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Saturday 28 August 2004 21:00-22:00 (Radio 3)

By Christopher Brookmyre.

It's the Edinburgh Fringe, not Parlabane's favourite time of year. To add insult to injury, Parlabane has just walked into one of the worst conceived armed robberies he's ever had the pleasure to attend.


1 hour


Tommy and Jyzer appear to have been set up, not that they are aware of that fact. Holding up a Post Office in order to lay their hands on that mythical creature The Insurance Bond has to be their least smart move to date. But they can still make a few more along the way

Another chance to hear Douglas Henshall as Jack Parlabane and David Begg, Richard Gordon and Murdo Macleod as themselves.

Morag ...... Sheila Donald
Moira ...... Monica Gibb
Jack Parlabane ...... Douglas Henshall
English Crusty ...... John Paul Hurley
Jyzer ...... Tony Kearney
Constable McLaren ...... Steven McNicoll
Tommy ...... Michael Moreland
Helen/Pregnant Woman ...... Gayanne Potter
Mackay/Captain Finlay Craig ...... Paul Young

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