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Showcasing the best crime fiction from contemporary Australia. In Prime Cut, by Alan Carter, a headless torso gives disgraced DSC Cato Kwong one last shot at redemption.

Banished to the Stock Squad after his involvement in a police frame up, one-time golden boy DSC Cato Kwong is given a final chance at redemption. When the Great Southern Ocean washes up a headless torso, Cato is called in from the cold and sent to the remote mining town of Hopetoun, Western Australia to investigate. If he can quickly solve the case then maybe he can get his career back on track. Only his investigation takes him deep into the murky waters of migrant worker exploitation and multiple senseless murders.

Crime Down Under showcases the best crime fiction from contemporary Australia. Prime Cut by Alan Carter was shortlisted for the 2010 Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award. It is the first in a series of Cato Kwong mysteries. Prime Cut has been adapted for radio by Adrian Bean.
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Directed by Helen Perry
A BBC/Cymru Wales production.

Melbourne-born Christine Stephen-Daly shot to small screen prominence as Lara Stone in BBC's Casualty and Holby City. Fellow Australian Mark Little is famous for playing Joe Mangel in the long-running Australian soap Neighbours. Richard Dillane spent ten years living in Australia before moving back to the UK. He is well-known for his TV (Silent Witness, Wolf Hall) and film roles (Argo, Oranges and Sunshine). Andrew Leung is a rising star of stage (Olivier winning Chimerica) and screen (Phoneshop, Doctor Who).

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Wed 12 Sep 2018 14:15

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Role Contributor
Cato Kwong Andrew Leung
Tess Maguire Christine Stephen-Daly
Mick Hutchens Richard Dillane
Jim Buckley Steffan Rhodri
Keith Stevenson Mark Little
Grace Fisher Rio Holland
Billy Mathers Philip Fox
Pam the Waitress Kerry Gooderson
Justin Woodward Leo Wan
Author Alan Carter
Adaptor Adrian Bean
Director Helen Perry


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