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A man mysteriously disappears en route from London to start a new secret new job in Leeds.

But when detectives Trueman and Riley start to probe, they uncover a deeper mystery...

Brian B Thompson's detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

Starring Robert Daws as D.I. Trueman, Duncan Preston as D.S. Riley, Amy Robbins as Janie Tully, John Dougal as Nick Tully and Rachel Bavidge as the Barmaid.

The duo began life on BBC Radio 4 in 2002, with Detective Inspector Trueman called back to work after a nervous breakdown in order to solve a high profile murder case, backed up by Detective Superintendent Riley. This was followed by three new plays in 2005.

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.

The detectives probe a man's disappearance en route to Leeds.

Drama series about two bickering detectives, starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston

0102Story2007031320180829 (BBC7)
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A journalist has fallen from a building while working on a story, but was she pushed?

Trueman and Riley get a crash course in internet radio, 'citizen journalism' and fat dogs as they seek to find an answer.

Brian B Thompson's detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

Starring Robert Daws as D.I. Trueman, Duncan Preston as D.S. Riley, Anthony Glennon ad David, Jasmine Callan as Harriet and Paul Richard Biggin as Aaron.

The duo began life on BBC Radio 4 in 2002, with Detective Inspector Trueman called back to work after a nervous breakdown in order to solve a high profile murder case, backed up by Detective Superintendent Riley. This was followed by three new plays in 2005.

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.

A journalist has fallen from a buildin, but was she pushed? The detectives investigate.

Drama series about two bickering detectives, starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston

0103Bond2007031420180830 (BBC7)
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Suspicion erupts at a James Bond convention as Trueman and Riley go in search of a stolen ring.

Tracy's ring, as worn by Diana Rigg, in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' is the 'holy grail' for collectors, but exactly what are they prepared to do to get it?

Brian B Thompson's detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

Starring Robert Daws as D.I. Trueman, Duncan Preston as D.S. Riley, Rachel Bavidge as Karen, Paul Rider as Bill, Mark Straker as Gerard, Christine Kavanagh as Jane and Anthony Glennon as the Receptionist.

The duo began life on BBC Radio 4 in 2002, with Detective Inspector Trueman called back to work after a nervous breakdown in order to solve a high profile murder case, backed up by Detective Superintendent Riley. This was followed by three new plays in 2005.

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.

Suspicion erupts at a James Bond convention as the detectives search for a stolen ring.

Drama series about two bickering detectives, starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston

0104Speed2007031520180831 (BBC7)
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Detective Riley is feeling angry for being sent on a 'speed awareness' workshop.

But that puts him on the trail of ex-con from the old days in Hull - womanising rip-off merchant Frank Butters...

Brian B Thompson's detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

Starring Robert Daws as D.I. Trueman, Duncan Preston as D.S. Riley, Sam Dale as Frank Butters, Christine Kavanagh as Melanie, John Dougal as Eric Simonelli, Miranda Keeling as Inez and Jasmine Callan as Svetlana.

The duo began life on BBC Radio 4 in 2002, with Detective Inspector Trueman called back to work after a nervous breakdown in order to solve a high profile murder case, backed up by Detective Superintendent Riley. This was followed by three new plays in 2005.

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.

Angry Riley's on a course, putting him on the trail of a familiar ex-con from Hull.

Drama series about two bickering detectives, starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston

0201The Road To Nowhere2009031620200706 (BBC7)
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Burglaries on a single street sees the duo probe a deception amongst students.

Drama series about two bickering detectives, starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston

An upsurge of burglary on one street sees detective duo, Trueman and Riley, probe an odd deception amongst students.

Set in Leeds, the return of Brian B Thompson's ill-matched coppers finds them trying to climb back up the career ladder.

The duo began life on BBC Radio 4 in 2002, with Detective Inspector Trueman called back to work after a nervous breakdown in order to solve a high profile murder case, backed up by Detective Superintendent Riley. This was followed by three new plays in 2005 them more series made for BBC Radio 7.

DI Trueman …. Robert Daws
DS Riley …. Duncan Preston
Holly …. Laura Molyneux
Carol Munsthorpe …. Hannah Storey
Nic Jeune …. Malcolm Tierney
Harry …. Benjamin Askew
Marty Reynolds …. Matt Addis

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.

Set in Leeds, the return of Brian B Thompson's ill-matched coppers sees them trying to climb back up the career ladder.

Two bickering detectives crack crimes. Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

0202The Three Degrees2009031720200707 (BBC7)
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As the pair probe an ex-student's near-drowning in Leeds, they unearth an old secret.

Drama series about two bickering detectives, starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston

As the pair probe an ex-student’s near-drowning in Leeds, they unearth an old secret.

The second series of Radio 4 Extra’s first original detective series finds our heroes trying to climb back up the career ladder.

CAST:

DI Trueman …. Robert Daws
DS Riley …. Duncan Preston
Paul Balfe …. Jonathan Tafler
Jane Balfe …. Caroline Guthrie
Nick Cahill …. Paul Rider

Written by Brian B. Thompson.

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in March 2009.

As detective pair Trueman and Riley probe an ex-student’s near-drowning in Leeds, they unearth an old secret.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.

Two bickering detectives crack crimes. Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

0203A Man's World2009031820200708 (BBC7)
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Back at CID, the duo suspect a male hospital midwife of petty thefts from pregnant women.

