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The Birthday Party, part 1

Could a soiree at a very high-class club be the start of an audacious heist? Brook is on it. Stars Alan Lake and Ray Brooks.

Could a swish soiree at a very high class club be the start of an audacious heist? DS Dave Brook is on it.

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr. Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving police officer DS Dave Brook. His new side-kick is 23 year-old 'grammar school boy' Detective Constable Blair Maxton, played by Christopher Blake.

With David Daker as Chief Insp. Roach, Jacqueline Tong as Judie, Johnny Wade as Tommy and Alan Lake as Thorn.

Writer Robert Barr [died 1999] is probably best remembered for his work on BBC TV's 'Z-Cars' and 'Softly Softly'.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.

30 minutes