Boxer and Doberman: The Complete Series 1 and 2
Alastair Jessiman

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Narrated By: Anita Vettesse, Ann Scott Jones, Carol Ann Crawford, Crawford Logan, Finlay Welsh, , James Bryce, James MacPherson, Monica Gibb, Ralph Riach, Steven McNicoll

Duration: 2 hours and 51 minutes

What to expect

All six episodes of the gloriously gritty comedy crime drama

Taggart meets A Touch of Cloth in this parody police procedural featuring DI Bob Boxer and his sidekick DC Shona Doberman. They're an unlikely couple of cops - he's grizzled, old-school and wears a cardigan; she's young, instinctive and wields a Blackberry. But together they tackle cases so tough, they'd make Frost flinch and Rebus run away...

In Headless in Glasgow, a serial killer is targeting academics - can the duo track down the multiple murderer? The Killings in Kirkibrae sees them probing a link between some gruesome murders in Glasgow and some nasty deaths in an idyllic Highlands village. In The Big Cheese, Boxer falls into the clutches of a sadistic old enemy who exploits one of his deepest childhood terrors. Could a good cop really go bad? And in The Seat of Evil, Boxer and Doberman delve into a celebrity killing spree, as the plot thickens like fog on the Clyde.

Murder is Child's Play finds two rival crime bosses competing for a coveted children's book award. With Glasgow campaigning to win 'European City of Kindness', can our detective duo prevent gang warfare? Finally, in The Black Widow, when Boxer and Doberman are called to investigate the brutal slaying of a popular Scottish actor, they become entangled (as you do) in a web of intrigue - one that gets even stickier when Boxer falls for the victim's seductive widow...

Written by Alastair Jessiman, this sparkling send-up of the dour detective genre stars Finlay Welsh as Bob Boxer and Anita Vettesse as Shona Doberman, with James Bryce as DCI Paton.

WARNING: this recording contains strong language

Production credits
Written by Alastair Jessiman
Produced and directed by David Jackson Young
BA: Carrie Gibbons
Content Assistant: Patricia Hitchcock
Studio Managers: Gregor Graham, Mic Calder, Ross Blackmore, Malcolm Torrie and Heather Andrews

Starring Finlay Welsh as DI Bob Boxer, Anita Vettesse as DC Shona Doberman and James Bryce as DCI Paton

Headless in Glasgow
With Ralph Riach and Ann Scott-Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 23 March 2009

The Killings in Kirkibrae
With Sheila Donald, Carol Ann Crawford and Crawford Logan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 24 March 2009

The Big Cheese
With Steven McNicoll, Eileen McCallum and Crawford Logan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 25 March 2009

The Seat of Evil
With Steven McNicoll, Crawford Logan and Monica Gibb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 26 March 2009

Murder is Child's Play
Butcher Brawley - James Bryce
Rosa Caputo - Ann Scott Jones
"The Shadow" - Cameron McNee
Joe Macnamarra - Alastair Jessiman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 6 December 2010

The Black Widow
Marion Swann - Juliet Cadzow
Mackenzie Baxter - Sean Scanlan
Joe Macnamarra - Alastair Jessiman
With James MacPherson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7, 7 December 2010

Genre

Crime & mystery fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction

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