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The Locked Room

by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
Translated by Paul Britten Austin
Dramatised by Katie Hims

Steven Mackintosh and Neil Pearson star as Martin Beck and Lennart Kollberg in the Swedish detective series that inspired a generation of crime writers.

The Locked Room. On his return to work after recuperating from a bullet wound in the chest, Martin Beck's first case is a conundrum: the body of a man who has been shot dead is discovered in a sealed room, but there is is no gun. Meanwhile, Kollberg and Larsson are on the trail of a pair of bank robbers.

Original music by Elizabeth Purnell
Directed by Mary Peate
Studio Managers: Caleb Knightley, Graham Harper, Mike Etherden, Alison Craig.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sat 20 Jul 2013 14:30


Role Contributor
NarratorLesley Sharp
NarratorNicholas Gleaves
Martin BeckSteven Mackintosh
Lennart KollbergNeil Pearson
Gunvald LarssonRalph Ineson
Einar RönnWayne Foskett
Bulldozer OlssonMichael Maloney
MalmNicholas Murchie
StenRick Warden
Police CommissionerRick Warden
MauritzonEwan Bailey
AkeBen Crowe
ManagerBen Crowe
DoctorBen Crowe
MonitaPhilippa Stanton
ClerkJoanna Brookes
Insurance WomanJoanna Brookes
PathologistHannah Wood
IngelaHannah Wood
GustavssonDavid Seddon
RheaNadine Marshall
ZachrissonJoe Sims
HjelmRobert Blythe
Warehouse Man - OldRobert Blythe
Warehouse Man - YoungMatthew Watson
Detective SergeantMatthew Watson
DirectorMary Peate
ProducerMary Peate
AdaptorKatie Hims
WriterMaj Sjowall
WriterPer Wahloo

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