Trueman and Riley
Brian B Thompson

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Narrated By: Robert Daws, , Duncan Preston

Duration: 9 hours and 25 minutes

What to expect

All 18 episodes of the BBC Radio series featuring bickering detective duo Trueman and Riley

DI Trueman and DS Riley are reluctant partners in crime-fighting, paired up after high-flyer Trueman suffered a nervous breakdown that left him struggling to get back on his feet. Working with Riley isn’t exactly what the doctor ordered – but the sergeant turns out to be much more of a help than a hindrance when it comes to cracking cases.

First broadcast as Trueman in 2002, the pilot episode centres around a student found shot dead next to a bag of cocaine. Renamed Trueman and Riley, Series 1 opens with the detectives relocated from Hull to Leeds, where they probe a man’s disappearance en route to a secret new job in Vanished.

Written by BAFTA-winning dramatist Brian B Thompson, this smart, entertaining crime drama stars Robert Daws as Trueman and Duncan Preston as Riley.

Written by Brian B Thompson
Produced and directed by Toby Swift and Jenny Stevens


Trueman
Angel Heights
Sir James Huntley – Michael Cochrane
Helen Turner – Sammy Dobson
Keith Fletcher – Gerard McDermott
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 15 July 2005

The Road to Hull
Frank Stuart – Henry Goodman
Terry Stuart – Harry Myers
Annabelle – Jo Theaker
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 22 July 2005

High Windows
Jimmy McEwan – Gerard Kelly
Kate Saunders – Susan Penhaligon
Phoebe Beresford – Naomi Kerbel
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 29 July 2005

Trueman and Riley
Vanished
Janie Tully – Amy Robbins
Nick Tully – John Dougal
Barmaid – Rachel Bavidge
First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 8 January 2008

Story
David – Anthony Glennon
Harriet – Jasmine Callan
Aaron – Paul Richard Biggin
First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 9 January 2008

Bond
Karen – Rachel Bavidge
Bill – Paul Rider
Gerard – Mark Straker
Jane – Christine Kavanagh
Receptionist – Anthony Glennon
First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 10 January 2008

Speed
Frank Butters – Sam Dale
Melanie – Christine Kavanagh
Eric Simonelli – John Dougal
Inez – Miranda Keeling
Svetlana – Jasmine Callan
First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 11 January 2008

The Road to Nowhere
With Laura Molyneux, Hannah Storey, Malcolm Tierney, Benjamin Askew and Matt Addis
First broadcast BBC Radio 7, 16 March 2009

The Three Degrees
With Jonathan Tafler, Caroline Guthrie and Paul Rider
First broadcast BBC Radio 7, 17 March 2009

A Man’s World
With Benjamin Askew, Caroline Guthrie, Lizzy Watts, Stephen Critchlow, Janice Acquah and Stephen Hogan
First broadcast BBC Radio 7, 18 March 2009

The Other Chic
With Melanie Kilburn and Philip Fox
First broadcast BBC Radio 7, 19 March 2009

Love Bytes
With Rebecca Manley, Matt Addis, Malcolm Tierney, Stephen Critchlow, Benjamin Askew, Jonathan Tafler, Lizzy Watts and Paul Rider
First broadcast BBC Radio 7, 20 March 2009

Every Dog Has His Day
Sally – Katherine Dow
Blyton Brandon – Harry Livingstone
Patrick Makin – Gerard McDermott
Track Announcer – James Lailey
First broadcast BBC Radio 4 Extra, 26 March 2012

Angel Delight
Angel – Tracy Wiles
David Farr – Peter Hamilton Dyer
Martin Beer – Don Gilet
Ophelia Nuts – Susie Riddell
Cafe Owner – Harry Livingstone
First broadcast BBC Radio 4 Extra, 27 March 2012

Family Business
Bill – Gerard McDermott
Charlie – David Hargreaves
Dermot – James Lailey
Sandra – Christine Absalom
Waitress – Tracy Wiles
First broadcast BBC Radio 4 Extra, 28 March 2012

Green Machine
Terry – Don Gilet
Jenny – Susie Riddell
Tyler – Tom Meredith
Mr Eagle – James Lailey
Woman – Christine Absalom
First broadcast BBC Radio 4 Extra, 29 March 2012

Home Truths
Sue Stokes – Lorraine Ashbourne
Becki – Holly Matthews
PC – Harry Livingstone
First broadcast BBC Radio 4 Extra, 30 March 2012

Genre

Crime & mystery fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction

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