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Stone: The Complete Series 1-4

17 BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Crime Dramas
Written by: Danny Brocklehurst
Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Seventeen stories from the gritty crime series created by Danny Brocklehurst, starring Hugo Speer as Manchester detective John Stone.

This collection brings together series 1 to 4 of this intelligent detective drama, tackling morally ambiguous, complex and challenging subjects. DCI Stone and his team investigate a series of brutal murders and missing person cases, among other grisly crimes.

Starring Hugo Speer as DCI John Stone, Craig Cheetham as DI Mike Tanner and Deborah McAndrew as DS Sue Kelly.

Directed by Nadia Molinari, Stefan Escreet, Charlotte Riches and Pauline Harris.

Episode guide:

'Mary Shane' by Danny Brocklehurst: Stone is investigating the high-profile case of a missing teenage girl when 80-year-old Mary Shane confesses to murdering three people 60 years earlier.

'The Ties That Bind' by Damian Wayling: A body dredged up from a lake implicates an ex-police officer and a respected headteacher.

'Dead Fishes' by Chloe Moss: A young man with Down syndrome admits to killing his mother.

'God’s Witness' by Danny Brocklehurst: A woman witnesses the murder of a young boy by a notorious gang.

'The Deserved Dead' by Danny Brocklehurst: Stone and his team investigate the brutal murder of a known sex offender.

'Collateral Damage' by Martin Jameson: Stone investigates the death of Gary Taylor, a veteran of the Iraq War suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

'The Bridge' by Cath Staincliffe: When university student Matt falls to his death from a railway bridge, Stone and his team embark on a murder investigation.

'The Night' by James Rye: Stone investigates the sexual assault of the wife of one of his team and uncovers a dark secret.

'Sleep Tight' by Cath Staincliffe: Two-year-old Brianna disappears one night from her family home.

'Demons' by Martin Jameson: A young man, Emir, is fatally stabbed in a Manchester street in front of his twin brother, Jamal.

'Taken' by Richard Monks: A man of Polish descent is attacked in the lead-up to local elections.

'One of Our Own' by Danny Brocklehurst: A fellow police officer is found critically injured on the notorious Marinduque Estate.

'Something to Do' by Martin Jameson: A young boy is discovered badly injured and left for dead.

'Blood' by Vivienne Harvey: DCI Stone gets in the ring to investigate the murder of a promising young thai kick boxer.

'Heart of Darkness' by Gurpreet Bhatti: A schoolgirl's body is found in a park in the poor part of town.

'Mother Love' by Richard Monks: Jean fights to defend her son, Matthew, after he is arrested for downloading child pornography.

©2018 Danny Brocklehurst (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio

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  • Sabeer
  • 2018-04-14

Gritty and hard-hitting

A brilliantly written and dramatised no nonsense, police procedural series with great characters throughout. Also it doesnt shy from any sensitive issues plaguing UK and tackles them headon.

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  • Jessie
  • 2018-05-21

Gritty. Grisly. Gruesome. Real. Heart-wrenching.

Stellar performances from an all star cast. Glad it was audio. Not sure I would have been able to handle video of some of the subject matter dealt with in this series. DCI Stone is wonderful character. I enjoyed making the journey with him, even when I wanted to tap him on the head for being an ass at times. I highly recommend this series to any fan of police procedurals with powerful story lines and lots of heart!

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  • MtnBrookie
  • 2018-10-10

Surprised more people in US haven’t heard these !

I took a chance on this and loved it! It’s 4 stories radio dramas and it’s honestly the best series I’ve ever heard !
Stone is a realistic detective you quickly start to love ! There are sound effects , music etc it’s very much like listening to a play ! I listen while walking my dogs and this was much more fun than a normal book !
I got chills at Times bc of the suspense etc !
Very dramatically acted out !
You get 4 short stores w same detective ! I esp liked the one w the Down syndrome actor ! I’ll buy everything this man produces! It’s that good !

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  • Stuart
  • 2019-01-07

Great entertainment

I enjoy BBC full cast radio dramas. This is very enjoyable. So enjoyable I preordered the next offering. I had a little difficulty with some of the full cockney accents but not enough to obscure the meaning or detract from the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-05

it was okay.

some of the stories was really good, but over all I found it to be okay.

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  • Crys
  • 2019-04-02

One of my favorite series

I love this series so much I had to buy the second part. Well acted and great story telling.

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  • Caprice Simmons
  • 2019-03-18

The Ending!!

This had be going. I was so into by the last story and disappointed because I wasn't really sure how it ended. On to the next book!!!

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  • Mrs. Sims
  • 2019-02-15

Excellent Performance!!

The narrators were amazing. They pull you into each story. I absolutely enjoyed this series.

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  • Anat Hoffman
  • 2018-08-18

rivitting

this is a wonderful series,believable, full of atmosphere.I cared about each and every case.I couldn't put it down.I loved DI Stone .what a super cop and realistic human being.I loved it!

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  • pibinca
  • 2018-08-02

Fantastic on all counts!

Wonderful performances, well-written stories, good characterization. The stories are well paced, not predictable, covering a broad range of social issues and problems. It's great fun and you don't even have to rack your brain to follow the plot, as is the case with John Le Carré. But it's complex enough to keep your attention. It's not even too pc. Just the right amount. I have a gripe with the last story, but I can't be too picky, the collection is 99% perfect. Made my daily run on the threadmill a lot more pleasant.