He has no criminal convictions. Perhaps he's just being targeted for being Jimmy Pyne's brother. One thing's for sure, the amount of blood at the scene indicates Anna was seriously hurt when she was abducted - so Jackie and her team must do everything they can to find her as soon as possible.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    050220130402

    Family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell is helping Martin deal with his wife's abduction.

    By Scott Cherry

    When married woman, Anna Pyne, is violently abducted from home, Family Liaison Officer DC Jackie Hartwell is tasked to support her husband, Martin - brother of West Midlands drug lord, Jimmy Pyne.

    Jackie tries to discover if the kidnapping could be related to Jimmy's criminal activities. Is Martin the respectable businessman he makes himself out to be? Has he really had nothing to do with his criminal brother?

    When an unexpected twist during the ransom drop makes it clear Martin's withholding vital information, Jackie has to work hard to get him to reveal everything he knows - and she soon finds herself uncovering a heartbreaking story of murder, betrayal and revenge.

    Episode 2 (of 5)

    Jackie Hartwell finds herself caught between Martin wanting to co-operate with the kidnapper's financial demands, and a hostage negotiator wanting them to adopt a tougher stance and make demands of their own. Meanwhile, DI Peter Sanders presses Jackie to find out if Martin has any idea who's responsible.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    050320130403

    The kidnappers demand that Jackie delivers the ransom money in person.

    By Scott Cherry

    When married woman, Anna Pyne, is violently abducted from home, Family Liaison Officer DC Jackie Hartwell is tasked to support her husband, Martin - brother of West Midlands drug lord, Jimmy Pyne.

    Jackie tries to discover if the kidnapping could be related to Jimmy's criminal activities. Is Martin the respectable businessman he makes himself out to be? Has he really had nothing to do with his criminal brother?

    When an unexpected twist during the ransom drop makes it clear Martin's withholding vital information, Jackie has to work hard to get him to reveal everything he knows - and she soon finds herself uncovering a heartbreaking story of murder, betrayal and revenge.

    Episode 3 (of 5)

    It's been 24 hours since Anna Pyne was abducted and the kidnappers are demanding that Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, delivers the ransom money in person. Jackie's to wait in front of the Birmingham Town Hall for instructions. But will they do as they say and release Anna? It's only when they get to Steelhouse Lane that Jackie finally realises the kidnappers are after more than just money.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    050420130404

    Jackie has to make Martin realise that he is going to have to tell his wife all he knows.

    By Scott Cherry

    When married woman, Anna Pyne, is violently abducted from home, Family Liaison Officer DC Jackie Hartwell is tasked to support her husband, Martin - brother of West Midlands drug lord, Jimmy Pyne.

    Jackie tries to discover if the kidnapping could be related to Jimmy's criminal activities. Is Martin the respectable businessman he makes himself out to be? Has he really had nothing to do with his criminal brother?

    When an unexpected twist during the ransom drop makes it clear Martin's withholding vital information, Jackie has to work hard to get him to reveal everything he knows - and she soon finds herself uncovering a heartbreaking story of murder, betrayal and revenge.

    Episode 4 (of 5)

    Anna Pyne is still being held by kidnappers who are implying that her husband, Martin, has been bribing police officers. Why are they making this claim when Martin insists he's a respectable, law-abiding businessman who's never had anything to do with his brother's criminal activities? Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, has to make Martin realise that, if that he's to have any chance of getting his wife back alive, then he's going to have to tell her the truth.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    0505 LAST20130405

    Jackie Hartwell finally gets Martin to reveal the awful truth.

    By Scott Cherry

    When married woman, Anna Pyne, is violently abducted from home, Family Liaison Officer DC Jackie Hartwell is tasked to support her husband, Martin - brother of West Midlands drug lord, Jimmy Pyne.

    Jackie tries to discover if the kidnapping could be related to Jimmy's criminal activities. Is Martin the respectable businessman he makes himself out to be? Has he really had nothing to do with his criminal brother?

