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The Man Who Went Up in Smoke

1 hour, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 03 November 2012

by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
Dramatised for radio by Katie Hims.

Having just arrived on a beautiful, remote island for his much-needed Summer break with his wife and young children, Detective Inspector Beck is summoned back to Stockholm, where he is sent on a seemingly pointless and unofficial mission to Budapest, in search of a missing journalist. It is only when Beck has pretty much given up on the case that the truth finally emerges.

Original Music composed by Elizabeth Purnell

Directed by Mary Peate.


Martin Beck
Steven Mackintosh
Lennart Kollberg
Neil Pearson
Justin Salinger
Ari Boeck
Georgia Groome
Patrick Brennan
Joe Sims
Inga Beck
Lucy Black
Robert Blythe
Foreign Office Man
Sam Alexander
Embassy Man
Harry Livingstone
Frau Boeck
Christine Absalom
Amaka Okafor
Don Gilet
Gun Kollberg
Sally Orrock
Narrator 1
Lesley Sharp
Narrator 2
Nicholas Gleaves
Maj Sjowall
Per Wahloo
Katie Hims
Mary Peate


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