Rising Star and Wayward Son
4 Extra Debut. A rising US Marshal and a wayward oil tycoon’s son criss-cross before their 1930s cop and robber showdown. Stars Luke Norris.
Elmore Leonard's enthralling criminal odyssey is set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression.
Carl Webster is a rising star in the US Marshals Service, one of the elite man-hunters currently chasing the likes of Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd across America's Depression-ravaged heartland.
Meanwhile, Jack Belmont, the wayward son of an oil millionaire, wants to be public enemy number one. The lives of the cop and robber criss-cross repeatedly before finally confronting in an inevitable show down.
Adapted by Katie Hims
Carl Webster . . . . . Luke Norris
Jack Belmont . . . . . Adam Gillen
Louly Brown . . . . . Samantha Dakin
Tony Antonelli . . . . . Nathan Osgood
Virgil Webster . . . . . David Acton
Heidi Dilworth . . . . . Bettrys Jones
Emmet Long . . . . . Shaun Mason
Marshal Bob McMahon . . . . . Ian Conningham
Oris Belmont . . . . . John Chancer
Doris Belmont . . . . . Elaine Claxton
Norm Dilworth . . . . . Paul Heath
Nancy Polis . . . . . Roslyn Hill
Crystal Lee Davidson . . . . . Hannah Genesius
Mr Deering . . . . . Michael Bertenshaw
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.
Critical praise for Elmore Leonard's novel:
"Elmore Leonard is our Prospero, a magician who has given us inspired fun for 50 years. He floats above the action, amused; his motto is surely Puck's "What fools these mortals be." In The Hot Kid, Oklahoma is his version of Shakespeare's enchanted isle in "The Tempest," a brave new world where maids and monsters, outlaws and oilmen, strange creatures all, act out their dubious destinies." - The Washington
"As always, Leonard's prose seems effortless, his dialogue is perfect, and his humor is as dry as a moonshine martini....a terrific pleasure." - Booklist
"The whole sepia-toned caravan, in fact, is so relaxed that even the most violent felonies may leave you smiling. Leonard's gentle epic is as restorative as a month in the country." - Kirkus Reviews
You are at the first episode
|Carl Webster||Luke Norris|
|Jack Belmont||Adam Gillen|
|Louly Brown||Samantha Dakin|
|Tony Antonelli||Nathan Osgood|
|Virgil Webster||David Acton|
|Heidi Dilworth||Bettrys Jones|
|Emmet Long||Shaun Mason|
|Marshal Bob McMahon||Ian Conningham|
|Oris Belmont||John Chancer|
|Doris Belmont||Elaine Claxton|
|Norm Dilworth||Paul Heath|
|Nancy Polis||Roslyn Hill|
|Crystal Lee Davidson||Hannah Genesius|
|Mr Deering||Michael Bertenshaw|