    When an unexpected twist during the ransom drop makes it clear Martin's withholding vital information, Jackie has to work hard to get him to reveal everything he knows - and she soon finds herself uncovering a heartbreaking story of murder, betrayal and revenge.

    Episode 5 (of 5)

    Family Liaison Officer, Jackie Hartwell, finally gets Martin to reveal details of the awful tragedy which led to the arrest of his brother and the brutal kidnapping of his wife.

    Producer: Clive Brill

    A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

    05OMNI20130406 (BBC7)
    20130407 (BBC7)

    Is a woman's abduction linked to her gangster brother-in-law? Jackie Hartwell investigates

    Made for 4 Extra. Is a woman's abduction linked to her gangster brother-in-law? Jackie Hartwell of Family Liaison investigates. Stars Meera Syal.

    060120140630

    Meera Syall returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell and is assigned to help Emma whose 15 year old daughter Caari has inexplicably gone missing.

    Emma is a psychic and remains convinced that her daughter is alive and well but, as time passes, even Emma's rock solid faith begins to crack.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Meera Syal plays Jackie Hartwell, assigned to help Emma whose young daughter is missing.

    060220140701

    With Meera Syall. Caari is still missing, and now Emma's boyfriend has also disappeared.

    Meera Syall returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell and is assigned to help Emma whose 15 year old daughter Caari has inexplicably gone missing.

    Emma is a psychic and remains convinced that her daughter is alive and well but, as time passes, even Emma's rock solid faith begins to crack.

    Cast:

    Jackie Hartwell....Meera Syal

    Emma....Emma Fielding

    Peter....Matthew Marsh

    Nimmy....Lotte Rice

    Lee....John Hollingworth

    Ian....Nigel Cooke

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    060320140702

    Meera Syall returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell and is assigned to help Emma whose 15 year old daughter Caari has inexplicably gone missing.

    Emma is a psychic and remains convinced that her daughter is alive and well but, as time passes, even Emma's rock solid faith begins to crack.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    By Scott Cherry. Caari's bag has suddenly turned up in a strange place.

    060420140703

    Meera Syall returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell and is assigned to help Emma whose 15 year old daughter Caari has inexplicably gone missing.

    Emma is a psychic and remains convinced that her daughter is alive and well but, as time passes, even Emma's rock solid faith begins to crack.

    Cast:

    Jackie Hartwell....Meera Syal

    Emma....Emma Fielding

    Peter....Matthew Marsh

    Nimmy....Lotte Rice

    Lee....John Hollingworth

    Ian....Nigel Cooke

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    By Scott Cherry. Ian has suddenly returned, claiming he went to help his mother.

    0605 LAST20140704

    Meera Syall returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell and is assigned to help Emma whose 15 year old daughter Caari has inexplicably gone missing.

    Emma is a psychic and remains convinced that her daughter is alive and well but, as time passes, even Emma's rock solid faith begins to crack.

    Cast:

    Jackie Hartwell....Meera Syal

    Emma....Emma Fielding

    Peter....Matthew Marsh

    Nimmy....Lotte Rice

    Lee....John Hollingworth

    Ian....Nigel Cooke

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    By Scott Cherry. Emma is convinced that Caari may be found in a nearby stretch of woodland

    070120150518

    The seventh series of our crime drama starring Meera Syal as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Jackie Hartwell is tasked to break the news to Connie Hudson - a Birmingham based singing star from the 1960's - that her troubled daughter Abi has been found murdered.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie Hartwell is tasked with breaking bad news to 1960s singing star Connie Hudson.

    Meera Syal returns for the eleventh series as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements - just in case.

    Some joyriders have crashed their stolen car and died at the scene. But what caused the teenagers to rebel?

    Writer - Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Cast:
    Jackie Hartwell - Meera Syal
    Peter - Matthew Marsh
    Karen - Sarah Ball
    Alex - Ray Fearon
    Brian - Ben Onwukwe
    Dee - Ayesha Antoine

    070220150519

    The seventh series of our crime drama starring Meera Syal as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Jackie Hartwell is tasked to break the news to Connie Hudson - a Birmingham based singing star from the 1960's - that her troubled daughter Abi has been found murdered.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie interviews the mother and sister of Abi Hudson, who has been found dead.

