Detective Galbraith: The King of Diamonds & The Midas Touch: 2 BBC Radio crime dramas

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2022
7 hours 20 minutes
Ex-policeman Galbraith is caught up in mystery and murder in these two gripping, fast-paced detective dramas

After a long career in the Flying Squad, veteran copper Bill Galbraith is hanging up his truncheon and saying goodbye to the police force. He's looking forward to a quiet life on civvy street - but his best friend, private investigator Tommy Evans, has other ideas...

In The King of Diamonds, Galbraith's enjoying a peaceful retirement in the countryside when Tommy calls him up with a job offer. Adamant that he's done with detection, Bill refuses, but Evans persists - and soon, Galbraith is embroiled in murky goings-on involving a beautiful blonde, a missing diamond courier and a criminal mastermind.

The Midas Touch sees Bill accosted once again by his old PI pal, who shows him a mysterious photograph of a party on a lawn, with circles drawn round the heads of three people. The photo was part of a parcel addressed to a retired criminal lawyer, which also contained bearer bonds, a list of jewellery worth £750,000 and a letter threatening the life of a man named Paul Carson. The crime the package tells of has yet to be discovered - can Galbraith root it out?

Created by the award-winning writer of Z Cars and Softly Softly, Robert Barr, these two suspenseful full-cast dramas star Bernard Hepton as the reluctant investigator, with Richard Davies as Tommy Evans.

Production credits
Written by Robert Barr
Produced by John Browell
Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith

The King of Diamonds
Tommy Evans/Paul - Richard Davies
David Cater - Tom Watson
Gelder - Peter Dyneley
Anne-Marie - Eva Haddon
Cornell/Commander - Hector Ross
Mary Galbraith - Katharine Page
Milne - Bruce Alexander
Lindemanns - Cyril Shaps
Dykers - Trader Faulkner
Brent - Peter Williams
Jacobus - Stephen Greif
Betty van Druten - Frances Jeater
Lander - Peter Hawkins
Gunman - Robert Gillespie
First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 15 August-19 September 1975

The Midas Touch
Tommy Evans - Richard Davies
Bernie Finch - Garard Green
Sailor/Andreas - Kevork Malikyan
Nick Tully - Clive Merrison
Bavister - Eric Richard
Mrs Palmer - Margery Withers
Doc McDowall - Robert Gillespie
Thorn - David Ryall
Chief Inspector Collins/Inspector Burridge - Michael Kilgarriff
Rita - Rosalyn Slater
Carson - Matthew Francis

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 4 October-8 November 1977

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