Drama series about two bickering detectives, starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston

Back at CID, the duo suspect a male hospital midwife of petty thefts from pregnant women.

CAST:

DI Trumen …. Robert Daws
DS Riley …. Duncan Preston
Nurse …. Benjamin Askew
Eileen …. Caroline Guthrie
Tiffany …. Lizzy Watts
Mark Jefferson …. Stephen Critchlow
Sarah Haddon …. Janice Acquah
Dan …. Stephen Hogan

Written by Brian B. Thompson.

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in March 2009.

Back at CID, Trueman and Riley suspect a male hospital midwife of petty thefts from pregnant women.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.

Two bickering detectives crack crimes. Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

0204The Other Chic2009031920200709 (BBC7)
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Passions run high as the detectives tackle an arson attack on a Leeds lingerie shop.

Drama series about two bickering detectives, starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston

Passions run high as the detectives tackle an arson attack on a Leeds lingerie shop.

CAST:

DI Trueman …. Robert Daws
DS Riley …. Duncan Preston
Rachel Hammond …. Melanie Kilburn
Colin Teague …. Philip Fox

Written by Brian B. Thompson.

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in March 2009.

Passions run high as detectives Trueman and Riley tackle an arson attack on a lingerie shop in Leeds.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

Two bickering detectives crack crimes. Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

0205Love Bytes2009032020200710 (BBC7)
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With a woman missing, the pair are sucked into the virtual world of online role playing.

Drama series about two bickering detectives, starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston

With a woman missing, the pair are sucked into the virtual world of online role playing.

CAST:

DI Trueman …. Robert Daws
DS Riley …. Duncan Preston
Susan/Lucy Lovestar …. Rebecca Manley
Andy …. Matt Addis
Mr Thomas …. Malcolm Tierney
Geoff/Male Voice …. Stephen Critchlow
Male Voice …. Benjamin Askew
Male Voice …. Jonathan Tafler
Seductive Female Voice …. Lizzy Watts
Internet Café Owner …. Paul Rider

Written by Brian B. Thompson.

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in March 2009.

With a woman missing, Trueman and Riley are sucked into the virtual world of online role playing.

Brian B Thompson's ill-matched detective duo starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

Two bickering detectives crack crimes. Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

0301Every Dog Has His Day2012032620201012 (BBC7)
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Ignoring all evidence to the contrary, underachieving detectives Trueman and Riley still hope for a return to the front line of policing. But will the strange case of a murdered greyhound bring them to the notice of the top brass?

Brian B. Thompson’s detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

CAST:

D.I. Trueman.... Robert Daws
D.S. Riley.... Duncan Preston
Sally.... Katherine Dow Blyton
Brandon.... Harry Livingstone
Patrick Makin.... Gerard McDermott
Track Announcer.... James Lailey

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2012

The detectives get a murder case. Only it's a dog with a past.

Two bickering detectives crack crimes. Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

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Burlesque performer, Ophelia Nuts, reports a robbery at her club and our usually grumpy detectives enter a world where desserts - and in particular cherries - take on a whole new meaning.

Brian B. Thompson’s detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

CAST:

D.I. Trueman.... Robert Daws
D.S. Riley.... Duncan Preston
Angel.... Tracy Wiles
David Farr.... Peter Hamilton Dyer
Martin Beer.... Don Gilet
Ophelia Nuts.... Susie Riddell
Cafe Owner.... Harry Livingstone

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2012

In Brian B Thompson's comedy, Robert Daws and Duncan Preston fall into the Burlesque world

Two bickering detectives crack crimes. Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

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Yorkshire's grumpiest detectives are on the trail of a missing gambler with £98,000 in cash in his pocket. If only they knew who he was...or where he lived...or anything really. Time for some old fashioned sleuthing.

Brian B. Thompson’s detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

CAST:

D.I. Trueman.... Robert Daws
D.S. Riley.... Duncan Preston
Bill.... Gerard McDermott
Charlie.... David Hargreaves
Dermot.... James Lailey
Sandra.... Christine Absalom
Waitress.... Tracy Wiles

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2012

A man goes missing with \u00a398,000 in bookies winnings.

Two bickering detectives crack crimes. Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

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Trueman and Riley stumble onto the Crime Squad's patch when they investigate an environmental activist who's been run over. But they're all on the same side. Aren't they?

Brian B. Thompson’s detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

CAST:

D.I. Trueman.... Robert Daws
D.S. Riley.... Duncan Preston
Terry.... Don Gilet
Jenny.... Susie Riddell
Tyler.... Tom Meredith
Mr Eagle.... James Lailey
Woman.... Christine Absalom

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2012

As an environmental activist is knocked off his bike, the duo learn green issues are grey.

Two bickering detectives crack crimes. Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

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Riley doesn't want a woman who keeps reporting the same crime every year to divert investigations from something closer to home - his own granddaughter. But he's asking for trouble when he impersonates a 14-year old girl himself.

Brian B. Thompson’s detective series about the ill-matched duo is set in Leeds.

CAST:

D.I. Trueman.... Robert Daws
D.S. Riley.... Duncan Preston
Sue Stokes.... Lorraine Ashbourne
Becki.... Holly Matthews
Constable.... Harry Livingstone

Director: Toby Swift

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2012

The detectives are challenged by a teenager who's more than a chip off the old block.

Two bickering detectives crack crimes. Starring Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.