    070320150520

    The seventh series of our crime drama starring Meera Syal as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Jackie Hartwell is tasked to break the news to Connie Hudson - a Birmingham based singing star from the 1960's - that her troubled daughter Abi has been found murdered.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie tries to shed light on the mystery by interviewing Abi Hudson's mother and sister.

    070420150521

    The seventh series of our crime drama starring Meera Syal as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Jackie Hartwell is tasked to break the news to Connie Hudson - a Birmingham based singing star from the 1960's - that her troubled daughter Abi has been found murdered.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    After the death of Abi Hudson, one of the investigating officers comes under suspicion.

    0705 LAST20150522

    The seventh series of our crime drama starring Meera Syal as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Jackie Hartwell is tasked to break the news to Connie Hudson - a Birmingham based singing star from the 1960's - that her troubled daughter Abi has been found murdered.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie Hartwell finally confronts the person who murdered Abi Hudson.

    07OMNI20150523 (BBC7)
    20150524 (BBC7)

    The body of Abi Hudson has been found floating in the local botanical gardens.

    Meera Syal stars as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. The body of Abi Hudson, daughter of 60s singer Connie Hudson, has been found floating in the local botanical gardens.

    080120160606

    Meera Syal returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell in the eighth series by Scott Cherry.

    While still grieving over the disappearance of one of her closest work colleagues, Jackie is sent to talk to Rachel Dickson, whose son has just been seriously injured in a hit and run incident. Jackie knows Rachel of old - she is married to one of Birmingham's notorious villains.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie is sent to comfort the mother of a boy who has just been injured in a hit and run.

    080220160607

    Meera Syal stars as a police family liaison officer searching for a hit-and-run driver.

    Meera Syal returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell in the eighth series by Scott Cherry.

    While still grieving over the disappearance of one of her closest work colleagues, Jackie is sent to talk to Rachel Dickson, whose son has just been seriously injured in a hit and run incident. Jackie knows Rachel of old - she is married to one of Birmingham's notorious villains.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    080320160608

    Meera Syal returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell in the eighth series by Scott Cherry.

    While still grieving over the disappearance of one of her closest work colleagues, Jackie is sent to talk to Rachel Dickson, whose son has just been seriously injured in a hit and run incident. Jackie knows Rachel of old - she is married to one of Birmingham's notorious villains.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Luke has died after a hit-and-run incident, and Jackie must help find his killer.

    080420160609

    Meera Syal returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell in the eighth series by Scott Cherry.

    While still grieving over the disappearance of one of her closest work colleagues, Jackie is sent to talk to Rachel Dickson, whose son has just been seriously injured in a hit and run incident. Jackie knows Rachel of old - she is married to one of Birmingham's notorious villains.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie continues to search for the killer of Luke Dixon and her best friend Simone.

    0805 LAST20160610

    Meera Syal returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell in the eighth series by Scott Cherry.

    While still grieving over the disappearance of one of her closest work colleagues, Jackie is sent to talk to Rachel Dickson, whose son has just been seriously injured in a hit and run incident. Jackie knows Rachel of old - she is married to one of Birmingham's notorious villains.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie Hartwell finally gets closure over the death of her best friend.

    090120170227

    The ninth series of Scott Cherry's ever popular crime series with Meera Syal starring as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Family liaison officer Jackie finds the body of a young man in Addley Woods.

    090220170228

    The ninth series of Scott Cherry's ever popular crime series with Meera Syal starring as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. A young man - Josh Cooper - has been found dead in some woods next toa shot gun. But Jackie's not convinced he shot himself.

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Jackie Hartwell (Meera Syal) tries to find out why Josh was found dead beside a shot gun.

    090320170301

    The ninth series of Scott Cherry's ever popular crime series with Meera Syal starring as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. David Cooper seems to be implicated in the murder of his son, Josh. Jackie is investigating, but has her doubts about his involvement.

