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Episode 1

15 Minute Drama, Craven Episode 1 of 5

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 10 February 2014

When two boys find the body of teenager Florence Henderson hanging from a tree in a wood, they post a photo of her suspended body to Facebook - alerting police and family.

Meanwhile, the annual Performance Review is keeping Craven (Maxine Peake) and her team, Watende Robinson (Michael Obiora) and Terry Bird (David Crellin), on their best behaviour - the last thing they need is a case which becomes high profile before they even get to the scene.

The apparent lynching-style of the crime alarms the police. Lance Darcy, a local amateur horror film maker, is questioned alongside Florence's school mates and her distant father, Mark Henderson.

Each day thoughout this series, additional scenes are carried on into films available on BBC iPlayer and the Radio 4 website. Today, we delve into the lives of the boys who discover Florence's corpse.

Created by Amelia Bullmore
Written by Michelle Lipton

Executive Producer: Nicola Shindler
Sound Engineer / Sound Designer: Eloise Whitmore
Police Consultant: Keith Dillon
Catherine Ames: Production Assistant

Director / Producer: Justine Potter
A Red Company production for BBC Radio 4.


DCI Sue Craven
Maxine Peake
DI Terry Bird
David Crellin
DS Watende Robinson
Michael Obiora
DSI Tooley
Paul Warriner
Erin Shanagher
Erin Shanagher
Jack Deam
Mark Jordon
Mark Jordon
Lance Darcy
Michael Hugo
Caitlin O'Ryan
Florence Henderson
Darcy Isa
Justine Potter
Justine Potter
Michelle Lipton


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