Mrs Sidhu Investigates: Two BBC Radio 4 comedy crime dramas

Written by:
Suk Pannu

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2023
3 hours 42 minutes
Meera Syal stars as Slough's answer to Miss Marple: a curious Indian chef who finds herself mixed up with murder

Meera Syal is Mrs Sidhu, an Indian caterer with a highly active imagination and her own brand of crime solving - enough of a brand, in fact, that the local police have a file on her 'observations'.

The first series, Murder with Masala, sees Mrs Sidhu catering an upscale Berkshire wedding at Lapsley Hall, where a bridesmaid goes missing. Calling in her contact Inspector Burton, Mrs Sidhu finds herself investigating the family's playboy son, the mysterious butler, and even Lord and Lady Lucas themselves. While simultaneously dealing with her argumentative son and her wily supplier, Mrs Sidhu must uncover the truth about the whole wedding party before it's too late.

In the second series, Mrs Sidhu's Dangerous Highland Game, the sleuthing chef travels up to Scotland, catering for a billionaire at a remote shooting estate. But soon the client is missing and the estate is cut off by bad weather. Will Mrs Sidhu's clues give Inspector Burton a helping hand, or a headache? And is she there to reveal the truth about Castle Tannoch - or are they all just there as quarry for an entirely different type of hunt?

Starring Meera Syal (Goodness Gracious Me, Broadchurch), Justin Edwards (The Thick of It, In and Out of the Kitchen) and Amy Morgan (Call the Midwife, Ten Percent), Mrs Sidhu Investigates is currently being adapted for TV, and is perfect for fans of Agatha Raisin and Father Brown.

Mrs Sidhu - Meera Syal
Josh / Inspector Burton - Justin Edwards
Jemma / Briony - Amy Morgan
Mr Varma / Lord Lucas - Vincent Ebrahim
Mrs Broghan / Lady Lucas - Rachel Atkins
Tez / Sergeant - Hamza Jeetooa
Sir Alex / Zukhov - John Sessions
Jane / Kirsty - Hilary Maclean
Robert / PC Williamson - Okorie Chukwu
Callum - Gordon Kennedy

Production credits
Written by Suk Pannu
Edited by Leon Chambers
Produced by Gordon Kennedy
Directed by Marilyn Imrie
An Absolutely Production for BBC Radio 4

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra on the following dates:
4 October - 25 October 2017 (Murder with Masala)
14 June - 5 July 2019 (Mrs Sidhu's Dangerous Highland Game)

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