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    David Cooper is implicated in the death of his son. Jackie (Meera Syal) investigates.

    090420170302

    The ninth series of Scott Cherry's ever popular crime series with Meera Syal starring as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. The Cooper home has been trashed following the murder of their son Josh. David Cooper has been cleared of involvement but Jackie is still suspicious.

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    0905 LAST20170303

    The ninth series of Scott Cherry's ever popular crime series with Meera Syal starring as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Although Izzy has been unable to speak, Jackie meets her to see if she can glean any further information. She discovers who murdered Josh Cooper - and why.

    Produced and directed by Clive Brill

    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    Although Izzy has been unable to speak, Jackie discovers who murdered Josh Cooper and why.

    100120170807

    Meera Syal as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell investigating a suspicious fire.

    Meera Syal stars as Family Liaison Officer Jackie Hartwell. For the tenth series, Scott Cherry's intimate drama once again focusses on family crises and what it must be like to lose a loved one. The role of the family liaison officer is always both to support the victim and keep a watchful eye out for clues. Many suspicious deaths are the result of family troubles.

    In this series, In this series Karla's husband seems to be the victim of a deliberately set fire, while one of Jackie's previous cases, involving the death of a young prostitute, refuses to go away. With a lack of progress on the case, the victim's father tries to hunt down the killer himself.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    100220170808

    Jackie (Meera Syal) comforts Karla whose husband is believed to have died in a fire.

    Meera Syal stars as Family Liaison Officer Jackie Hartwell. For the tenth series, Scott Cherry's intimate drama once again focusses on family crises and what it must be like to lose a loved one. The role of the family liaison officer is always both to support the victim and keep a watchful eye out for clues. Many suspicious deaths are the result of family troubles.

    In this series, In this series Karla's husband seems to be the victim of a deliberately set fire, while one of Jackie's previous cases, involving the death of a young prostitute, refuses to go away. With a lack of progress on the case, the victim's father tries to hunt down the killer himself.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    100320170809

    Jackie (Meera Syal) has broken a cardinal rule and taken a victim back to her flat.

    Meera Syal stars as Family Liaison Officer Jackie Hartwell. For the tenth series, Scott Cherry's intimate drama once again focusses on family crises and what it must be like to lose a loved one. The role of the family liaison officer is always both to support the victim and keep a watchful eye out for clues. Many suspicious deaths are the result of family troubles.

    In this series, In this series Karla's husband seems to be the victim of a deliberately set fire, while one of Jackie's previous cases, involving the death of a young prostitute, refuses to go away. With a lack of progress on the case, the victim's father tries to hunt down the killer himself.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    100420170810

    Karla has been kidnapped but rescued. No-one knows who carried out the abduction.

    Meera Syal stars as Family Liaison Officer Jackie Hartwell. For the tenth series, Scott Cherry's intimate drama once again focusses on family crises and what it must be like to lose a loved one. The role of the family liaison officer is always both to support the victim and keep a watchful eye out for clues. Many suspicious deaths are the result of family troubles.

    In this series, In this series Karla's husband seems to be the victim of a deliberately set fire, while one of Jackie's previous cases, involving the death of a young prostitute, refuses to go away. With a lack of progress on the case, the victim's father tries to hunt down the killer himself.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    1005 LAST20170811

    Karla agrees to assist the police to find out the truth about her husband.

    Meera Syal stars as Family Liaison Officer Jackie Hartwell. For the tenth series, Scott Cherry's intimate drama once again focusses on family crises and what it must be like to lose a loved one. The role of the family liaison officer is always both to support the victim and keep a watchful eye out for clues. Many suspicious deaths are the result of family troubles.

    In this series, In this series Karla's husband seems to be the victim of a deliberately set fire, while one of Jackie's previous cases, involving the death of a young prostitute, refuses to go away. With a lack of progress on the case, the victim's father tries to hunt down the killer himself.

    Written by Scott Cherry

    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    110120180312

    Meera Syal returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Meera Syal returns for the eleventh series as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements - just in case.

    Some joyriders have crashed their stolen car and died at the scene. But what caused the teenagers to rebel?

    Writer - Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    110220180313

    Jackie Hartwell (Meera Syal) continues to investigate the death of some joyriders.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Meera Syal returns for the eleventh series as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements - just in case.

    Jackie continues to investigate the suspicious death of some joyriders while still helping Brian to come to terms with the untimely murder of his daughter.

    Writer - Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    110320180314

    Jackie has some news about the death of Brian's daughter. Starring Meera Syal.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Meera Syal returns for the eleventh series as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements - just in case.

    Jackie has some news about the death of Brian's daughter, while her rekindled relationship with Alex keeps being disturbed. The police may have been involved in the car crash.

    Writer - Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    110420180315

    Jackie has found more evidence about the death of Brian's daughter. Starring Meera Syal.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Meera Syal returns for the eleventh series as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements - just in case.

    Jackie has found more evidence about the death of Brian's daughter while some disturbing news emerges about Alex's past.

    Writer - Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    110520180316

    A shocking truth emerges about the murder of Brian's daughter. Starring Meera Syal.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Meera Syal stars as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements - just in case.

    A shocking truth emerges about the murder of Brian's daughter, while the cause of the joyrider's crash is finally understood.

    Writer - Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

    120120181015

    Jackie Hartwell becomes family liaison officer to a woman assaulted in her own home.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Meera Syal returns for the twelfth series as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements. You never know when the murderer might be close to home.

    Jackie is assigned to a woman viciously assaulted in her own home. It soon becomes clear the suspect is a serial offender who will strike again.

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Azra....Olivia Darnley
    Denise....Joan Walker

    Writer: Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

    120220181016

    Family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell begins to build a profile of Denise's attacker.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Meera Syal returns for the twelfth series as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements. The murderer is often closer to home than you think.

    Jackie begins to build a profile of Denise’s attacker and is puzzled by inconsistencies with previous cases.

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Azra....Olivia Darnley
    Denise....Joan Walker
    Samantha....Janice Acquah

    Writer: Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

    120320181017

    Jackie Hartwell learns Denise's attacker is more dangerous than they previously thought.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Meera Syal returns for the twelfth series as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements. You never know when the murderer might be close to home.

    Jackie learns that Denise’s attacker is more dangerous than they previously thought and realises Denise is at great risk.

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Azra....Olivia Darnley
    Denise....Joan Walker
    Keith....Darren Boyd

    Writer: Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

    120420181018

    With Meera Syal. Jackie Hartwell fears Denise's attacker has chosen yet another victim.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Meera Syal returns for the twelfth series as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements. You never know when the murderer might be close to home.

    Jackie fears Denise’s attacker has chosen another victim when restaurateur Ursula Franklin doesn’t turn up for work.

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Denise....Joan Walker
    Keith....Darren Boyd

    Writer: Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

    120520181019

    Jackie Hartwell continues to question Keith about his wife's disappearance.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Meera Syal returns for the twelfth series as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements. You never know when the murderer might be close to home.

    Jackie continues to question Keith about his wife’s disappearance in the hope they can find her alive. But time is running out.

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Keith....Darren Boyd

    Writer: Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

    130120190304

    Meera Syal stars as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Nobody seems to mind when notorious mobster Jimmy Reid goes missing in suspicious circumstances. He’s an out-and-out villain who’d get kicked out of hell for bad behaviour – a West Midlands millionaire made rich from a successful career in every aspect of organised crime, and a man made infamous by the cruelty of his tactic.

    If someone has finally done him in, what’s not to like?

    However, it’s down to Jackie Hartwell to remain impartial and support his wife and daughter as much as she can. And who knows, maybe they’ll have something that might help the investigation.

    But Jackie soon realises she’s being lied to - and not just by the victim’s family. It’s also her fellow police officers who are being economical with truth.

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Dee....Ayesha Antoine
    Angela....TBA

    Written by Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

    Meera Syal stars as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. A mobster has gone missing.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Dee....Ayesha Antoine
    Angela....Karen Archer

    130220190305

    Meera Syal stars as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Nobody seems to mind when notorious mobster Jimmy Reid goes missing in suspicious circumstances. He’s an out-and-out villain who’d get kicked out of hell for bad behaviour – a West Midlands millionaire made rich from a successful career in every aspect of organised crime, and a man made infamous by the cruelty of his tactic.

    If someone has finally done him in, what’s not to like?

    However, it’s down to Jackie Hartwell to remain impartial and support his wife and daughter as much as she can. And who knows, maybe they’ll have something that might help the investigation.

    But Jackie soon realises she’s being lied to - and not just by the victim’s family. It’s also her fellow police officers who are being economical with truth.

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Dee....Ayesha Antoine
    Angela....TBA
    Claire....TBA

    Written by Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

    Starring Meera Syal. The search continues for the missing notorious mobster Jimmy Reid.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Dee....Ayesha Antoine
    Angela....Karen Archer
    Claire....Jasmine Hyde

    130320190306

    Meera Syal stars as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Nobody seems to mind when notorious mobster Jimmy Reid goes missing in suspicious circumstances. He’s an out-and-out villain who’d get kicked out of hell for bad behaviour – a West Midlands millionaire made rich from a successful career in every aspect of organised crime, and a man made infamous by the cruelty of his tactic.

    If someone has finally done him in, what’s not to like?

    However, it’s down to Jackie Hartwell to remain impartial and support his wife and daughter as much as she can. And who knows, maybe they’ll have something that might help the investigation.

    But Jackie soon realises she’s being lied to - and not just by the victim’s family. It’s also her fellow police officers who are being economical with truth.

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Dee....Ayesha Antoine
    Angela....TBA
    Claire....TBA

    Written by Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

    Missing mobster Jimmy Reid's severed head has been delivered to the family home.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Dee....Ayesha Antoine
    Angela....Karen Archer
    Claire....Jasmine Hyde

    130420190307

    Meera Syal stars as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Nobody seems to mind when notorious mobster Jimmy Reid goes missing in suspicious circumstances. He’s an out-and-out villain who’d get kicked out of hell for bad behaviour – a West Midlands millionaire made rich from a successful career in every aspect of organised crime, and a man made infamous by the cruelty of his tactic.

    If someone has finally done him in, what’s not to like?

    However, it’s down to Jackie Hartwell to remain impartial and support his wife and daughter as much as she can. And who knows, maybe they’ll have something that might help the investigation.

    But Jackie soon realises she’s being lied to - and not just by the victim’s family. It’s also her fellow police officers who are being economical with truth.

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Dee....Ayesha Antoine
    Angela....TBA
    Claire....TBA

    Written by Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

    Peter has revealed he knows Angela, the victim's wife, from the past. Starring Meera Syal.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Dee....Ayesha Antoine
    Angela....Karen Archer
    Claire....Jasmine Hyde

    130520190308

    Meera Syal stars as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell.

    Nobody seems to mind when notorious mobster Jimmy Reid goes missing in suspicious circumstances. He’s an out-and-out villain who’d get kicked out of hell for bad behaviour – a West Midlands millionaire made rich from a successful career in every aspect of organised crime, and a man made infamous by the cruelty of his tactic.

    If someone has finally done him in, what’s not to like?

    However, it’s down to Jackie Hartwell to remain impartial and support his wife and daughter as much as she can. And who knows, maybe they’ll have something that might help the investigation.

    But Jackie soon realises she’s being lied to - and not just by the victim’s family. It’s also her fellow police officers who are being economical with truth.

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Dee....Ayesha Antoine
    Angela....TBA
    Claire....TBA

    Written by Scott Cherry
    Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
    A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

    Jimmy Reid's murderer is revealed, along with a secret that Peter has kept for years.

    Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

    Cast:
    Jackie....Meera Syal
    Peter....Mathew Marsh
    Dee....Ayesha Antoine
    Angela....Karen Archer
    Claire....Jasmine Hyde